VestaCP Adds Softaculous

So since my last post at, have used VestaCP many times.  Am happy to report that VestaCP seems to have worked through all of its bugs, and it is effortless to install it these days.  Previously there had been some issues with phpmyadmin and databases, but now I’m not worrying about that anymore.  All I need to do when I install VestaCP is to get the installation bash command script from VestaCP installation page and everything else is in place.

With my most recent installation of VestaCP I discovered the option of including Softaculous.  I hesitated a little, but then thought to include it in my bash command script so that I could check it out.

Looks like there are some free scripts offered, but the most popular ones like WordPress and myBB one needs to be subscribed for.  Subscription is not very expensive for a VPS.  12 US$ per year.  So I may just try it out one of these days.  I checked out the panel a little and it’s basically the same as for cPanel.  I probably don’t really need it, but want to try it out at least once to see how it works.

Note:  So last night (19 January 2018) decided to try out a subscription of Softaculous with my HostUS VPS VestaCP.  I was all set to subscribe for the reduced VPS rate of 12 US$ a year.  Yet unfortunately the installation of Softaculous must have produced a license number for a dedicated server.  Which is double the rate.  So thought of leaving that for now.   I don’t really need Softaculous and feel more secure with creating installations at the command line.  I’ve got WordPress down to four commands.  Just myBB I’ve got to find an easier way to install from the command line.  Last myBB installation was a struggle.