A Beginners Guide: What is Softaculous and How to Use It?
Building a website from scratch is often a hard and time consuming task. Fortunately, there is an alternative to the usual development approach of building a website and it is called an Opensource Web Application.
To use an Opensource Web Application as the foundation of your website is quite an easy task – you install the application and it is ready to be used.
Most web applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Moodle, Magento, or PrestaShop have to be installed to get them up and running, however, this installation process can be daunting and confusing as most of the time it requires unzipping files, creating a database with the correct use privileges, editing a PHP configuration file, and then running an installation script.
After that, this is where Softaculous comes in — it allows you to seamlessly install any app in just a few clicks. For that purpose, in all our Web Hosting packages we are providing our customers with Opensource Applications Auto Installer called “Softaculous”.
In the following lines of this tutorial, we will introduce the “Softaculous” cPanel feature for quick and easy installation of Opensource Applications.
This article will discuss the following topics regarding Softaculous:
- – What is Softaculous?
- – How to access Softaculous in PD Hosting cPanel?
- – How to install Web Applications using the Softaculous auto-installer in PD Hosting cPanel?
- – What Can I Install with Softaculous?
What is Softaculous?
Softaculous is an automatic installer compatible with multiple hosting control panels such as cPanel, Plesk and DirectAdmin. When it comes to easy app installation, often taking no more than a couple of mouse clicks. Тhe platform is far ahead of any competitor when it comes to software range – to date, Softaculous supports automated setup for over 420 applications. This includes all the favorites – WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento – plus hundreds more.
In addition to installing scripts, you can also manage installations with Softaculous. Indeed, it is possible to update installations to the latest available version and create a copy of an installation. Softaculous also allows you to create a staging of the site so that you can perform tests on a test environment before making the changes effective on the live site.
Softaculous provides options to view script demos, auto-update scripts, configure up to 2 backups, set email notifications, and more. When it comes to installing applications on your hosting account, you will want to use Softaculous to save you time and allow you the convenience of managing your script applications going forward.
How to access Softaculous in PD Hosting cPanel?
To access the “Softaculous” feature you will need to login to the cPanel. Once you are logged in, you will be presented with a complete list of all the features cPanel has to offer, conveniently separated into feature groups. To access the “Softaculous” auto-installer you will need to either use the search tool provided at the top of the page, or you can look for the “Software” features group, since in it you will find “Softaculous”.
– Log in to your PD Hosting cPanel.
– Softaculous is located under the Software section inside cPanel. Look for the Software section and click on Softaculous Apps Installer. You can also use the cPanel search box and type Softaculous to access Softaculous Apps Installer.
How to install Web Applications using the Softaculous auto-installer in PD Hosting cPanel?
– On the Softaculous homepage, click on the application category in the left-hand sidebar to expand and display the application scripts available.
– Click on the application script which you wish to install on your account. (Example: WordPress)
– The details regarding that script will be displayed; this includes the Install, Overview, Features, Screenshots, Demo, Ratings, Reviews, Import options, and more.
– When you are ready to install, click on the Install tab.
– Quick Install: Select this option to reduce the amount of information to be provided on the installation form.
– Custom Install: Use this option to configure more settings and information during the installation.
– Fill in the information listed on the form. Once the installation form is filled out, click the Install button at the bottom of the page.
– Congratulations! If you’ve followed all the above steps you should see a confirmation that your software has been installed successfully.
– Use the links provided on the successful installation page to access the script’s admin dashboard.
What Can I Install with Softaculous?
You can install a wide variety of apps with Softaculous such as blogs, CMS, forums, e-commerce, customer support, and file management. Even you can install frameworks such a Symfony, Laravel and Codeigniter. All of the apps are open-source and free to install with few clicks and start to use on your website.
Let’s look at the long list Web Applications that can be installed with PD Hosting’s cPanel, Softaculous…
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine.
Pubvana is a re-brand of Open Blog v3. Built to be the easiest, most intuitive CMS to use for personal blogging & websites and small business websites.
