Softaculous is an auto script installer with a collection of PHP and JavaScript based scripts. It includes 194 scripts and keeps adding one by one. Softaculous has provided with several categories which includes Blogs like WordPress and B2evolution, Portals/CMS such as Joomla and Drupal, Forums such as phpBB and SMF, Image Galleries, Social Networking, CRM’s such as SugarCRM and dotProject, e-commerce scripts like Zen Cart, Magento, CubeCart, WHMCS billing software and many more! All of these scripts can be installed within few clicks on your dedicated server.

How to Install Softaculous on your Linux Dedicated Server ?

Before installing Softaculous, make sure you have cPanel installed on your dedicated server and must have root access in order to install softaculous successfully.

Step 1: It might be possible that you will get the following error after the installation is complete.

Site error: the file /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/softaculous/enduser/main/functions.php requires the ionCube
PHP Loader ioncube_loader_lin_5.2.so to be installed by the site administrator.

To avoid this error, make sure you have enabled the ionCube Loader from the WHM >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings before starting the installation.

Step 2: Now, login into your dedicated server using root.

Step 3: Through the Secure SHell (SSH) enter the commands shown below to download the softaculous software from their official site. Make sure the path you enter to download the softaculous addon is correct.

[root@localhost ~]# cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi
[root@localhost ~]# wget -N http://www.softaculous.com/ins/addon_softaculous.php
[root@localhost ~]# chmod 755 addon_softaculous.php

Step 4: Once you are done with the above command, navigate to the WHM >> Plugins/Add-Ons >> Softaculous – Instant Installs. The below image will be displayed with the message “Congratulations, Softaculous was installed successfully”.

Softaculous provides two types of licenses: Free and Premium. The free version does not offer much scripts to install. The free version doesn’t include the most appealing and popular scripts such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, phpBB, Magento, Zen Cart, WHMCS and many more! If you want to enjoy the premium features of Softaculous, please contact uk web hosting services offered by eUKhost and obtain a premium license and make use of all the scripts that are included into the softaculous with no additional costs.

You can also refer to this Infographic for Installing Softaculous on Linux Dedicated Servers:

Install Softaculous on Linux Dedicated Server- Infographic

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