Installing Softaculous on cPanel/DirectAdmin/Plesk

Last Updated: Wed, Sep 21, 2016
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Softaculous is a one-click installer being a popular alternative for Installatron. Installing web-based applications such as WordPress, Joomla! or Drupal is possible simply using Softaculous.

The install process for Softaculous is identical for all three control panels: cPanel, DirectAdmin and Plesk (Linux).

Download the install script:

wget -N

Give the script the correct permissions and execute it:

chmod 755


The script will automatically detect the used control panel. Unfortunately, currently there is no Installatron plugin available for Plesk on Windows.

Users will now be able to install applications from the "Softaculous Apps Installer" area in each control panel.

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