What is the Softaculous Apps Installer :
Softaculous is an app installer that saves you the time and effort of setting up your dream blog, website or ecommerce store. Particularly loved by Shared Hosting customers, the Softaculous app installer makes getting started with a website, a piece of cake. Here’s how Softaculous helps customers, especially those that are new to the web industry (usually Shared Hosting customers) ease into the workings of web infrastructure.
All the apps you need for your web business, in 1 place
The Softaculous apps installer allows a user to easily install more than 400+ apps in just a few clicks, covering every major app that you need to successfully run a web business in categories such as:
- Content management
- Image galleries
- Social networks
- Ad managers
- Analytics tools
- Email management
- Project management
- Customer support
- Database management
- File managers
- SEO tools
- Financial managers and more.
Softaculous also offers popular scripts such as:
You can also request for scripts you don’t find-
If you manage to find a script Softaculous does not have, the team will review your request and add it to their script library.
You can get your website up and running very quickly as the Softaculous apps installer takes care of the entire installation process and any possible issues. You are spared from downloading and uploading zip files or trying to find out why an installation failed, etc.
The Softaculous app installer is offered in several major web hosting panels such as cPanel, Plesk, CentOS, Interworx, ISP system, DirectAdmin, H-Sphere and Hosting Controller and is also available through API. ResellerClub offers Softaculous with every Shared Hosting package.
The app can be found under ‘Software’ in cPanel
Software updates are well-tested before release to ensure you face no issues. Also, you do not have to worry about server maintenance as updates are downloaded via a CRON process which runs automatically on the server.
Ease of use
Considering that a Shared Web Hosting package is usually what most people just starting out with their online business usually begin with/are introduced to, Softaculous is designed such that anyone can navigate through it. There are several helpful hints and tips throughout the interface to help you.
A look inside Softaculous
Install scripts in your own language
The Softaculous app installer allows you to install scripts in over 50 languages. This saves you from downloading translation packages!
Ratings, reviews and demos of scripts
If you’re unsure of a particular script, Softaculous lists the script’s ratings, reviews and even links to demos for users to make an informed decision.
A view of the demo option inside Softaculous
Scripts continuously updated
The Softaculous app installer continues to add newer scripts to their library everyday.
User reviews for WHMCS listed in Softaculous
Softaculous also allows you to clone your website to test changes before you install it on the live site.
We hope you found this post useful. How were you introduced to the Softaculous apps installer? If you haven’t used it yet, try out our Shared Hosting package to launch your online business in minutes with Softaculous.