(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Softaculous Ltd., the developer of Softaculous Auto Installer that simplifies Application deployment on various hosting platforms, announced the release of Softaculous 4.2.2 on 22nd April.
This version has several new features which include Auto Upgrade, Password strength meter and more and a few bug fixes.
Softaculous 4.2.2 has following changes:
1) Added Auto Upgrade feature : Now users can choose to auto upgrade to the latest version of a script as soon as it is available. Admin can also control the list of scripts which can be auto upgraded. (Note : This feature is available for selected scripts at the moment.)
2) Added Password Strength check for Enduser while installing any scripts. Admin can limit the minimum required strength for password.
3) Now the TOP scripts for the enduser panel can be controlled from Softaculous Admin panel as per the Admin preference.
4) Implemented CageFS Hook for correct detection and changing PHP Version for each user on server with CageFS installed.
5) Pre Downloading scripts : Admin can select which scripts should be pre-downloaded on the server and which ones should be downloaded when a user installs a script. This will help to save server’s space and bandwidth.
6) Admin can now display his Custom Scripts in TOP 15 list in the Softaculous Enduser panel.
7) Improved the API to check the minimum requirements of a script.
8) API improved for scripts version checking.
9) Added check to disallow special characters in directory name while installing any script.
10) On ISPManager control panel, if AutoSubdomain is enabled for users than Softaculous will read the users directories and will list the directories ending with domain name as subdomain in domain list.
11) In case of scripts with multiple branches, all available versions will be displayed on the script overview page.
12) Improved the Softaculous SDK included in the package.
13) Previously, when a license was upgraded from Free to Premium all scripts were not enabled by default and the Admin had to choose the scripts manually. We have now changed this behavior and all scripts will be enabled when a license is upgraded from Free to Premium.
14) When editing an installation in Softaculous, the script version of the installation will be detected and also prompted to the user IF it does not match with the Softaculous records. The user will get an option to update the version in our records.
15) Now you can check the license information from the command line.
16) Softaculous will load the custom theme instead of default, if a theme folder is present in Softaculous which has the same name as user’s cpanel theme.
17) Bug Fix : On few servers the PHP version was not detected properly when output_handler was turned On and due to that users were not able to install the scripts. It is now fixed.
18) Bug Fix : On few PLESK servers with E_STRICT checking Softaculous footer was not loaded. It is now fixed.
19) Bug Fix : Softaculous search was not working on InterWorx Control panel. It is now fixed.
20) Bug Fix : While importing installations which have customized admin folder name (e.g. WHMCS), Softaculous was unable to determine the customized folder name. It is now fixed.
21) Bug Fix : Cron command language string was not displayed on edit installation page. It is now fixed.
22) Bug Fix : While installing custom scripts “undefined” was displayed on Task List page. It is now fixed.
23) Bug Fix : While listing all installations from API in XML format it was giving invalid XML output. It is now fixed.
24) Bug Fix : Emails for update notification were not being sent on InterWorx Control panel when script updates are available. It is now fixed.
Recently Softaculous apps library touched a figure of 300 apps which lets the users choose a script from a wide range of options available.
Softaculous Auto Installer integrates into popular hosting control panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, H-Sphere, Interworx and ISPSystems 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 with one click when new versions become available. Softaculous also offers Demos, Ratings, Reviews and screenshots of the various applications.
“Softaculous 4.2.2 adds the apps auto upgrade feature which will allow Endusers select the installations which they want to be updated as soon as a new version is available in Softaculous.” said Pulkit Gupta, Softaculous founder and CEO. “This feature can be disabled from the Softaculous Admin panel.”
The Softaculous apps library already contains popular applications, including: WordPress, b2evolution, StatusNet, Drupal, Joomla, Concrete5, ShopSite, 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. most of which can be installed in several languages by just choosing the language on the Install form.
To address the needs of different hosting providers, Softaculous is available as a Free product or as a Premium product. The Free version has only 54 apps while the Premium version currently has 300 Apps.
“Softaculous 4.2.2 includes the Password strength meter which will help the users to choose a secure password for their installations.” said Chirag Nagda, Senior developer at Softaculous. “Admin can also set the minimum password strength.”
The company also offers AMPPS – a WAMP and MAMP stack with Softaculous installed. AMPPS is a complete package on your desktop, same like the server that provides many open source web applications. Application Management, Domain management, Database management, etc are provided in a secure environment to ease your development.
Softaculous was founded in 2009 with the goal of helping users to deploy apps by the click of a button. Softaculous is already being offered by leading Data Center’s and Web hosting companies around the world.
It is very easy to find, deploy, manage, backup applications using Softaculous. One can also deploy apps in the office using Softaculous Webuzo or Softaculous AMPPS.
For more information, visit http://www.softaculous.com/