Softacolous software made easy

cPanel control panel has a lot of features to make users to create their own spaces and website easily and on this article we will be talking about Softacolous software application which is as easy as 1 2 3. There is a manual way to install your favorite CMS application such as Joomla! WordPress and even Drupal. In Softacolous You can install almost everything with just simple clicks and instruction on it. Below is on how to install several application using Softacolous software:

Install WordPress using Softaculous offered with your cPanel control panel

The below description will help you with installing WordPress from your cPanel control panel using Softaculous.

Step
 1 : You must first login to your website’s admin panel to initiate the 
WordPress installation on your website. Usually, you can locate it at 
yourwebsite.com/cpanel or yourwebsite.com:2082.

Step 2 : You must
 now scroll-down until you find Software/Services where you can see 
Softaculous. There are multiple scripts offered by Softaculous, but here
 we are interested in installing WordPress, if you intend to install 
some other web application, the process would be more or less similar.

Step
 3 : Scroll-down to Blogs. Look for the WordPress link and Click it. You
 should find link on the left-hand sidebar in Softaculous.

Step 4
 : Once in, you can view a brief information regarding WordPress. Look 
for the Install link placed above the header to initiate the 
installation. Click Install

Step 5 : Softaculous will automatically fill in default settings, but you may want to customize them.

At
 the top of the page, you will have to select the domain where you wish 
to install WordPress. Select the directory to install WordPress on. It 
will fill the box with the default install destination to 
yourwebsite.com/wp.

You would be required to populate the empty 
boxes. For In Directory type the name of a new directory you would like 
created. The box would be left blank to install the software into your 
main directory by default. Once you are done, click Install.

Step
 6 : Add a name and description for your website, type in your desired 
administrator username, password, and email address. If you wish to have
 a secure key (password), you must click the key logo and get a randomly
 generated password. Then click Install.

Step 7 : You will now see a confirmation page of your installation

Step
 8 : You may access the link to go to your WordPress admin-page or type 
“yourwebsite.com/wp-admin” in the browser. You must now use the login 
name (username) and password that you had set during the installation.

Step
 9 : At the first login, you would be prompted to change your password. 
You can ignore this by clicking the link that says “No Thanks, Do not 
remind me again”.

This concludes the installation.

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How to Install Prestashop using Softaculous


1. Access to your cpanel via web browser by typing http://yourdomain.com:2082

2. Click on the Softaculous in main page of cpanel under software/Services section.

3. On the left menu in Softaculous, click on the E-commerce , then click on the word Prestashop.

4. Click the Install blue.

5. Fill in the details as per the instructions below.

a. Select the protocol http / https desired. Normally use http://www , so the website can be accessed at www prefix.

b. Choose the domain you want to install (usually when using domain add-on/subdomain/parked will appear more than one domain).

c. Leave blank, or if they want installed as a subdomain, type the subdomain name folder.

d. Name database can be set manually or let Softaculous auto-generated database name.

e. Enter the name of your online store.

f.
Fill in the name of the admin folder. This folder is accessible when
you want to set up a website through the admin panel, create a unique
name so it is not easy for others to guess.

g. Leave the default / what it is.

h. Fill in your e-mail address of the admin website.

i. Fill with a good password combination, consisting of letters, numbers and characters such as dots, commas, and so on.

j. Fill in the name of personal who served as administrator of the website.

k. Click the install when done filling.

This concludes the installation of prestashop.

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How to install phpbb forum using softaculous.


1. Access to your cpanel via web browser by typing http://yourdomain.com:2082

2. Click on the Softaculous in main page of cpanel under software/Services section.

3.
To proceed with the phpBB3 installation find the Forum section and
click on it to expand. You will see a list of applications that you can
install. Find the phpBB3 link and click on it, so that Softaculous will
open the installation screen.

4. Click the Install blue.

5. Fill in the details as per the instructions below.

a.
In Directory: Please note that by default Softaculous will install the
phpBB3 application in the root web folder and you will be able to access
the website via your domain name. If you prefer to install it in a
subfolder, for example "forum", enter its name in the "In Directory"
field.

b. Board Name: This is the name of your website and by
default it is set to "My Board". You can change it to something that
better describes the main purpose of your new website.

c. Admin Username: By default this field is set to "admin", If you want you can change it to a different username.
d.
Admin Password: Softaculous automatically generates a unique password
for your new website. Still, you can change the string in the field and
type a new password which you can remember more easily.

e. Click the install when done filling.

This concludes the installation of phpbb forum.

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There you go on some of the samples on installing Application CMS using Softacolous. Easy isn't it? Have fun with our services.

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