Softaculous Auto Software Installer
There are many free website applications on the internet that are available for anyone to download and install on a web hosting account. The applications can be used to build your whole website or simply add a blog, gallery or forum to an existing site.
Softaculous brings these scripts together in one place making it possible for virtually anyone to install them through the Softaculous control panel.
We include the Softaculous control panel with our hosting plans for no extra charge so you can login and start installing straight away.
Just as the name says Softaculous is a fabulous, miraculous piece of software that makes installing free website scripts quick and easy.
To build a general web site, blog or gallery we recommend Wordpress. Wordpress uses plugins to extend its functionality however we highly recommend not installing any plugins if possible because they are very often the cause of hacked websites. Hacked websites can be very hard to restore to their original state and can lead to suspension of a web hosting account.
You can easily install any of the Softaculous software yourself. Once logged into cPanel look for the Softaculous icon.
Softaculous vs Fantastico
A competitor to Softaculous is Fantastico. We tried Fantastico for 4 years but have found Fantastico to be the inferior product. Softaculous has more regular updates, is more reliable, intuitive and has more software to install than Fantastico.