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Old 05-08-2012, 08:57 AM
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:30 AM
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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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Old 05-08-2012, 09:31 AM
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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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Old 05-08-2012, 09:35 AM
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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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Old 05-08-2012, 12:26 PM
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Had experience with Fantastico but as previously mentioned script updates are not as regular as Softaculous.

I would recommend Softaculous.

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:47 PM
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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.

Softaculous all the way! We have a few hundred dedicated & VPS installations running it!

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Old 05-08-2012, 02:17 PM
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Soft is the way to go. Fantastico is just plain dated.

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Old 05-08-2012, 02:28 PM
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+1 for Softaculous

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Old 05-08-2012, 07:39 PM
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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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Old 05-08-2012, 08:22 PM
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This is a very common thread topic around here and again the vote is Softaculous...

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Old 05-08-2012, 09:31 PM
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id recomend softaculous - due to the fact that it gets more updated and more user relevent compared to fantastico

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Old 05-09-2012, 12:33 AM
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I think Fantastico has become a joke now.
Can only agree.

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Old 05-13-2012, 02:29 PM
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+ 99999999999 for Softaculous Also having the facility to import old installations for other auto installers and update the scripts installed previously.

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Old 05-13-2012, 02:34 PM
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If for any reason you don't want to use Softaculous and you are looking for an alternative, consider Installatron(rather than Fantastico).

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Old 05-13-2012, 06:23 PM
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I can tell you as an end user I really like Softaculous.
As a side effect of switching hosts, I just switched from Fantastico to Softaculous. Wow. I didn't think the difference would be nearly this great. Fantastico is obsolete, both in terms of functionality and software choice.

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