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What is Fantastico ?

Discussion in 'Database Discussions' started by rongup, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. rongup

    rongup Active Member

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    Hi,
    I am a newbie and wanted to know what is Fantastico
    I mean is it and Addon or Plugin
    Please help !
     
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    Re;What is Fantastico ?

    Hello Rongup,

    Fantastico can be called as a library of open-source scripts, such as a forum, blog or any other script which can be installed in a few clicks.

    Everything is automated from DB creation and installation, you just require to provide some details asked in the installation process and that's it you've installed a script.

    For further info you can check out the following link;

    http://netenberg.com/fantastico.php
     
  3. rongup

    rongup Active Member

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    But what is fantastico from CPanels point of view
    I mean is it a Plugin or Addon!
     
  4. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    It is a plug-in.

    cPanel Addons (not to be confused with cPAddons) were deprecated as of version 11.0.
     
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    thewebhosting Well-Known Member

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    Fantastico is a Plugin. You can see it under WHM -> Plugins when you install it on your server.
     
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    nakuls, does that mean if you want to install a blog you can simply using fantastico to help you do that? I always thought you had to set it up manually on your site, which leads me to this question.

    If you have a host like hostgator and they allow you to have multiple websites where on earth do you place a blog. Would you go to the public html file, click on your domain and then install your blog in there?

    I'm obviously wanting to explore new territory and this would be of gr8 assistance. Thanks
    Bob:)
     
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    Fantastico lets you install scripts directly from the control panel, handling everything for you (creating the directory, creating the database and db user, copying files to your server, etc.), which is easier for less-experienced users, but there are a few disadvantages:

    You may not always get the latest version of a script - it takes time for the update to get to Fantastico, and it may be even longer if your host has Fantastico configured to automatically update itself.

    You may not get the same control when installing it through Fantastico as you would when installing it yourself. For example, with SMF, Fantastico will install all 30+ languages, which requires several additional MB of disk space. The user does not get to choose which languages to install.
     
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    apscinsspl Well-Known Member

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    Fantastico does the installation automated for some of free php scripts.
    Like wordpress, phpbb forum etc. These can be installed using fantastico in 2-3 clicks. Fantastico also creates the requiring DB for such php application on its own.
     

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