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    Question What is Fantastico?

    I see it on feature lists. What is this?

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    Originally posted by ldcdc
    http://www.infinity.ws/forum/index.p...=ST&f=21&t=125

    http://www.cpanelthemes.com/fantastico.php

    These might help...

    Edit: Serverplace beat me to it.
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    Fantastico = very good and useful, you want it trust me!

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    It comes free for EV1 customers, Fantastico is basically a collection of usefull softwares, and your clients (or you) can install them within couple click, here are the default softwares installed.


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  8. #8
    Originally posted by ldcdc
    I'm very angry....

    Joking of course....

    Right......, lol

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    I never realised it was so bloody good! I will check this out now
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    So how much is it per server? THe licensing's a little complicated for someone as simple as myself
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    It adds *usually* out dated software without recent bug or security fixes. Don't like it at all.
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    its not bad for what it does.
    saves a lot of people time.

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    It's ok, it's a very good selling point and worth the money.

    Yes sometimes a few of the programs are outdated and behind on a security patch or two, but if it wasn't there and your customers just installed what they wanted manually, how many of them keep those up to date anyway? hardly any.


    Originally posted by [inx]Olly
    So how much is it per server? THe licensing's a little complicated for someone as simple as myself
    $70 last i remember.

  15. #15
    Originally posted by Loon


    $70 last i remember.
    Yes, it is $70 per a year of license I think it is a little more for Fantastico+ /their theme dunno how is called
    ^_^

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    yes, InfexionKen, it is all freeware anyway.
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    Is there a Fantastico or similar solution for non Cpanel users?

    I would like to offer my hosted customers on LINUX some kind of a solution which would let them install scripts.

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    It appears to keep the software quite updated.
    I installed phpBB via Fantastico on my site.
    The version it installed was one version old.
    Next time I went into my Control Panel there was an "upgrade phpBB to 2.0.6" button which I did and the forums were upgraded.
    Only recently there was an "upgrade to phpBB 2.0.6c" button which again updated my forums automatically.

    I'm not saying these updates were available the same day as the patch/update was released but they do seem to get updated.

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    Surpass Hosting uses Scripta v1.1 instead of Fantastico, it seems easier for the end user and less bugs. I like it a lot better than Fantastico. I couldn't find any info about it on Google but Surpass replaced Fantastico with it in Cpanel.
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    and how can one get the scripta license?? i've seen it too in surpass, if it has less bugs and a better license price, i think it could make a boom like fantastico

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    I believe there is a simular app for Ensim...don't recall teh name off the top of my head.

    Question for all you crapPanel hosts out there, how do you handle support issues for Fantastico? I'm sure that clients that use this (normally the dim witted ones who don't have a clue how to FTP and install a simple script) go running the the Host first for support. Do you simply redirect them to the scripts site? Or do you try to help them? My thinking is most hosts don't need the extra aggrevation. My policy has always been, if I didn't install it, I ain't supporting it. (of course that's offical stated policy, I have been known to jump in and help out on many occassions depending on workload, etc).

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    Angry

    Sean, what a great way to catagorize all the people who aren't very well versed in unix. sorry i don't know unix and may need fantastico or some other script installer, but i have a master in IS (that's information systems for all the dim-witted people sean is refering to) and am dba/.net programmer. as well i own a fulfillment software business...

    i really hope you are not in ANY WAY a sales representative of CapitalWebhost.net. great way to alienate potential "new to unix" customers. your company must only offer hosting to Linus Torvalds and company.


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    I love fantastico

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    Originally posted by techiecool
    Sean, what a great way to catagorize all the people who aren't very well versed in unix. sorry i don't know unix
    Well, FTP isn't only for UNIX-based platforms . I believe IIS in Windows has an FTP server as well. However, I do agree that he shouldn't be calling people dim-witted.

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    OK, with all this talk of Fantastico, where do you get it? Not as a reseller, but as an end-user.

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    Originally posted by techiecool
    Sean, what a great way to catagorize all the people who aren't very well versed in unix. sorry i don't know unix and may need fantastico or some other script installer, but i have a master in IS (that's information systems for all the dim-witted people sean is refering to) and am dba/.net programmer. as well i own a fulfillment software business...

    i really hope you are not in ANY WAY a sales representative of CapitalWebhost.net. great way to alienate potential "new to unix" customers. your company must only offer hosting to Linus Torvalds and company.

    I dont believe he even mentioned *nix in his post. I beleieve the comment was for people are want to install something, but don't even have the basic concepts down- like ftp, edit a config file, what "upload" means, create a database (let alone know where to find the name and password), etc.

    Anf his question is a good one- "How do you support all of those scripts"

    I can understand his point, when doing phpcoin, cam across "countless" posts like- "I downloaded it, not what do I do?" I think if you can't even install it- then maybe shouldn't be running it.
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    Is there a Fantastico or similar solution for non Cpanel users?

    I would like to offer my hosted customers on LINUX some kind of a solution which would let them install scripts.

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    sorry to go off topic again...my last post regarding this.

    well everybody has to start some where. and if he's talking fantastico then aren't we talking non-windows. i just found it in bad taste to make a comment like that in a thread asking "What is Fantastico". obviously that person is looking for help and is inexperienced w/ this stuff. and think of all the other noobs who will feel insulted when they run searches looking for 'Fantastico'.

    everybody here is quite a gracious host (pardon the pun). you provide the noobs (like me) with lot's of great info. otherwise this board would be a board for hosters and the rest of us would find someplace else. that was all i really meant.

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    Customers love it, nuff said.....

    For someone to upload all the files and then configure takes anything from 2-15 minutes depending on the software. Log into cPanel, 4 0r 5 clicks and its done. Can't get any easier than that

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    can someone answer my post pls?

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    Originally posted by hostchamp
    can someone answer my post pls?

    hostchamp, to answer your earlier question about other types of auto-install utilities like Fantastico, I personally only know of one other and that is Power Tools. The Ensim control panel uses Power Tools. The CPanel control panel uses Fantastico.

    Now, can anybody help answer a little question I have... Which hosts offer Fantastico? Is there a list I can search in which I can enter that parameter. I already know about the Host Request Form, but I want to search in private without getting bombarded with hosting offers in the email inbox. So, anyone know of a host that offers Fantastico???


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    hostgator,rochen,realwebhost. these are a few i ran across researching the very same topic. from what i've researched (quality of support, uptime,value) i believe they are pretty good. i did the usual "who is better" post as well as going thru a ton of info myself...

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    i do not use ensim, i have webmin/usermin. is there just an auto script installer which i can offer to my customers?

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    Fantastico is basically a collection of usefull softwares, and your clients (or you) can install them within couple click, here are the default softwares installed.

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    Originally posted by hostchamp
    can someone answer my post pls?
    I believe there is a simular app for Ensim...don't recall teh name off the top of my head.
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    i do not use ensim, or any cp for that matter.

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