Installing Softaculous in EasyPHP


The instructions below will show you how to install Softaculous on EasyPHP.

Note: Softaculous will be accessible only from localhost(


  • A working EasyPHP i.e Apache, MySQL and PHP.
  • Internet Connection.
  • ionCube Loaders must be enabled. It can be downloaded from here.
  • If you have firewall enabled, then please allow access to *

Note: The following domains are used to download the script packages, so please allow access to them through your firewall. # # # # # #

Installing Softaculous in EasyPHP

  • Download the Softaculous package from :
  • Extract the package under EasyPHP’s www, generally C:/EasyPHP-<ver>/www/softaculous(You will have to create softaculous folder).
  • Access http://localhost/softaculous/install.php
  • Apache will be stopped to load the ionCube Loader if the ionCube loader is not already loaded
  • Fill in the details like:
    • AMP Path : Location of the EasyPHP.
    • PHP Path : Path to PHP Binary e.g C:/EasyPHP/php/php539x140801142352/php.exe
    • Scripts Path : Softaculous will download the scripts like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc here.
    • Private Folder : All the installation details, backups, data directory of few scripts will be stored here. It should not be web accessible.
    • Document Root : Folder where scripts web directory will reside, generally C:/EasyPHP/www
    • MySQL Root Password : MySQL Root Password. EasyPHP’s default MySQL root password is (blank)
  • Click on “Start Installation” to start the installation.
  • In case of any error, you will have to submit the same form
  • On success.
  • Click the link which is displayed to access Softaculous, you can start installing scripts now.

Softaculous Cron

  • Softaculous installer will create an action in Windows Task Scheduler which will run the cron every 24 hours. This Softaculous Cron is to keep your Softaculous and Scripts updated, you can update your existing installations of WordPress, Joomla, etc scripts to latest version.
  • Just in case, if the installer was not able to create the action in Task Scheduler, you will have to set it up manually from the command prompt:
schtasks /create /tn "Softaculous Cron" /tr "\"C:\EasyPHP\php\php539xphp539x140801142352\php.exe\" \"C:\EasyPHP\www\softaculous\cron.php\"" /sc daily /st 17:30

Note: Replace C:\EasyPHP with correct EasyPHP path