Installing Softaculous

Softaculous is integrated into cPanel and can be installed into cPanel in just 2 minutes. Softaculous is tightly integrated with cPanel and your users can access 421 apps. Softaculous takes care of the complete lifecycle of the application from install to backup to update.


Note: Before starting the installation make sure ionCube Loaders are enabled.
For that go to WHM >> click on Tweak Settings. Please make sure that the Ioncube loader is selected for the backend copy of PHP.

If you have a firewall, then please allow access to download all packages from *.softaculous.com

192.198.80.3 # api.softaculous.com
158.69.6.246 # s1.softaculous.com
192.200.108.99 # s2.softaculous.com
213.239.208.58 # s3.softaculous.com
138.201.24.83 # s4.softaculous.com
167.114.200.240 # s7.softaculous.com

You can easily install the softaculous using the following steps:

Now SSH to your server and enter following commands:

#cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi
#wget -N http://www.softaculous.com/ins/addon_softaculous.php
#chmod 755 addon_softaculous.php

Now go to : WHM >> Plugins (Add-Ons on older versions than 11) >> Softaculous – Instant Installs
The webpage will open if the installation was successful:

You can run the following commands to install Softaculous on cPanel without having to visit cPanel/WHM :

#cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi
#wget -N http://www.softaculous.com/ins/addon_softaculous.php
#chmod 755 addon_softaculous.php
/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/php /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/addon_softaculous.php