Dotclear is an open-source web publishing software created in 2002 by Olivier Meunier. A one man’s project at first, Dotclear soon gathered a team comprising different personalities with various backgrounds. The project’s purpose is to provide a user-friendly tool allowing anyone to publish on the web, regardless of their technical skills.
Serendipity is a PHP-powered weblog application which gives the user an easy way to maintain an online diary, weblog or even a complete homepage. While the default package is designed for the casual blogger, Serendipity offers a flexible, expandable and easy-to-use framework with the power for professional applications.
b2evolution is an advanced weblog tool, i-e software allowing you to run your own blogs, newsfeeds or even photo stream. It is a medium scale CMS centered around the Blog concept, fully featured with multiple blogs, content/presentation separation, full user management, full internationalization (i18n), workflow management…
Textpattern is a web application designed to help overcome the hurdles to publishing online, and to simplify the production of well-structured, standards-compliant web pages. It is a flexible, elegant and easy-to-use content management system. Text pattern is both free and open source.
SitePad Build Professional websites using an Easy to Use Editor and Publish static web pages 380+ Responsive Themes which cover a wide range of categories like Blog, Business, Portfolio, Restaurants, Travel and many more 80+ Widgets like Image/Video Slider, Image Galleries, Rich Text, Video, Audio, Service Box, Google Maps, Contact Form, Social Media and many more to help you build your website.
Nibbleblog Easy, fast and free CMS Blog The database used is based on XML files and this way it is not necessary to use MySQL or similar DBMS.
HTMLy is an open source Databaseless Blogging Platform or Flat-File Blog prioritizes simplicity and speed written in PHP. It can be referred to as Flat-File CMS either since it will also manage your content.
Nucleus CMS is a flexible and easy to install content management system, aka blog software. It helps you to publish a website and lets writers do what they are best at: writing items or articles, without having to worry about formatting and markup.
Chyrp is a blogging engine designed to be very lightweight while retaining functionality. It is powered by PHP and has very powerful theme and extension engines, so you can personalize it however you want. The code is well-documented, and it has a very strong structure that’s loosely based on the MVC design pattern.
FlatPress is a blogging engine that saves your posts as simple text files. Forget about SQL! You just need some PHP.
PivotX is free software to help you maintain dynamic sites such as weblogs, online journals and other frequently updated websites in general. It’s written in PHP and uses MySQL or flat files as a database. It is also a great tool to maintain more complex websites as well. Its powerful core and flexible template system make it easy for developers.
Leafpub is an open source blogging platform with inline editing, handlebar templates, and a beautiful user interface. Introducing the first open source publishing platform to feature a true WYSIWYG editor. Say goodbye to boring forms and rich-text controls. Say hello to inline editing.
Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.
Open Real Estate
Open Real Estate lets you create your own website to get the profits within the shortest possible time or to present your real estate agency on the Internet. An easy-to-use interface, high website speed, social tools, a variety of functions and add-ons – all this and some more help to build a business based on our products efficiently.
Concrete5 makes running a website easy. Go to any page in your site, and a editing toolbar gives you all the controls you need to update your website. No intimidating manuals, no complicated administration interfaces – just point and click.
MODX helps you take control of your online content. An Open Source PHP application framework, it frees you to build sites exactly how you want and make them 100% yours. Zero restrictions and fast to build. Super-simple templates in regular HTML/CSS/JS (any lib you want). Registered user systems and a killer community. Welcome to web-building nirvana.
e107 is a content management system written in PHP and using the popular open source MySQL database system for content storage. It’s completely free, totally customisable and in constant development.
Xoops is an easy to use dynamic web content management system written in PHP. It is an acronym of eXtensible Object Oriented Portal System. Though started as a portal system, XOOPS is in fact striving steadily on the track of Content Management System. It can serve as a web framework for use by small, medium and large sites.
CMS Made Simple
CMS Made Simple provides a fast and easy way to create a professional web site and manage its content, whether it’s for a small business or a multinational corporation! It provides a mechanism for the website administrator to create and manage pages, their layout, and their content. CMS Made Simple is unobtrusive.
