What is Softaculous?

Posted on by Matt Aurand
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The Softaculous auto-installer allows the installation of web applications with the click of a button. A wide variety of applications are available to be easily installed on our VPS server or Dedicated server, including web portals, e-commerce solutions, content management systems, blogs, polls, forums and more. Softaculous can take over the installations of other auto-installers. Softaculous also has an easy-to-use backup feature, allowing for the backup of installations at anytime.

Here is a full list of Softaculous applications that can be installed.

Softaculous is included free with managed Linux VPS and Dedicated servers.

Is everything in Softaculous free?
No, but most of the applications are open-source and available without a cost.

Why use Softaculous to install applications?
Softaculous makes installing software packages such as WordPress and PhpBB easy. Softaculous does everything involved in the installation process, including creating databases and setting up permissions on the web-viewable content. Softaculous can also create backups of the software it installs.

Can I remove applications that I install with Softaculous?
Yes, applications that installed with Softaculous can be uninstalled by Softaculous.

Will Softaculous take over software installed by Fantastico?
Yes, Softaculous can take over any software installed by Fantastico, allowing Softaculous to update and backup said software.

Does Liquid Web support applications installed through Softaculous?
Third-party applications are not fully managed and are beyond the scope of support. Since these applications are not developed or supported by Liquid Web, outside assistance for these applications is available through online communities or the applications’ developer.

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