Web3k updates installer software to Softaculous
It’s been on the To-Do list for a few months and today we can announce we’ve completed the transition to the software installation software Softaculous, from Fantastico.
All servers across the Web3k network are now live with Softaculous.
We believe that Softaculous offers a superior experience to our customers, keeping in-line with our aim to offer our customers the best hosting experience possible. Not only are the number of applications and software packages available greater, they are much quicker and better at making new versions of software available for upgrading.
It became clear that Fantastico has fallen behind and we believe that Softaculous offers a superior experience to our customers. Not only are the number of applications and software packages available greater, they are much quicker and better at making new versions of software available for upgrading.
A simple comparison; Softaculous vs Fantastico
|Number of Scripts||329||50|
|Import Apps from other Auto Installers|
|Install Apps to international domains (IDN)|
|One Click App Upgrade|
|Backup and Restore Apps|
|One Step Install||
|Addition of Scripts|
Source: Softaculous website.
If you have used Fantastico to install software in your hosting account previously, Softaculous can import any of the scripts it maintains even if it was not installed by Softaculous. The process is very simple and fast. Softaculous can also Import Data of the installed scripts from other Auto Installers like Fantastico. The user can also choose which scripts to Import and is able to maintain these scripts for future updates.
This ensures you can upgrade your software sooner and keep your site safe. We always recommend updating software to the latest stable versions, unless there is an absolute requirement not to. A customer’s hosting account is their responsibility, including the software installed within it, so it makes sense to update on a regular basis.
The Softaculous app installer can be found in your web hosting accounts control panel.