Drupal is an open-source platform and content management system for building dynamic web sites offering a broad range of features and services including user administration, publishing workflow, discussion capabilities, news aggregation, metadata functionalities using controlled vocabularies and XML publishing for content sharing purposes.
PHP-Fusion is a light-weight open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP 5. It utilises a MySQL database to store your site content and includes a simple, comprehensive administration system. It includes the most common features you would expect to see in many other CMS packages.
Geeklog is a PHP/MySQL based application for managing dynamic web content. “Out of the box”, it is a blog engine, or a CMS with support for comments, trackbacks, multiple syndication formats, spam protection, and all the other vital features of such a system.
Composr is a very flexible CMS with advanced social, interactive and dynamic functionality. Hundreds of features are available out of the box, as well as building blocks, and further addons.
Zikula is a Web Application Toolkit, which allows you to run impressive websites and build powerful online applications. It has received praise for many things, but we belive the highlights are ease of use, quick and easy development, security and performance and lastly flexibility.
WebsiteBaker is a PHP-based Content Management System (CMS) designed with one goal in mind: to enable its users to produce websites with ease.
PyroCMS is an easy to use, powerful, and modular CMS and development platform built with Laravel 5. It is an MVC PHP Content Management System built to be easy to use. Also it is used by individuals and organizations of all sizes around the world.
SilverStripe CMS is an open source web content management system used by governments, businesses, and non-profit organisations around the world. It is a power tool for professional web development teams, and web content authors rave about how easy it is to use. As a platform, SilverStripe CMS is used to build websites, intranets, and web applications.
ProcessWire is a free PHP5 content management system and framework (open source CMS/CMF) built to save you time and work the way you do. It gives simpler and stronger control over your pages, fields, templates and markup at any scale. And it provides a powerful template system that works the way you already do.
Subrion is a stand-alone PHP content management system that is very easy to use. It comes with a ton of great features including full source editing, per-page permissions, user activity monitoring, and much more. Subrion CMS unites the functionality of articles script, auto classifieds script, realty classifieds script, web directory script, and yellow pages script all in one package.
Contao is an open source content management system (CMS) for people who want a professional internet presence that is easy to maintain. The state-of-the-art structure of the system offers a high security standard and allows you to develop search engine friendly websites that are also accessible for people with disabilities.
Sitemagic CMS is the world’s most beautiful Content Management System. With Sitemagic CMS you can create some of the most stunning and captivating websites on the planet. The built-in Designer lets you create truly professional designs in literally minutes with simple point and click. The Editor lets you easily modify and lay out your content.
Grav is a Fast, Simple, and Flexible file-based Web-platform. Although Grav follows principles similar to other flat-file CMS platforms, it has a different design philosophy than most. The underlying architecture of Grav is built using well established and best-in-class technologies.
ImpressPages CMS is user friendly software. Its tools enable user to manage the content of website in a convenient way. The advantage of ImpressPages is the opportunity to see how the website which is being edited will look like after the changes. All the information could be administered directly in the website.
Redaxscript is an ultra lightweight website engine, simplifying the world of complex online projects. Experience the future of web design and development – leave behind the confusion and build websites intuitively.
Quick.CMS is comprehensive and easy to customize Content Management System helpfull in your web site management. This tool enables you to easily extend functionality and change layout of your website… and breath a sigh of relief.
PopojiCMS is one of the content management system created with a simple concept to facilitate each individual to manage the website. With the concept of joint and native php oop, ordinary web developers can quickly understand the structure of the engine PopojiCMS. PopojiCMS just use it as OOP PHP for processing the data to the database.
Microweber is an open source drag and drop CMS. The core idea of the software is to let you create your own website, online shop or blog. From this moment of creation on, your journey towards success begins. Tagging all along will be different modules, customizations and features of the CMS, among them many specifically tailored for e-commerce enthusiasts and bloggers.
OctoberCMS is a free, open-source, self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. A simple and modular CMS that grows with you, with a precise and beautiful interface that comes as second nature.
