Softaculous (20 Articles)

Where Softaculous stores scripts backups?

Before upgrading or modifying your application it is recommended to create a backup. In this way if anything goes wrong you will be able to restore the web site from this backup. Softaculous allows to create a script installation backup in several clicks. Detailed instructions can be found in the How can I create a backup in Softaculous? article. Once the backup is created you will see a direct link to open the backups section. The text confirmation will look as follows: The backup was created successfully. You can download it from the Backups page. Alternatively, you can open the Backups and Restore page by clicking on the corresponding icon located in the Softaculous upper right menu. There you will find the options to restore the available backup, download it on your local computer or delete it. Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…

How to search for scripts in Softaculous?

In order to search for scripts in Softaculous please follow these steps:    1. Access your cPanel and follow the link to Softaculous from the "Software/Services" tab;    2. Just below the top right menu there is a Search field box;    3. Start typing in it and you will get all the applications that match your criteria; For example, if you are looking for WordPress type "w" in the search option and you will see all the initial lists of "w" scripts. Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…

Where can I receive additional help for my application?

When you have troubles with an application you can ask its community for help and search its forums for similar to your problems. For example, the official Joomla forum is accessible at: http://forum.joomla.org/ There are special support sections in the forum that you can check out for more details. You can also post in the forums and ask for assistance. If the application has been installed via Softaculous the links to Support Sites will be available in the Overview Tab of the respective software. Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…

How to add modules to an application installed with Softaculous?

An application installed with Softaculous doesn't differ in any way from a standard application installation. This means that all supported modules will be compatible with your Softaculous installed application. For detailed instructions how to add modules to a specific application you can check our tutorials . In addition, you can check the official documentation of your application. Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…

How can I download my Softaculous backups?

The Softaculous auto installer allows you to create / restore backups of your applications directly from the web interface. You can also download your backups via your web browser following these step:    1. Access your cPanel and follow the link to Softaculous from the "Software/Services" tab;    2. From the top right menu choose the "Backups and Restore" button which looks like a zipped folder;    3. You will see all backups that you have previously created. You can click on the first blue arrow icon to download a backup. Sometimes, when a backup is too big in size, you may not be able to download it. In such cases we advise you to use an FTP client and download your backup from your account. To download the backup access your account via an FTP client and go to the softaculous_backups folder. You will see all available backups and you can download them to your local computer. Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…

How to change the language in Softaculous?

In order to change the language in Softaculous please follow these steps:    1. Access your cPanel and follow the link to Softaculous from the "Software/Services" tab;    2. From the top right menu choose the "Edit Settings" button;    3. On the new page you will see a list of all settings that you can change. Softaculous offers 9 languages and you can switch among them from the drop-down menu;    4. To confirm your choice click the "Edit Settings" button;…

How to reinstall an application in Softaculous?

If you wish to reinstall your script, first you have to remove your current installation in order to avoid any errors caused by the existing files in the installation directory. This means that the application needs to be completely deleted. If you need any of the old data, it is highly recommended to back it up before deleting it. The uninstall process consists of the following steps:    1. Access your cPanel and follow the link to Softaculous from the "Software/Services" tab;    2. From the top right menu choose the "All Instalaltions" button which looks like a wooden box;    3. On the new page you will see a list of all installed applications. Find the one which you want to uninstall and click the "Remove" button;    4. Install the application again by selecting it from the left menu. For more details you can check the Softaculous application installation tutorial . Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…

How to restore a Softaculous backup?

The Softaculous auto installer allows you to create/restore backups of your applications directly from the web interface. To restore a backup of any of your applications please follow these steps:    1. Access your cPanel and follow the link to Softaculous from the "Software/Services" tab;    2. From the top right menu choose the "Backups and Restore" button which looks like a zipped folder;    3. On the new page you will see a list of all available backups. Find the one which you want to restore and click the "Restore" button (the light blue arrow). Follow the rest of the restore steps. Softaculous allows you to restore your files and MySQL databases. Usually, you will have to restore both but in some situations you can restore only the application's files or DB. If you are not sure how to proceed you can post a new support ticket. Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…

How to uninstall an application in Softaculous?

In order to uninstall an application previously installed with Softaculous please follow these steps:    1. Access your cPanel and follow the link to Softaculous from the "Software/Services" tab;    2. From the top right menu choose the "All Installations" button which looks like a wooden box;    3. On the new page you will see a list of all installed applications. Find the one which you want to uninstall and click the "Remove" button; You can also select several applications and delete them all by selecting "Remove" in the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page. For more details please check our Softaculous application removal tutorial . Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…

How to upgrade an application with Softaculous

You can use Softaculous to upgrade only applications that have been previously installed with it. If you have such an application and it is outdated you can follow these steps to upgrade it:    1. Access your cPanel and follow the link to Softaculous from the "Software/Services" tab;    2. From the top right menu choose the "All Instalaltions" button which looks like a wooden box;    3. On the new page you will see a list of all installed applications. If you have outdated applications and Softaculous has a newer version for your app you will see a small icon with two blue arrows next to the version of the application. Click it to perform the upgrade. Note: You are fully responsible for performing Softaculous upgrades. Before making one make sure you have a full backup of your site. Sometimes Softaculous upgrades fail for various reasons. In such cases you have to restore your own backup. You can also use Softaculous to create a backup of the application before upgrading it. On the upgrade page you will see detailed backup instructions. Once you restore your site you have to proceed with the manual upgrade instructions. Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…

How can I create a backup in Softaculous?

