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:

  • Access your cPanel and follow the link to Softaculous from the "Software/Services" tab;
  • Find the application which you want to import from the left menu. You can also use the "Search" functionality;
  • On the software page you will see several tabs. Click the "Import" tab which will open a new page "Import Software";
  • 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 subfolder type the name of the subfolder in the "In Directory" field and click "Import";

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