ImpressCMS is a community developed Content Management System for easily building and maintaining a dynamic web site. Keep your web site up to date with this easy to use, secure and flexible system. It is the ideal tool for a wide range of users: from business to community users, from large enterprises to people who want a simple, easy to use blogging tool. ImpressCMS is a powerful system that gets outstanding results!
Monstra is a fast and small content management system written in PHP! It is the best CMS to manage a small-business website. Monstra provides amazing api’s for plugins, themes and core developers!
phpwcms is a robust and simple but yet powerful web based content management system running under PHP and MySQL. It is in use on thousands of websites all over the world, optimized for being fast and easy. phpwcms is perfect for professional, public and private users.
WonderCMS is a completely free open source Content Management System, or in other words, a free website builder.
Open Business Card
Open Business Card CMS is an easy free script (engine, CMS) that enables to build a buiness card website. The software is built on a fast-working and up-to-date framework Yii, which allows to get with the times and use the latest developments in the programming sphere.
Bludit is a simple web application to make your own blog in seconds, it’s completly free and open source. It uses flat-files (text files in JSON format) to store the posts and pages, you don’t need to install or configure a database.
SiteCake is a drag and drop CMS for simple websites. It lets you publish the content just by dragging it to your web page. It’s CMS for static websites, with few pages only, to cover the niche below WordPress level of complexity. SiteCake was designed to be simple enough for a designer to integrate it on their own, without a need to hire a developer.
Pimcore is a powerful and robust Zend Framework based PHP content management system (WCMS) for creating and managing digital content and assets. Besides being a full-featured open-source WCMS system, pimcore is the first and premier PHP open source enterprise product information management framework (PIM) available.
liveSite is a cost effective solution for smaller organizations that need enterprise features without the cost and complexity of enterprise solutions.
Mahara is an open source e-portfolio system with a flexible display framework and, meaning ‘think’ or ‘thought’ in Te Reo Māori, is user centred environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed. It also features a weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities.
PluXml Blog or CMS to Xml No database : All data is stored in XML files. A simple file copy can move your site on a USB key, which makes it completely portable. Collaborative tool : 5 profiles with different levels of permissions. Family, friends, business, PluXml find its place.
TYPO3 is a free Open Source content management system for enterprise purposes on the web and in intranets. It offers full flexibility and extendability while featuring an accomplished set of ready-made interfaces, functions and modules.
Fork is an open source CMS that will rock your world. It is dedicated to creating a user friendly environment to build, monitor and update your website. Fork takes great pride in being the Content Management System of choice for beginners and professionals.
Bolt is a tool for Content Management, which strives to be as simple and straightforward as possible. It is quick to set up, easy to configure, uses elegant templates, and above all: It’s a joy to use. Bolt is created using modern open source libraries, and is best suited to build sites in HTML5 with modern markup.
Jamroom is a community content management system. It enables you to bring your entire community online to participate in your websites content creation. If you want to build an online community where everyone has their own identity then Jamroom can provide you with the tools to do it.
Pagekit is a modular and lightweight CMS built with modern technologies. It gives you the tools to create beautiful websites. All wrapped up in a clean and intuitive user inteface.
ExpressionEngine is a flexible, feature-rich, free open-source content management platform that empowers hundreds of thousands of individuals and organizations around the world to easily manage their web site. With ExpressionEngine, you can build full-featured websites, create a web app, or serve content to mobile applications.
Kopage is a Website Builder for Webhosts and Webhosting Industry, compatible with cPanel, DirectAdmin, Parallels Plesk and other hosting control panels.
CSZ CMS is an open source web application that allows to manage all content and settings on the websites. It was built on the basis of Codeigniter and design the structure of Bootstrap, this should make your website fully responsive with ease.
Typesetter A Powerful, Lightweight, Flat-File CMS with True-WYSIWYG. It was designed to be an easy to use, but lightweight and fully functional content management system (cms).
Kirby is a file-based CMS with a beautiful web interface and thousands of customers world-wide. Its flexible data structure and powerful template engine makes it easy to develop fast and high-standard websites in no time. From portfolios, to blogs, to full-blown company sites, Kirby has all you need.
