Fantastico is a commercial script library that automates the installation of web applications to a website. Its scripts are executed from the administration area of a website control panel such as cPanel. Its website claims that they are installed on ten thousand servers, with a million users worldwide.

There are more than 50 applications that have these scripts associated with them. The most commonly added systems include:

  • Web content management system
  • Shopping cart software
  • Wikis
  • Blogs
  • Photo sharing

Steps to install Fantastico

Follow the below steps for installation on cPanel servers.

cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi 
wget -N http://files.betaservant.com/files/free/fantastico_whm_admin.tgz
tar -xzpf fantastico_whm_admin.tgz 
rm -rf fantastico_whm_admin.tgz

You will need to purchase the license for using Fantastico.

If you’re not able to install/upgrade the above, try the following fix:

1. Upgrade ‘wget’ to the latest version.

wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/wget-1.12.tar.gz
tar xvf wget-1.12.tar.gz
cd wget-1.12
./configure; make; make install

The new version of wget will be available under /usr/local/bin.

/usr/local/bin/wget -V
GNU Wget 1.12 built on linux-gnu.

2. Set ‘wget’ path of Fantastico(via WHM >> Plugins >> Fantastico De Luxe WHM Admin >> Install) to /usr/local/bin/wget.

3. Re-install the above script.

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