HostGator QuickInstall a Fantastico Alternative

We have talked about HostGator web hosting previously and we have also done a quick tutorial on HostGator SiteBuilder, which shows you how you can design a website quickly using ready-made templates. HostGator is a great web hosting company which always introduces new value-added features while staying competitive with cheap pricing. One of their latest value-added feature is a quick software installer called QuickInstall.

QuickInstall is HostGator’s in house developed script installer. Similar to another popular script installer called Fantastico, QuickInstall allows you to install common scripts with just a few clicks of your mouse! This is really useful and handy especially for new users who are not familiar with installing scripts and software.

To use QuickInstall, simply login to your cPanel and click the QuickInstall icon.

HostGator QuickInstall

Since the programming for QuickInstall and the software libraries are done in house, this allows HostGator to update them more frequently and more timely. For example when WordPress 3.0 was released, it was updated and ready to be installed in QuickInstall within a few hours compared to days with Fantastico! With this new script installer, you do not have to wait weeks to get the latest versions, with QuickInstall you will have almost instant updates available at your fingertips!

Isn’t this great! Kudos to HostGator for bring us QuickInstall!

QuickInstall now includes 75 popular and widely used software. These include WordPress, LifeType, b2Evolution, phpBB, Simple Machines Forum, bbPress, Noah’s Classifieds, Joomla, Drupal, Moodle, Mambo, Geeklog, Textpattern, Magento, OpenCart, PrestaShop, Zen Cart, TomatoCart, osCommerce, MediaWiki, TikiWiki, Zenphoto, 4images, phplist, LimeSurvey, phpESP, phpFreeChat, dotProject, PHProjekt, PHP Guestbook, Pligg, osTicket, PHP Form Generator and many more.


By the way, if you are using HostGator VPS or on their dedicated server, you will need to email HostGator and they will be more than glad to install QuickInstall on your WHM account for free. Shared accounts will have QuickInstall installed on them automatically.

HostGator is one of the best web hosting providers in the world. They have also consistently remain among the top 3 positions in our Top Web Hosting Plans 2010. If you are looking for an overall great hosting company with unlimited features, check out HostGator.

HostGator Unlimited Web Hosting plan starts at $4.95/month for 3 years, $5.95/month for 2 years, $6.95/month for 1 year.

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