Softaculous Auto Installer

January 3, 2019 | Posted by Paul

We are pleased to announce the release of the Softaculous Auto Installer plugin, officially named Soft Auto Installer for Blesta. In conjunction with our cPanel module, the plugin allows hosting providers to sell application hosting by provisioning WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, or any other supported application through Softaculous with a new hosting plan. Support for Plesk and DirectAdmin is on the way.

Watch the video below for more information, and be sure to check out the documentation for details on usage. The plugin should be included with Blesta 4.5 which is soon to be in beta, and can be obtained from our Github for use on version 4.4+ right now.

“The Auto install script feature in Blesta using the Softaculous plugin will help web hosts to configure specialized hosting packages like WordPress Hosting, Joomla Hosting, etc. Blesta’s easy to use admin panel allows the admin to install and configure the plugin in just couple of minutes.” - Pulkit Gupta, CEO, Softaculous Ltd

How does it work?

  1. The plugin registers with the Event system in Blesta
  2. The plugin watches for cPanel services that are provisioned that have specific config options
  3. The plugin makes an API call to Softaculous within cPanel to install the desired application

This plugin opens the doors wide for Blesta users to offer application hosting of many different types. See the full list of supported applications with Softaculous, and consider installing Softaculous on your WHM server if you haven’t already.