Fantastic Web Hosting with Fantastico!


Fantastic Web Hosting with Fantastico!

One of the things that could complicate your life as a webmaster, particularly if you’re a novice, is the installation of applications in your web site(s). Such installations are usually done through a control panels.

If you’re a cPanel user however, a tool that could make your life a bit easier is Fantastico De Luxe, a PHP-based Web application developed by CPanel themes.

It integrates with cPanel so you can automatically install the following Open Source Applications:


b2evolution (

b2 (0.6.1)

Nucleus (2.0)

pMachine Free (2.3)

WordPress (1.0.1)

Portals (sites featuring a suite of commonly used services, serving as a starting point/gateway to the Web or niche topic/ target=new (content management system used to organize and facilitate collaborative content creation)

Drupal (4.4.0) source

Geeklog (1.3.9)

Mambo Open Source (4.5(1.0.5))
PHP-Nuke (7.1)

phpWCMS (1.1-RC2)

phpWebSite (0.9.3-2 english)

Post-Nuke (

Siteframe (3.1.2)

Xoops (2.0.6)

Customer Support:

Crafty Syntax Live Help (2.7)

Help Center Live (1.2.4)

osTicket (1.2.5)

PHP Support Tickets (1.7)

Support Logic Helpdesk (1.2)

Support Services Manager (1.0b)

Discussion Boards:

Invision Board (1.3)

phpBB2 (2.0.8a)



CubeCart (2.0.1)

OS Commerce (2.2 MS2)


FAQMasterFlex (1.0) – a database-driven application for creating and maintaining Frequently Asked Questions

Image Galleries:

4images Gallery (1.7)

Coppermine Photo Gallery (1.2.1)

Gallery (1.4.2)

Mailing List:

PHPlist (2.8.3) – implements a personalized mailing list manager or customer relationship management system

Polls and Surveys:

Advanced Poll (2.03)
phpESP (1.6.1)
PHPSurveyor (0.98rc8)

Project Management:

PHProjekt (4.1.1)

dotProject (1.0.2)

Wiki (server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser)
PhpWiki (1.2)
TikiWiki (1.8)

Other Scripts:

Moodle (1.2.1) – course management system software package to help educators create quality online courses (also called Learning Management Systems or Virtual Learning Environments)
Noah’s Classifieds (1.3) – professional classifieds ad software packages

Open-Realty (1.1.5b) – real estate listing manager for real estate listings

phpAdsNew (2.0) – ad server with an integrated banner management interface and tracking system for gathering statistics

PHPauction (2.1) – suite of applications and services for building auction web sites

phpCOIN (1.2.0) – phpCOIN (Clients, Order, Invoices, and Notes) scripts for hosting resellers

phpFormGenerator (2.07b) – tool to create reliable and efficient web forms

phpLinks (2.1.2) – open source project written in PHP for use with MySQL to allow you to run an efficient Link Farm with full search capabilities; acts like a “simulated” search engine

ebCalendar (0.9.43) – PHP-based calendar application that can be configured as a single-user/multi-user calendars, or as an event calendar viewable by visitors

With Fantastico, you can:
install in: the main directory; addon domains; subdomains
create Features Sets so different users have different sets of available scripts
translate the English language file and give users auto-installation in their own language
get notifications when users install/remove applications
have a complete overview of installations performed by your users
Language files included are: Dutch, English, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish.
The site offers a tutorial on its use.