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware
Tiki is a CMS/Groupware which offers a large number of features “out-of-the-box” arguably more than any other Open Source Web Application. It can be overwhelming, even to an experienced user or administrator. Tiki has all the classic CMS and portal features of other applications, but also includes features not available anywhere else.
Fiyo CMS is one of hundreds Content Management System available on the internet. It is a software that allows a person to add and / or manipulating (changing) the content of a Web site.
razorCMS began as a databaseless flat file content management system, forked from a project called uCMS. It’s structure allowed you to have just the amount of functionality you needed in a flat file CMS solution, adding extensions (blade packs) for further functionality, whilst allowing setup on simple servers with no database.
WBCE CMS is a content management system which aims to combine security, a user friedly interface, search engine optimization and performance in the best way. It is shipped with useful modules for “usual” pages, news/blog like pages, contact forms and includes useful admin tools. A broad variety of modules for galleries, interaction and structured content etc.
Directus is an API-driven content management framework for custom databases. It decouples content for use in apps, websites, or any other data-driven projects. It makes no assumptions about how you should architect your database – giving you complete freedom to optimize structure and performance for projects of any size or complexity.
NukeViet CMS is multi Content Management System. It is the first opensource CMS in Vietnam. The lastest version – NukeViet 4 coding ground up support lastest web technologies, include reponsive web design (use HTML 5, CSS 3, Composer, XTemplate), jQuery, Ajax…) enables you to build websites and online applications rapidly.
Koken is a free content management system designed for photographers, designers and artists.
Atlantis CMS is open source web software that you can install on your web server to create your website, blog, community or network.
ClassicPress is a community-led open source content management system and a fork of WordPress 4.9.x that preserves the classic TinyMCE editor as the default option. It will be immediately familiar to WordPress 4.9.x users. We believe that when we combine careful, deliberate planning with the insight and collective wisdom of the ClassicPress community, we will ensure the success of ClassicPress for many years to come.
Plikli CMS is the Phoenix that rose from the ashes of Pligg and Kliqqi, hence the name PliKli!
Croogo is a free, open source, content management system for PHP. It is powered by CakePHP MVC framework.
Pluck is your small and simple content management system, written in php. With pluck, you can easily manage your own website without knowledge of programming languages. Pluck focuses on ease of use and enables everyone to manage his own website. This makes pluck an excellent choice for every small website.
Backdrop is a full-featured content management system that allows non-technical users to manage a wide variety of content. It can be used to create all kinds of websites including blogs, image galleries, social networks, intranets, and more.
Cotonti is a powerful open-source web development framework and content manager with a focus on security, speed and flexibility. It combines the flexibility of a web framework with the rapid deployability and featureset of a content management system. Despite having features such as user accounts, content creation, file management and community tools out of the box, it can be easily extended using modules or plugins.
Zenario is a web-based content management system that can be used for simple or complex websites. It can accommodate any visual template design, has tools for managing users, location, GIS and organisational information. It is open source, well-supported, and modular.
WinterCMS is a free, open-source content management system based on the Laravel PHP framework. Developers and agencies all around the world rely upon Winter CMS for its quick prototyping and development, safe and secure codebase and dedication to simplicity.
Hotaru CMS is open source CMS software written in PHP. It lets you easily run your own bookmarking and social voting based site such as Digg or Reddit. Hotaru has over 100 plugins to choose from and are supported in our forums. Hotaru CMS is designed to make running a site fun and rewarding.
LEPTON is an easy-to-use but full customizable Content Management System (CMS). It enables you to run nearly all the websites most others current CMS promise you but has the big advantage of extremely short learning and training curves, and this is a great argument to those who work with LEPTON.
Anchor is a super-simple, lightweight blog system, made to let you just write.
SCHLIX CMS is a lightweight, extensible content management system for publishing websites and blogs with friendly user interface. It also features multisite, versioning for easy backup and restore of articles, multi-site, XML sitemap for search engine submission. Bootstrap and Font Awesome are also built-in.
