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which is best?

hy i am starting new web hosting company i would like to know which one is the best and cheap out of two fantastico or softeculas?
thanks and advanced.

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We use fantastico becuase that's what we started out with...but softaculas is looking really great because they are cheaper and I think they provide more scripts. But I don't know if their service quality and their whm software is better or not.

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Softaculous without a doubt....Fantastico is like a throwback to ten years ago.

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Softaculous is the best Auto Script Installer, IMO.

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Originally Posted by billy07 View Post
hy i am starting new web hosting company i would like to know which one is the best and cheap out of two fantastico or softeculas?
thanks and advanced.
I dont know but personally i like softeculas. its very easy to use.

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I like Softaculous; they have a large number of scripts and they update them frequently (it seems to be more frequently than Fantastico, but I'm not absolutely certain of that).

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Never tried Softaculous before, the responses so far indicates it is great script to give a trial, BUT still comfortable with Fantastico for the time being.

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If you are just starting out you want to make sure you have everything laid out before you begin as a few aspects might cost some money or require you to sideline capital.

First your server and control panel
Second your Billing / automation software
Third Independent monitoring station(s)
Forth Credit card processors (some require you to put 500 dollars or more into your account, or have a limit on what your checking account can go below).

If you spend some time around the forum read and doing a lot of it you've be able to put a business plan together.

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Fantastico remains the preffered choice but softaculous is beginning to gain grounds.

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You can start with softaculous since it's good and less expensive than fantastico, but you can also consider simplescripts because it's free.

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Softaculous is the very good and widely used

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I think softaculous is better than fantastico,softeculas more easier than the other one and better installer than fantastico

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Between these two, I would certainly look at Softaculous.

I've used Fantastico in the past and found it to be quite bloated - I am not sure how much of that has changed over the years, but looking at it again briefly it still seems sub-par compared to others.

An alternative to Softaculous is Installatron, which I'd also rank above Fantastico.

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Fantastico used to be the defacto standard.

Softaculous knew they would have to make a bigger and better Fantastico and they did.

We're stuck with Fantastico on our old servers but all our new ones are deploying with Softaculous.

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See some useful threads related to your query. Hope those might help you to some extend to make a choice.

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