NGINX is an open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server. NGINX is known for its high performance, stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.
This past week, out network staff have upgraded the hosting platform for the 10MB free hosting service Register4Less.com provides with every domain name. The server for the http://Register4Less.com website itself has also been upgraded to NGINX. The hosting platform had been using Lighttpd for a number of years before the upgrade.
NGINX provides a number of advantages over Lighttpd or Apache, including:
- possible per-domain customizations if required,
- sub-domains can now be setup by ftping using the same credential as the domain it’s based on, using its own top-level folder,
- no database use for configuration, so even more responsive than before,
- using latest stable Nginx web server for better security.
While our staff are confident that the change from Lighttpd to NGINX will be seamless, we ask that if you are using our basic hosting platform and see any issues to contact our support team.
In the industry today, NGINX is second only to Apache in terms of volume of sites that use it as the web server application.
Softaculous is a robust, software/script installing program which can be accessed through your control panel. With Softaculous you can install a wide range of scripts with a few clicks including WordPress, Joomla etc. Here I am explaining the steps to enable Softaculous on your cPanel server, so that your clients can enjoy trouble free and easy installation and management of common applications.
The PHP extension IonCubeLoader must be enabled on your server for the Softaculous installation. The IonCubeLoader can be enabled as follows:
- Login to WHM (root)
- Go to Server Configuration -> Tweak Settings -> PHP
- Select ioncube check box for cPanel PHP loader
- Click on Save button
That’s it. This will enable Ioncube for you in 3rd party PHP binary.
Now we are going to explain the Softaculous installation steps. The installation is very simple and it has only a few steps.
From server CLI (Command Line Interface)
Step I : Log into server as root user.
Step II : Download the installation script.
wget -N http://files.softaculous.com/install.sh
Step III : Change the file permission and execute the script.
#chmod 755 install.sh #sh install.sh
From WHM control panel
Step I : First you need to download the script into the following location:
cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi wget -N http://www.softaculous.com/ins/addon_softaculous.php
Step II : Change the file permission to executable:
chmod 755 addon_softaculous.php
Step III : Log into WHM and complete the installation via
WHM –> Plugins–> softaculous– Instant Installs
Finally, you can see softaculous listed in a cPanel account as below: