What is Fantastico and how is it useful?

Fantastico is an auto installer for CPanel users. It is a collection of scripts that makes so easy for a user to install third party web applications to his/her website. It is powered by http://www.netenberg.com. It is mentioned in their website that they are installed on ten thousand servers. Using Fantastico, installation takes seconds and can be performed by novices without the need of setting up MySQL databases, changing permissions of files

Scripts being installed by Fantastico:

Following is the list of scripts those can be auto installed by Fantastico:

Blogs:

b2
b2evolution
WordPress

CMS:

Drupal
Geeklog
Joomla 1.5
Mambo Open Source
PHP-Nuke
phpWebSite
Post-Nuke
Xoops

Discussion Boards:

Invision Board
phpBB
SMF

E-Commerce:

CubeCart
OS Commerce
Zen Cart

Hosting Billing:

AccountLab Plus
phpCOIN

Image Galleries:

4images Gallery
Coppermine Photo Gallery
Gallery

Mailing List:

PHPlist

Project Management:

PHProjekt
dotProject

Site Builders:

Soholaunch Pro Edition
Templates Express

Wiki:

PhpWiki
TikiWiki

Other Scripts:

Dew-NewPHPLinks
Moodle
Open-Realty
phpAdsNew
PHPauction
phpFormGenerator
WebCalendar

Advantages of Fantastico:

- It can be installed in the main directory, addon domains and in subdomains also.
- Different users can have different set of available scripts.
- Auto-installation of scripts in their own language.
- Get notifications when users install/remove applications.
- You can have a complete overview about the installations performed by your users.
- It will give you the information about latest available versions of third party scripts installed by your users.

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