Quick Softaculous Praise

I talked about Softaculous before but I wanted to just praise them yet again and what an excellent choice we made adding them and promoting it over Fantastico whenever we can.  Obviously we cannot remove Fantastico for marketing reasons but Softaculous is always what we recommend the users use.

So they released 2.8 recently which added a nice new backup utility as well as adding a search feature.  Although that’s not all though:

  1. A Backup utility has been added into Softaculous. Users can now create and download backups from the Softaculous Panel.
  2. A cool new Search feature has been added in Softaculous. This search feature is available throughout Softaculous. Users can type in the script name and they will be redirected to the script itself. A suggestion will also be made as you type in the search box!
  3. Users will be shown a message on the Softaculous Index if there is any outdated installations.
  4. Ability to choose ‘http://’, ‘https://’, ‘http://www’, ‘https://www’ while installing scripts has been added.
  5. The CRON jobs will email users if there is any newer version of scripts available.
  6. A new feature which will enable the Admin to email users having Outdated Installations has been added.
  7. The Fantastico importer at the Admin Level has been improved.
  8. The Softaculous CORE has been improved for better perfomance.

So quite a few updates to the core of the system in 2.8 which was released on the 20th.  Though this is not what I wanted to make the post it’s because of the most recent script updates we saw come through the pipeline.  Here’s the list:

Here are all the scripts most recently updated:

Zikula 1.2.2 – Successful
Coppermine 1.4.26 – Successful
TinyWebGallery 1.8 – Successful
b2evolution 3.3.3 – Successful
LifeType 1.2.10 – Successful
Dotclear 2.1.6 – Successful
Textpattern 4.2.0 – Successful
Geeklog 1.6.1 – Successful
Drupal 6.16 – Successful
Mambo 4.6.5 – Successful
PHP-Nuke 8.0 – Successful
Nucleus 3.51 – Successful
XMB 1.9.11 – Successful
Gallery 2.3.1 – Successful
LinPHA 1.3.4 – Successful
MyBB 1.4.13 – Successful
Phorum 5.2.15a – Successful
PunBB 1.3.4 – Successful
Piwigo 2.0.9 – Successful
Pixelpost 1.7.3 – Successful
ZenPhoto 1.2.9 – Successful
PhpWiki 1.2.11 – Successful
PmWiki 2.2.15 – Successful
Serendipity 1.5.2 – Successful
Open Blog 1.2.1 – Successful
Website Baker 2.8.1 – Successful
sNews 1.7 – Successful
UseBB 1.0.10 – Successful
Pligg 1.0.4 – Successful
MODx 1.0.3 – Successful
eggBlog 4.1.2 – Successful
phpAlbum – Successful
Shutter 0.1.4 – Successful
Pixie 1.04 – Successful
Xoops 2.4.4 – Successful
FluxBB 1.2.22 – Successful
4images 1.7.7 – Successful
Typo3 4.3.2 – Successful

Now that’s a big list of updates I imagine a few were a little bit out of date but this is still very impressive.  This is pretty close to the total number of scripts Fantastico has in total.  It just shows you if you’re not using Softaculous with us you should be!  Great news is it can take your Fantastico install and manage it so no major time consuming work to get it switched on your part.  Hopefully Softaculous continues to  release quick updates which I’m sure they will as their system just seems better designed than what Fantastico is as far as having updates released.

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1 Response to Quick Softaculous Praise

  1. mcmullen says:

    Very good post. I will be facing some of these issues as well.

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