View Poll Results: Fantastico or Softaculous

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  • Fantastico

    2 4.76%
  • Softaculous

    40 95.24%
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  1. #1

    Fantastico vs Softaculous

    Hi,

    I need to choose between Fantastico or Softaculous.
    Which one is better ?

    I have used Fantastico a few times and my datacenter is offering Softaculous as well. They say Softaculous is better.
    Can someone point to why is Softacilous better ?

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    Not worked with or use Fant in awhile now. We have seen a bunch of people switch over to Soft or default to Soft. However, there is a big amount of hosts who run both so clients can choose what they want.

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    I wouldn't touch Fantastico with a 10 foot pole. They have become outdated garbage and don't seem to provide updates anymore for scripts. I won't even have it installed on our servers and would recommend against it.

    Softaculous has everything you need plus more, and they keep everything up to date. I think Fantastico has become a joke now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyAnonymous View Post
    I wouldn't touch Fantastico with a 10 foot pole. They have become outdated garbage and don't seem to provide updates anymore for scripts. I won't even have it installed on our servers and would recommend against it.

    Softaculous has everything you need plus more, and they keep everything up to date. I think Fantastico has become a joke now.
    Indeed. Besides, Softaculous is extremely easy to use.
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    Softaculous over Fantastico as it supports more scripts and actually keeps them updated.
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    I am amazed, people are still thinking about Fantastico.

    Softaculous and only Softaculous, that's the right choice baby.
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    try the softaculous free script and you will love it!
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  8. #8
    You can see a comparison here http://www.softaculous.com/softaculous/compare
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  9. #9
    Fantastico just lost the path I guess, Softaculous is really gaining the market just the same story like modernbill and WHMCS.

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    There really is no comparison these days. The people who own Fantastico sat on top for far too long without updating the software, without adding new scripts and kind of lost control. Softaculous came out of no where and has beat Fantastico in every respect... kind of a shame really, I always liked Fantastico but it's just no match compared to Softaculous.
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    I love Fantastico as it is very easy to use.
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  12. #12
    Softaculous, easy, simple and with a lot of scripts.

    Install and forget about it, everything runs correctly.

    Also it's really afforable.

  13. #13
    Never Ever touched that Fantastico.
    Using Softaculous without any problem, easy to understand, and you know what, my 99% Customers asked for Softaculous in pree sales question and remaining 1% dont even know what is Softaculous or Fantastico
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    I can tell you as an end user I really like Softaculous.
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    Softaculous is the best out there. I didn't think that Fantastico still exists!

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    Softaculous hands down.

    Fantastico is not only more expensive but has less scripts and is slower to update scripts. Many users done realize it but Critical WordPress updates take 2-3 weeks to be updated with Fantastico. Softaculous is less then 48 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KMyers View Post
    Many users done realize it but Critical WordPress updates take 2-3 weeks to be updated with Fantastico. Softaculous is less then 48 hours.

    Wow, 2-3 weeks? That's awful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KMyers View Post
    Softaculous hands down.

    Fantastico is not only more expensive but has less scripts and is slower to update scripts. Many users done realize it but Critical WordPress updates take 2-3 weeks to be updated with Fantastico. Softaculous is less then 48 hours.
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  20. #20
    Had experience with Fantastico but as previously mentioned script updates are not as regular as Softaculous.

    I would recommend Softaculous.
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    Having been an NOC Partner with both companies, there's no question about who we like - Softaculous. More scripts, faster updates, cheaper price. For years we used Fantastico, but we changed to Softaculous a few years ago and really haven't ever looked back. Regular updates is the big thing - and for whatever reason Fantastico just couldn't keep up with this. They were great 10 years ago, but for the last 5 years they've fallen behind to the point that we can't use them at all.

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    Soft is the way to go. Fantastico is just plain dated.
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    +1 for Softaculous
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    In my opinion Softaculous is like comparing Google to Ask Jeeves Fantastico got left behind while Softaculous have continued to improve with new scripts & features.
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    This is a very common thread topic around here and again the vote is Softaculous...

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