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Softaculous is a popular application used in cPanel to simplify the installation and management of various scripts, applications, and web platforms.
With Softaculous, you can install applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and many others with just a few clicks, without having to deal with complex configurations.


  • a Web Hosting service
  • an OnetSolutions account


Accessing Softaculous

To access Softaculous, you need to log in to your cPanel account.
Once logged in to cPanel, scroll down to the "Software" section and click on the "Softaculous Apps Installer" icon.

Installing an Application with Softaculous

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    After accessing Softaculous, you will be redirected to the homepage, where you'll find a list of popular applications. You can also search for a specific application using the search bar at the top of the page.
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    Select the application you want to install by clicking on its icon or name. For example, to install WordPress, click on the WordPress icon.
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    On the application's page, click the "Install" button to start the installation process.
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    You will be directed to a new page where you'll need to provide some details for configuring your application. Fill in the required fields, such as the site name, username, and password, and choose any additional options if needed.
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    Once you have filled in all the details, click the "Install" button at the bottom of the page.
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    Softaculous will then begin installing the application with the provided settings. Wait for a few moments while the installation process completes.
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    Once the installation is finished, Softaculous will provide you with the access details for your application, such as the login URL and login credentials. Make a note of these details or send them to your email for future reference.
And there you have it! You have successfully installed an application using Softaculous.

Managing Installed Applications

Softaculous also offers management features for applications already installed in your cPanel account. Here are some common operations you can perform:
  • Updating Applications: On the Softaculous homepage, you will see a list of applications installed in your account. If an update is available for an application, you will see an update button next to it. Simply click on this button to update the application to the latest available version.
  • Uninstalling Applications: If you wish to uninstall an application, go to the Softaculous homepage and search for the installed application in the list. Next to the application, you will find an "X" icon for uninstallation. Click on the "X" icon, and Softaculous will prompt you to confirm the uninstallation. Once confirmed, the application will be uninstalled from your account.
  • Backup and Restore: Softaculous also provides the ability to backup and restore your installed applications. On the homepage, you will find options to create a backup of your applications or restore them from an existing backup file.
  • Clone and Staging: Softaculous allows you to create clones of your applications or set up staging environments for testing purposes. These features are useful when you want to experiment or make changes to your applications without affecting the live site.
With Softaculous, you can easily install, manage, update, and uninstall applications, as well as perform backups, restores, cloning, and staging. This powerful tool simplifies the process of managing your website applications, allowing you to focus on creating and maintaining your online presence.
Softaculous offers a wide range of applications across various categories, including content management systems, e-commerce platforms, forums, blogs, and more. You can explore the extensive collection of applications available in Softaculous and install them with just a few clicks.
Remember to regularly update your installed applications to benefit from new features, security enhancements, and bug fixes. Softaculous makes it easy to keep your applications up to date with its one-click update feature.
In addition to its user-friendly interface and easy installation process, Softaculous also provides documentation, video tutorials, and support resources to help you make the most of its features. If you encounter any difficulties or have questions, you can refer to the Softaculous documentation or reach out to the cPanel support team for assistance.
Softaculous is a valuable tool for website owners and administrators, offering a convenient and efficient way to manage and install applications. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced user, Softaculous simplifies the process of building and maintaining your online presence.