Softaculous FAQ (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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What are the Softaculous Email Settings?

Softaculous can be configured to send you an email message every time an application is installed/removed or edited. You can configure the email notifications by following 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 "Email Settings" button […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]