April 10th, 2010, 02:56 AM
Auto Installers required ?
I am starting a webhosting business.
I wanted to ask whether a Auto Installer is required to be offered or not.
People have been recommending to install Softaculous.
But is it required ?
Many people install on their own. Will they help increase my business ?
April 10th, 2010, 04:23 AM
I would highly suggest having one. While there are a lot of people that can install their own scripts, there are a lot more people that don't. Also, they are also very convenient. I can install scripts no problem, but nothing beats having an auto-installer to speed up the process.
April 10th, 2010, 05:49 AM
So which one do you suggest ?
Is Softacalous good ?
April 10th, 2010, 01:43 PM
From my experiences, I've only used Fantastico and Installatron.
I've read that a lot of people like the selection of Softacalous, but the reason I went with Installatron is their auto-updating feature and their consistency keeping scripts up to date on their software.
April 11th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Cpanel is trully a must for anyone trying to run a webhosting business and not a certified server admin.
Fantastico is a great addon for Cpanel to bring in some clients who need an easy worpress/phpbb/etc install and don't know how to configure databases and everything.
April 11th, 2010, 08:56 PM
We have to be sure that Softaculous it's not going to give Coppermine more trouble that already auto-installer had given. Remember that even we know that auto-installer is the problem when Coppermine crash, the end user in most of the cases doesn’t know and believe that Coppermine was the one in trouble.
From a Marketing point of view, please, be sure before proceed. We don't need more complaints about auto-installer because ruins Coppermine's image.
April 27th, 2010, 07:42 AM
Definitely not required. But, as a hosting provider the more features you can offer the better. The majority of people are not tech savvy enough to install even the simplest scripts so an auto-installer is a nice value added feature.
Originally Posted by nezlem
June 13th, 2010, 11:08 AM
yes you should install it... it saves a lot of time.
August 8th, 2010, 04:03 PM
Yes, you definitely need one if you want to add value to your what you're offering. Installatron is much better than Fantastico when it comes to regular updates. Choose any one of these and give your customers the ability to quickly and easily install third party scripts without having to download and upload them first.
August 21st, 2010, 11:56 PM
It's a plus for customers. However, I've seen some prefer Site Builders. Installatron and Softaculous are the best.