The Softaculous auto installer allows you to create/restore backups of your applications directly from the web interface. To create a backup of any of your applications please follow these steps:    1. Access your cPanel and follow the link to Softaculous from the "Software/Services" tab;    2. From the top right menu choose the "All Instalaltions" button which looks like a wooden box;    3. On the new page you will see a list of all installed applications. Find the one which you want to backup and click the "Backup" button; Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…

How do I install an application with Softaculous?

Installing an application with Softaculous is easy and straightforward. You should access your cPanel and follow the Softaculous link in the Software/Services tab. You will be taken to the Softaculous home page. On the home page you will see several sections that allow you to check the latest Softaculous news and also access demo versions of all applications. All available applications are listed in the left menu. Softaculous offers more than 230 scripts and that is why the apps are grouped into categories. For example, under the "Portals/CMS" category you will find Joomla, Drupal, etc. When you click on a category it will expand and you will see the applications that you can install. Each application will guide you through a comprehensive wizard to specify all the details for your new installation. For more detailed instructions you can check our Softaculous script installation tutorial . Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…

What kind of applications can I install with Softaculous?

The Softaculous auto installer allows you to install more than 230 applications/software packages. Based on the underlying technology which is used they are grouped in three main sections: 1. PHP applications; 2. Perl applications; 3. JavaScript libraries; There are different categories in each section. When you open the Softaculous auto installer it always loads the PHP categories by default. If you want to check out the available JavaScript libraries and Perl software packages you should choose the correct section from the grey menu bar which is just below the Softaculous logo. Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…

What is Softaculous?

Softaculous is an Auto Installer program. Softaculous helps you to install free/opensource applications in a couple of minutes. A user can install an application available in Softaculous without having to download/upload/change any files. Additionally, the developers of Softaculous have made it possible for users to choose the application they think is the best after showing them ratings voted by users who have already tested and used the app. You can also see demos of the applications. In short, Softaculous just helps you to install applications really fast. Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…

What are the Softaculous Email Settings?

Softaculous is configured to send you an email message every time an application is installed/removed or edited to the email address that you have for your cPanel account. If you want to change your account settings, please check this tutorial…

What are Softaculous software ratings?

Softaculous makes it possible for users to rate Software/an Application. So the ratings of an application you see are the votes given by individual users like you. It enables a new user to select the best software in a particular category. Rating an application is pretty simple. Just click on the Ratings Tab in Softaculous for the application you want to rate. It will open a new page showing the ratings of that application. Select the rating you wish to give to that software and click Submit Ratings. Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…

Does Softaculous offer demos of the applications?

Yes, Softaculous offers demos for almost all applications that you can install through it. A demo link is provided for an application so that you can actually see and use the software before installing it. The demo may either be available at the respective application site or at the Softaculous Demo Site. To check a demo of an application select the application from the left menu. After that click on the Demo tab and you will be taken to a new Demo page. Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…

I get an error when installing an application via Softaculous?

Most of the time the errors may be due to wrong user input. For example, you may provide an invalid email address or a Directory, Database Name which already exists. In such a case just provide a valid email address or another Directory, Database Name. If the problem persists, contact the support team of your hosting provider. Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…

I’ve already installed my application manually – can I import it in Softaculous?

Yes, you can add a manually installed application to Softaculous. The two main benefits are: - You will be able to upgrade the software from the Softaculous interface, directly through your web browser. - You will be able to create/restore backups of the application from Softaculous, again via your browser. To import your existing installation please follow the steps below:    1. Access your cPanel and follow the link to Softaculous from the "Software/Services" tab;    2. Find the application which you want to import from the left menu. You can also use the "Search" functionality;    3. On the software page you will see several tabs. Click the "Import" tab which will open a new page "Import Software";    4. On the new page you will see two sections - "Choose Domain" and "In Directory". If your application is installed in the public_html folder and is accessible via your main domain name leave the fields empty and click "Import". If the application is in a sub-folder type the name of the sub-folder in the "In Directory" field and click "Import"; Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…

When will Softaculous have the latest version of a script?

Softaculous updates regularly all of its applications. When you access the Softaculous auto installer you will see the home page. If there are any updates for your installed applications you will see a note on the top of the page. You can click on the note and you will be taken to a new page on which Softaculous will list all outdated applications. For more details on how to upgrade your applications you can check the How to upgrade a script with Softaculous tutorial. Please bear in mind that Softaculous does not offer Beta versions of any applications. Check out our Softaculous hosting package which will allow you to use all the great features that the Softaculous application provides to you.…