(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) -- Software developer Softaculous (Softaculous
) announced on Monday that it has added 17 new applications to its Softaculous Auto Installer library. The installer simplifies application deployment on various hosting platforms, according to the press release.
This announcement comes a month after web hosting provider HostingZoom added Softaculous to all of its cPanel hosting accounts.
The new applications include Avactis, PASTE, Smarty, videoDB, Collabtive, Quick Cart, Zazavi and more. With the new applications, Softaculous says the auto installer now has 222 apps in its library. Softaculous is available as a free product or premium product. The premium version has full access to the app library, while the free version has 59 apps.
According to the press release, Softaculous Auto Installer integrates into hosting control panels like cPanel and Plesk and allows users to install applications with one-click. Scripts are divided into categories like blogs, forums, wikis and social networking. Softaculous says it offers demos, ratings, reviews and screenshots of the various applications.
"We are extremely excited to be able to offer 222 applications to our users and soon you can expect this number to grow by another 28 – 30 scripts," Pulkit Gupta, Softaculous founder and CEO said in a statement. "The best part is that these apps can now be installed by the click of a button on your desktop or office server using Softaculous AMPPS, which is a WAMP stack with Softaculous."
The apps library already includes popular applications like WordPress, Drupal, SugarCRM and more.
According to Softaculous, the apps are also available in the form of virtual appliances. The virtual applicances, called Webuzo, contain all of the necessary server software required to power various apps. Webuzo can be deployed in the cloud.
Softaculous also recently launched AMPPS - a Windows stack of Apache, MySQL, PHP, PERL, Phython and Softaculous. This software stack enables developers to install any application on their desktop.