How to install Softaculous on server with WHM

Installation Requirements

Before installing Softaculous make sure that ionCube Loaders are enabled. In order to install Softaculous on a VPS or a dedicated server with cPanel, you will need to perform the steps listed below:

1. Log into your WHM (as a root user).

2. Go to Server Configuration (1), click Tweak Settings (2) and navigate to the PHP tab (3). Select ioncube(4) for cPanel PHP Loader:

3. Click on the Save button below

4. If you have a firewall, access to download packages from * should be allowed. The following domains should be whitelisted in your firewall as these are the mirrors used to download the script packages:

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Installing Softaculous 

1. Log into your server via SSH and run the following commands one by one:

wget -N 

2. Once the installation file is downloaded, proceed with the following commands:

chmod 755


3. Wait until the Softaculous installation is completed. The following congratulation message should appear in your command line:

4. Now go back to your WHM, navigate to the Plugins menu and click on the Softaculous – Instant Installs menu:

The following page will open if the installation is successful.

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