How to install Softaculous on a VPS/Dedicated server with cPanel/WHM

Installation Requirements

Before installing Softaculous make sure that ionCube Loaders are enabled. In order to install Softaculous on a VPS or a dedicated server with cPanel, you will need to perform the steps listed below:

1. Log into your WHM (as a root user).

2. Go to Server Configuration (1), click Tweak Settings (2) and navigate to the PHP tab (3). Select ioncube (4) for cPanel PHP Loader:



3. Click on the Save button below.

NOTE: This will enable Ioncube for you in the third-party PHP binary.

4. If you have a firewall, access to download packages from *.softaculous.com should be allowed. The following domains should be whitelisted in your firewall as these are the mirrors used to download the script packages:

api.softaculous.com (IP : 216.18.221.243)
s1.softaculous.com (IP : 192.210.128.227)
s2.softaculous.com (IP : 76.164.222.115)
s3.softaculous.com (IP : 76.164.201.252)
s4.softaculous.com (IP : 148.251.68.26)


Installing Softaculous

1. Log into your server via SSH and run the following commands one by one:

wget -N https://files.softaculous.com/install.sh



2. Once the installation file is downloaded, proceed with the following commands:

chmod 755 install.sh

./install.sh

3. Wait until the Softaculous installation is completed. The following congratulation message should appear in your command line:



4. Now go back to your WHM, navigate to the Plugins menu and click on the Softaculous - Instant Installs menu:



5. The following page will open if the installation is successful:





suPHP Settings


If suPHP is enabled on your server, the following adjustments should be applied so that Softaculous sets the correct permissions for writable files and folders:

1. Navigate to the Settings menu in Softaculous:



2. Edit CHMOD Files to 0644 and CHMOD Directories to 0755.

The installation of Softaculous on the suPHP server is completed.

That's it!

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