What is Fantastico and how is it useful?

Fantastico is an auto-installer for CPanel users. It is a collection of scripts that makes it so easy for a user to install third-party web applications to his/her website. 

 

Using Fantastico, installation takes seconds and can be performed by novices without the need to set up MySQL databases, changing permissions of files.

 

Scripts being installed by Fantastico:

 

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

 

Blogs:

 

1. B2

 

2. B2evolution

 

3. WordPress

 

CMS:

 

1. Drupal

 

2. Geeklog

 

3. Joomla 1.5

 

4. Mambo Open Source

 

5. PHP-Nuke

 

6. phpWebSite

 

7. Post-Nuke

 

8. Xoops

 

Discussion Boards:

 

1. Envision Board

 

2. phpBB

 

3. SMF

 

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E-Commerce:

 

1. CubeCart

 

2. OS Commerce

 

3. Zen Cart

 

Hosting Billing:

 

1. AccountLab Plus

 

2. phpCOIN

 

Image Galleries:

 

1. 4images Gallery

 

2. Coppermine Photo Gallery

 

3. Gallery

 

Mailing List:

 

1. PHPlist

 

Project Management:

 

1. PHPProject

 

2. dotProject

 

Site Builders:

 

1. Soholaunch Pro Edition

 

2. Templates Express

 

Wiki:

 

1. PhpWiki

 

2. TikiWiki

 

Other Scripts:

 

1. Dew-NewPHPLinks

 

2. Moodle

 

3. Open-Realty

 

4. phpAdsNew

 

5. PHP auction

 

6. phpFormGenerator

 

7. WebCalendar

 

Advantages of Fantastico:

 

1. It can be installed in the main directory, addon domains, and subdomains also.

 

2. Different users can have different sets of available scripts.

 

3. Auto-installation of scripts in their own language.

 

4. Get notifications when users install/remove applications.

 

5. You can have a complete overview of the installations performed by your users.

 

6. It will give you information about the latest available versions of third-party scripts installed by your users.

 

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