SiteGround web hosting has started a massive switch of all its servers from Fantastico to Softaculous Auto-Installer in late December last year and has recently reported that the results after the three months usage of the software are quite positive.
The main reason for the switch reported by the hosting company was the fact that updates of all applications are available faster in Softaculous. “We wanted to make it easier for our customers to update as this is critical for their website security and we believe is extremely important.” says Nikolay Todorov, CTO at SiteGround.com. “Now three months later our customers have been continuously expressing their satisfaction with the immediate update availability offered by the new solution and we have seen a rising numbers of application updates happening.”
The easier access to updates was not the only improvement reported by the company. The company claims that now with the help of Softaculous, it provides nearly 200 more applications for auto-install than before, including MediaWiki and Magento which are quite popular among SiteGround users. Faster problem resolutions by the auto-installer support and a convenient API were also some of the main things SiteGround has reported as positive benefits after the switch. “The communication with the Softaculous team is very easy and thanks to their API we are able to automate and customize the software installation and update processes on our servers, which was impossible before. We know now that the migration of all our 1100+ servers was worth it!” added Mr. Todorov.
Softaculous Auto Installer integrates into popular hosting control panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, H-Sphere and Interworx and allows the user to install any application by the click of a button. There are lots of script categories like blogs, forums, micro blogs, wikis, social networking, image galleries, ERP, Project Management, Educational, etc. One can also upgrade these applications when new versions become available. Softaculous also offers Demos, Ratings, Reviews and screenshots of the various applications. The Softaculous apps library contains 250+ popular applications, including: WordPress, b2evolution, StatusNet, Drupal, Joomla, Concrete5, phpBB, MyBB, SMF, bbPress, Coppermine, Gallery, Mediawiki, DokuWiki, TikiWiki, Elgg, Dolphin, OpenX, SquirrelMail, LimeSurvey, Piwik, Mantis, SugarCRM, WHMCS, PrestaShop, Magento, CraftySyntax, osTicket, Moodle, Claroline, etc.