Softaculous is one of the leading auto installers for the control panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. We all are lazy people and we need one click solution for installing scripts like wordpress, WHMCS etc. on our servers. In a WHM/cPanel server, we can use the Softaculous as an addon, which manage all installations. The PHP extension IonCubeLoader must be enabled on your server for the Softaculous installation.


The installation is very simple and it has only a few steps. Here I am explaining 2 methods to install Softaculous.

  • This requires root SSH access to the server.

Method I

Step 1. Login SSH as root user.

Step 2. Download the installation script:

# wget -N http://files.softaculous.com/install.sh

Step 3. Change the file permission and execute the script.

# chmod 755 install.sh
# sh install.sh

Method II

Step 1. Download the script into the following location:

# cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi
# wget -N http://www.softaculous.com/ins/addon_softaculous.php

Step 2. Change the file permission to executable:

# chmod 755 addon_softaculous.php

Step 3. Login WHM as root and do the following steps:

WHM >> Plugins >> softaculous >> Instant Installs 

That's all!

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