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Updated: January 27, 2021
By: RSH Web Editorial Staff
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Softaculous Application Installer

Is an automatic script installer that is integrated into cPanel. Softaculous is tightly integrated with cPanel and you can access 450+ of the most popular PHP, JavaScript, Perl applications. Softaculous also takes care of the complete lifecycle of the application from Installing to backups as well as auto updating, restoring, script ratings, user reviews and online demo's
You no longer need to manually install applications. You can now install these scripts and apps with just a few clicks of you mouse

Try the Softaculous Demo, Check out the Specifications, Read Reviews and much more on each applications available via the Softaculous Auto Installer

cPanel Features

ONE Click Install
Install apps within seconds

450+ Apps
Wide range of scripts and apps to choose from

Daily Updates
Get the updated version of apps within a day

Easy to use API & SDK
Well documented and easy to use API and SDK for your convenience

Check the demos of scripts to experience the app before installing

Ratings and Reviews
Check the Ratings and Reviews of scripts to get an idea of what other users feel

Backups / Restore
Configure backups which can be restored if anything goes wrong

Clone installations
Clone your website to test any changes before you make it to your live site

WordPress & Themes
Install WordPress themes while installing WordPress itself

Most of the apps can be installed if your native language

Install Joomla and scheduled auto backups

Install Mambo with just a few clicks

Automated Backups
i.e. Daily, Weekly, Monthly

What more would you want? Drupal 8? Ok we have that too


You can find the Softaculous Apps Installer link in the "Software" section of the cPanel Main Page

Softaculous Apps

You can also find a dedicated section of the Softaculous Apps Installer which displays the most popular applications and the application category in the front panel


When you will click on Softaculous Apps Installer in the Software section, it will take you to the App installer interface

Softaculous Installer

You can install, modify any installation and Create as well as Manage the Backups

Install Application using Softaculous Apps Installer

To install an application from the Softaculous Apps Installer click on any of the categories on the left or search from the search box. There you can select the application you wish to install

Click Install and follow the instructions to install the application to your website

Create Backup of any Application

You can easily create a backup of your application using the Softaculous Apps Installer to restore it in your account later. To create the backup of your application, you will need to go to the list of all installations section of your Softaculous Apps Installer. Click on the icon at the top of the navigation bar to open All Installations

In All Installations, you will find the list of all applications, which are installed by the Softaculous Apps Installer

Click on the Backup icon to create an automatic backup of the whole application installation. This backup will include all the files, database and configuration of the application. You can always restore the application by going into Backup and Restore interface of Softaculous Apps Installer, which can be opened by clicking on Backup and Restore icon from the top navigation menu

How easy it is to use the Auto Install

1.) Log into your cPanel control panel
2.) Click the Softaculous icon
3.) Select the Application you want to install
4.) Select where you want it to be installed
5.) Select your username and password
6.) Click "Install" That is it

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