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In this post i will describe about the installation of Fantastico on WHM/cPanel powered servers.

What is a Fantastico:

Fantastico is the software/addon which enables you to have one click automatic script installer on linux server. It contains many open source scripts that can be installed with one click from the cPanel/WHM. It is most powerful and best script installer that is being used by most web hosting providers.


To install fantastico on cPanel/WHM you should follow the below instructions:

  • SSH to your server with root privileges.
  • Run the following commands:

# 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

  • And you’re done!
  • Now go to your WHM panel and then Add-Ons menu, located at the last of left menu in WHM, Find the link to Fantastico under that menu.
  • Configure it accordingly and you are ready to use it.

Errors and Rectifications:

  • I am having Source Guardian Error, what should i do ?
  • Run the following command from SSH:

# chmod -R 0755 /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/etc/ixed

  • My users do not see the link to fantastico, what should i do?
Go to WHM panel and edit the “default” Features list, activate fantastico from there.

Enjoy your web hosting business…

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