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How To Install Softaculous In DirectAdmin

It’s really easy to install Softaculous on DirectAdmin and this tutorial will guide you step by step.

You are going to need two things:

1) Ioncube loaders installed

2) DirectAdmin root access


Step 1 – Login into DirectAdmin with your “root” account via SSH.

Step 2 – Execute the following commands:

# cd /usr/local/directadmin/plugins
# wget -n
# chmod 755 install_softaculous.php
# /usr/local/bin/php -d open_basedir=/ -d safe_mode=0 -d disable_functions="" /usr/local/directadmin/plugins/install_softaculous.php


Installation will begin and you should see the status of your installation in a moment.

If ionCube is not installed, here are the steps. Do take note if your web server is powered by CentOS, Softaculous will install ionCube loaders automatically.

Step 1 – Login into DirectAdmin with your “root” via SSH.

Step 2 – Download ionCube loader and rename it to “”.

Step 3 – Move “” into the following directory.

 #  /usr/local/directadmin/plugins/softaculous/

Step 4 – Softaculous is now ready to be used.


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