How to Install Softaculous in Plesk Linux. Softaculous is a commercial script library that automates the installation of commercial and open source web applications to a website. Softaculous scripts are executed from the administration area of a website control panel, typically via an interface tool such as cPanel, Plesk, H-Sphere, DirectAdmin and InterWorx.
Softaculous is the leading Auto Installer for cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, InterWorx, H-Sphere. It has 453 great scripts and we are still adding more.
Softaculous is integrated into Plesk control panel and can be installed into Plesk in just 2 minutes. Softaculous is tightly integrated with Plesk and your users can access 453 apps. Softaculous takes care of the complete lifecycle of the application from install to backup to update.
A server with Plesk Linux (Any Plesk version above 9.0 is supported)
Note: Before starting the installation make sure ionCube Loaders are enabled. Otherwise you will not be able to Install Softaculous. The ionCube Loaders can be downloaded from here. You can also check if ionCube is enabled with the following shell command :
# root> php -m | grep -i ioncube
Note: Also make sure POSIX is enabled. Otherwise you will not be able to Install Softaculous. You can check if POSIX is enabled with the following shell command :
# root> php -m | grep -i posix
If posix is not installed then run the following command
# yum install php-process # wget -N http://files.softaculous.com/install.sh # chmod 755 install.sh # ./install.sh
The Installer will start showing the Installation Processes and when done will indicate the same.
NOTE: Scripts will be downloaded during this process. The Download Activity will also be shown on the screen.
Thats it the installation of Softaculous is completed!