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In this tutorial I'll show you how to install softaculous cPanel addon.

First, make shure that you have ionCube PHP Loader installed , otherwise you'll get this error:

Site error: the file /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/softaculous/enduser/inc.php requires the ionCube PHP Loader to be installed by the site administrator.

Here is how to activate ionCube PHP Loader:

Login into whm panel then go to:

Main >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings

Tweak Settings

Updating tweak settings...

Your changes have been saved.

Restarting cPanel daemons...done.

Updating your system to reflect any changes...


Processing post action for cPanel PHP loader:
Using php Loader: IonCubeLoader
Updating md5sum list
Fetching (connected:0).......(request attempt 1/12)...Using dns cache file /root/.HttpRequest/ for mirrors (mirror search attempt 1/3)......loaded mirror speeds from cache......mirror search success......connecting to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%......request success......Done
Installing IonCubeLoader
Determining PHP version
Installing IonCube Loader binaries
Activating IonCube Loader extension in /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/etc/php.ini
IonCube Loader extension activated

Then just install softaculous using those steps:

[root@softaculous~]# cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi
[root@softaculous~]# wget -N
[root@softaculous~]# chmod 755 addon_softaculous.php
[root@softaculous~]#/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/php /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/addon_softaculous.php

If all goes well you should recive this message:

Congratulations, Softaculous was installed successfully
Softaculous has been installed at:
Path : /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/softaculous
Scripts Path : /var/softaculous

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