Installing Fantastico

How to Install Fantastico

To install Fantastico on your cPanel/WHM server, SSH to your server and enter following commands, one per line (you may also copy/paste):

cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi

wget -N http://files.betaservant.com/files/free/fantastico_whm_admin.tgz

 tar -xzpf fantastico_whm_admin.tgz

rm -rf fantastico_whm_admin.tgz

Login to your WHM – > scroll down your navigation to the bottom, you will need to find the ‘Plugins’ section (or Add-Ons depending on your cPanel/WHM version) – > Locate ‘Fantastico De Luxe Admin’ and open it – > Now just follow the instructions to complete the installation of Fantastico – > Once the installation is complete, you can access the Fantastico client interface through any of your cPanel accounts

 chmod -R 0755 /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/etc/ixed

After the installation is complete, click on “Settings” and go through the options. While some settings are not important, some other (marked below with an *) are essential for a proper functioning of Fantastico installations:

Language: Select the language for the admin backend AND default language for users without a language selected.

Email notifications: Enter an email address in order to receive notifications when users perform installations using Fantastico.

Master files settings (*): If you are not an advanced user who modifies the master files, leave this to “Remove”. Change this only if you know what you are doing.

PHPsuexec (*): VERY ESSENTIAL!!! Changing this value will not install or de-install phpsuexec for you. It will only tell Fantastico that you have phpsuexec installed or not installed on your server. Change to “installed” if you perform installations which produce an “Internal Server Error”. Notice: Changes will not apply to existing installations! You have to re-install in order to have working installations. Also note that in newer versions this is called SuPHP.

Path to netPBM: Enter the full path to the netPBM binaries in order to enable Gallery installations. As long as this field has no value, your users will not be able to install Gallery.

Select Fantastico licensing and files server: If the Fantastico pages take long to load switch to the server that works best for you. Fantastico will auto-switch if connections time out.

Update preference: Select latest version (sometimes experimental) or stable version.

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