Softaculous is a great tool for  auto install like Wordpress, Mangento, drupal, Joomla and other opensource content management system (CMS) in cPanel.

We can be install the softaculous easily in your Linux system. Once you have configured it able to install applications just one Click on "Install button" in your cPanel.

Installing Softaculous in cPanel:
Need to download the installation script from the below url using wget command,

#  wget -N

Give execute permission to that script,
# chmod 755

Install it now,
#  ./

 Welcome to Softaculous Apps Installer
// 1) CONFIGURING universal.php
// 3) UPDATING Categories
// 4) UPDATING Scripts List
// 5) UPDATING Installed Scripts List
Magento 1.8 - Current Version is Latest Version......Continuing
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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Thank you for using Softaculous

Warning Message :

If you may get an error like below, you want to enabled ionCube PHP Loader in your WHM.

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 website operator.

Login into your WHM panel

-> Tweak Settings   -> PHP  ->  cPanel PHP loader   select " ioncube " and click save.

Once you have enabled on Tweak Settings then install again,

To verify the Softaculous on WHM Panel,

->  Plugins -> Softaculous – Instant Installs

Further information about InoCube

Find out installed location,
# whereis IonCube
IonCube: /usr/local/IonCube
# cd /usr/local/IonCube

# ls -al

total 1160
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root    4096 Nov 29  2013 ./
drwxr-xr-x 27 root root    4096 Sep  5 03:36 ../
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 1171544 Nov 29  2013*
# php --version

PHP 5.4.22 (cli) (built: Nov 29 2013 15:38:32)
Copyright (c) 1997-2013 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.4.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2013 Zend Technologies
    with the ionCube PHP Loader v4.4.1, Copyright (c) 2002-2013, by ionCube Ltd.

Find to to php.ini file and check ioncube extension,
# whereis php.ini
php: /usr/bin/php /usr/lib/php.ini /usr/local/bin/php /usr/local/lib/php /usr/local/lib/php.ini,v /usr/local/lib/php.ini /usr/local/php


Another Way to Install softaculous:

Login to your server by SSH,
 #  cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi

#  wget -N

#  chmod 755 addon_softaculous.php

 Then go to WHM  –> Plugins –> softaculous – Instant Installs