The PHP extension IonCubeLoader must be enabled on your server for the Softaculous installation. The IonCubeLoader can be enabled as follows:

Enabling Ioncube

  • Login to WHM (root)
  • Go to Server Configuration -> Tweak Settings -> PHP
  • Select ioncube check box for cPanel PHP loader
  • Click on Save button


That’s it. This will enable Ioncube for you in 3rd party PHP binary.

Now we are going to explain the Softaculous installation steps. The installation is very simple and it has only a few steps.

Method I

From server CLI (Command Line Interface)

Step I : Log into server as root user.

Step II : Download the installation script.

wget -N

Step III : Change the file permission and execute the script.

#chmod 755

Method II

From WHM control panel

Step I : First you need to download the script into the following location:

cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi
wget -N


Step II : Change the file permission to executable:

chmod 755 addon_softaculous.php

Step III : Log into WHM and complete the installation via

WHM –> Plugins–> softaculous– Instant Installs


Finally, you can see softaculous listed in a cPanel account as below:

That’s it!!

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