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Softaculous is a tool located within your cPanel you can use to help you easily install other programs. Softaculous does the tedious work involved with software installation. No more uploading installation files or creating and configuring databases, you can now install programs such as WordPress and Joomla by simply clicking a link.

On this page, you'll find a complete tutorial series that walks you through all of the great features included within Softaculous!

Softaculous is free with every Shared Hosting account, VPS or dedicated hosting customers can purchase a Softaculous license from AMP.


Installing and Uninstalling programs

Learn how to use Softaculous to easily install or remove applications from your account.
Section 1: FAQ - Installing programs with Softaculous
Before we show you how to install programs with Softaculous, we'll first review commonly asked installation related questions.
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Section 2: List of programs in Softaculous
This is a list of programs that can be installed through Softaculous.
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Section 3: How to install programs using Softaculous
In this tutorial, we'll show you how to install a program using Softaculous.
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Section 4: How to uninstall programs using Softaculous
Removing programs in Softaculous is as easy as installing them, and we'll walk you through the uninstall steps in this guide.
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Managing your programs

Once a program is installed, Softaculous continues to provide great features, such as a simple way to backup, restore, and upgrade your applications.
Section 5: How to manage software installed using Softaculous
Managing several different programs through Softaculous is easy to do with the Scripts Installations page.
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Section 6: How to upgrade a program installed with Softaculous
Keeping your software up to date is very important, and in this tutorial we'll show you how to upgrade programs within Softaculous.
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Section 7: How to enable Auto Upgrade feature in Softaculous
Learn how to enable the auto upgrade feature for specific programs in Softaculous.
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Section 8: Softaculous Auto Upgrade and Rollback
Learn how to use the AutoUpdate and Rollback features in Softaculous.
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Section 9: How to Back up your Website with Softaculous
In this tutorial, we'll show you how to generate and restore backups using Softaculous.
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Section 10: How to Restore a Softaculous Backup
Learn how to Restore a website Backup created using Softaculous.
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Section 11: How to clone your site with Softaculous
This article will walk you through cloning your site using the Softaculous tool.
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Section 12: How to import programs into Softaculous
Softaculous includes an import feature, which you can use to help Softaculous find other software you've installed using other installers such as Fantastico.
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Section 13: Importing software in Softaculous when Sync fails
This article is about Importing programs into Softaculous through the import feature.
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Section 14: Configuring Email Notifications within Softaculous
Softaculous provides update notifications for software upgrades or patches for the software that it has installed. These notifications also include other email notifications and options. The following tutorial explains how to find and use these settings within the Softaculous interface in cPanel.
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Section 15: How to purchase a Softaculous license in AMP
In this article we'll discuss how your can purchase a Softaculous license to have the popular auto installer addon for cPanel added to your VPS or dedicated server.
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