It’s similar process as both for DirectAdmin and cPanel, the installation process for Plesk is similar. The following article will show you how to install Softaculous on Plesk Linux

Step 1 : Before starting the installation make sure ionCube Loaders are enabled.

Step 2 : Login to your Plesk server as root via SSH


Step 3 : Enter the following commands:

cd /usr/local &&
wget -N &&
chmod 755 install_softaculous.php &&
/usr/bin/php -d open_basedir=/ -d safe_mode=0 -d disable_functions=”” /usr/local/install_softaculous.php


The installation of Softaculous is completed

You will see following Screen 

Softaculous for Plesk

If you wish to finish the installation quickly then,

Download the script packages in the background by using the following method.


wget -N
chmod 755
./ –quick


Upon completion,

Step 1 : Login to your Plesk server as the administrator.

Step 2 : you’ll notice a new text link appear, clearly labeled as: Softaculous Auto Installer.


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