Fantastic Web Hosting with Fantastico!
One of the things that could complicate your life as a webmaster, particularly if you’re a novice, is the installation of applications in your web site(s). Such installations are usually done through a control panels.
If you’re a cPanel user however, a tool that could make your life a bit easier is Fantastico De Luxe, a PHP-based Web application developed by CPanel themes.
It integrates with cPanel so you can automatically install the following Open Source Applications:
pMachine Free (2.3)
Portals (sites featuring a suite of commonly used services, serving as a starting point/gateway to the Web or niche topic/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_management_system target=new (content management system used to organize and facilitate collaborative content creation)
Drupal (4.4.0) source
Mambo Open Source (4.5(1.0.5))
phpWebSite (0.9.3-2 english)
Crafty Syntax Live Help (2.7)
Help Center Live (1.2.4)
PHP Support Tickets (1.7)
Support Logic Helpdesk (1.2)
Support Services Manager (1.0b)
Invision Board (1.3)
OS Commerce (2.2 MS2)
FAQMasterFlex (1.0) – a database-driven application for creating and maintaining Frequently Asked Questions
4images Gallery (1.7)
Coppermine Photo Gallery (1.2.1)
PHPlist (2.8.3) – implements a personalized mailing list manager or customer relationship management system
Polls and Surveys:
Advanced Poll (2.03)
Wiki (server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser)
Moodle (1.2.1) – course management system software package to help educators create quality online courses (also called Learning Management Systems or Virtual Learning Environments)
Noah’s Classifieds (1.3) – professional classifieds ad software packages
Open-Realty (1.1.5b) – real estate listing manager for real estate listings
phpAdsNew (2.0) – ad server with an integrated banner management interface and tracking system for gathering statistics
PHPauction (2.1) – suite of applications and services for building auction web sites
phpCOIN (1.2.0) – phpCOIN (Clients, Order, Invoices, and Notes) scripts for hosting resellers
phpFormGenerator (2.07b) – tool to create reliable and efficient web forms
phpLinks (2.1.2) – open source project written in PHP for use with MySQL to allow you to run an efficient Link Farm with full search capabilities; acts like a “simulated” search engine
ebCalendar (0.9.43) – PHP-based calendar application that can be configured as a single-user/multi-user calendars, or as an event calendar viewable by visitors
With Fantastico, you can:
install in: the main directory; addon domains; subdomains
create Features Sets so different users have different sets of available scripts
translate the English language file and give users auto-installation in their own language
get notifications when users install/remove applications
have a complete overview of installations performed by your users
Language files included are: Dutch, English, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish.
The site Arachnonet.com offers a tutorial on its use.
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