CMSimple is a php based Content Managemant System (CMS), which requires no database. All data are stored in a simple file system.
appRain is one of the first officially released Opensource Content Management Framework (CMF). CMF is a new web engineering concept where “CMS (Content Management System)” and “Framework” perform together to produce endless varieties of output in a very limited time.
GeniXCMS is a PHP Based Content Management System and Framework (CMSF). It’s a simple and lightweight of CMSF. Very suitable for Intermediate PHP developer to Advanced Developer.
Saurus is Free, Open Source Software for Building and Managing Websites. SaurusCMS ships with most common applications such as article list, blog, news with archive, forum and image gallery, packaged as content templates. In addition to the built-in content templates, site-specific custom applications can be developed using Saurus API.
Precurio An Intranet solution that is affordable, easy to deploy, and just works. The Precurio Intranet works with your users, your infrastructure, your requirements AND within your budget.
ClipperCMS is a flexible and powerful open source content management system. You can use this web software to build websites, personal blogs and also complex and dynamic applications. The CMS has been built keeping ease of use and simplicity in mind. If you are a Designer, a Developer or a Content Editor, you will love it!
Wolf CMS simplifies content management by offering an elegant user interface, flexible templating per page, simple user management and permissions, as well as the tools necessary for file management.
SofaWiki is a filebased CMS built on PHP. It uses concepts of MediaWiki, but without MySQL which makes it extremely portable. Pages written in SofaWiki can also have freely defined fields from which relational database queries can be built.
phpBB is used by millions of people on a daily basis, making it the most widely used opensource bulletin board system in the world. Whether you want to stay in touch with a small group of friends or are looking to set up a large multi-category board for a corporate website, phpBB has the features you need built in.
SMF in short is a free, professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes. Its powerful custom made template engine puts you in full control of the lay-out of your message board and with our unique SSI – or Server Side Includes – function you can let your forum and your website interact with each other.
SMF in short is a free, professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes. Its powerful custom made template engine puts you in full control of the lay-out of your message board and with our unique SSI – or Server Side Includes – function you can let your forum and your website interact with each other.
AEF – Advanced Electron Forum is a free bulletin board software written in PHP and MySQL.It has a lot of unique features and is very fast.Features include UTF-8, SEO URLs, IP Ban, W3C Validated, News System, ShoutBox, Threaded Mode, WYSIWYG, Themes, Languages etc
Vanilla Forums are open-source, standards-compliant, customizable discussion forums. It is specially made to help small communities grow larger through SEO mojo, totally customizable social tools, and great user experience.
PunBB is a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. Its primary goals are to be faster, smaller and less graphically intensive as compared to other discussion boards. It has fewer features than many other discussion boards, but is generally faster and outputs smaller, semantically correct XHTML-compliant pages.
FluxBB is a free open source forum application designed to be fast, light and user friendly. FluxBB’s code, written in PHP, has a proven track record of stability and security. It is being actively developed.
XMB is a lightweight PHP forum software with all the features you need to support a growing community. With outstanding community support and contribution, you will find XMB to be easy to setup, customize, and enhance.
bbPress is forum software with a twist from the creators of WordPress. It is plain and simple forum software, plain and simple. It’s easy to use, easy to administrate, fast and clean. But don’t let its simplicity deceive you; underneath the gleam, it’s got some powerful features and is highly customizable.
Phorum was the original PHP and MySQL based Open Source forum software. Phorum’s developers pride themselves on creating message board software that is designed to meet different needs of different web sites while not sacrificing performance or features.
ElkArte is a modern, powerful community building forum software. It is created by volunteers who believe in freedom of software. Initially based on Simple Machines Forum (SMF), it began with a complete overhaul of the code in order to modernize, implement new features and make a forum software be relevant in a time of unprecedented social interaction.
FUDforum (Fast Uncompromising Discussion Forum) is a free and open source web discussion forum. It combines an extensive feature set while maintaining the ability to generate forum web pages extremely fast. The forum includes i18n and templating support allowing for a complete customization of its output as well as a very capable group based permission system.
Flarum is a delightfully simple discussion platform for your website. It’s fast and easy to use, with all the features you need to run a successful community. