How To: Installing Software with Softaculous
Softaculous is an easy to use one click installer, allowing you to install software packages on your Fully Managed Linux server quickly and easily backup and update these installs. While Softaculous is designed with ease of use in mind, it can be confusing to install software with Softaculous. The purpose of this article is to walk through installing a piece of software using Softaculous.
Getting to Softaculous
To start, you will want to login to either cPanel or Plesk, depending on what your server has. Once inside your server’s respective control panel, you will want to navigate to the Softaculous interface.
If you are running cPanel, Softaculous is located here:
If you are running Plesk, Softaculous is located here:
Once you are inside of Softaculous, you will want to pick which software package you want to install. For instance, if you wanted to install the Simple Machine Forum, or SMF, on your domain, you would want to expand the Forums section and then click on the arrow next SMF, as shown in the picture below.
Once you have clicked on that, you will be on the main page for Softaculous. Click on the button labeled “Install” and you will be greeted with a screen that looks like the following:
Simply change the default options to whatever you would like and click install. A few moments later a page will load stating the success or failure of the install. That’s it. Installing software is with Softaculous is that easy. If you have any questions regarding softaculous or your install does not go as planned, please feel free to contact Heroic Support.