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What is Softaculous

Softaculous automates the installation of web applications to a website through the use of predefined scripts. Installations are launched from the website administration area/Control Panel


To install an application using Softaculous:


Log into your cPanel
Click the Softaculous link, which is located under the Software/Services section
Click on the program you would like to install:
Click the Install button (located above the description of the software)

Important! If you get an error stating that there are conflicting files (such as robots.txt, .htaccess, etc.) You can go through your File Manager and delete the files from your public_html. Then the Softaculous installer will go through with the install.

Fill out all of the installation details and then click the Install button at the bottom of the page. If you want to email yourself a copy of these installation details for later reference, enter your email address next to Email installation details to (located towards the bottom of the page). While the installation details may vary from program to program, generally the same information is asked for. In our testing, we are using softaculous to install WordPress. Below is a summary of the settings being asked for.

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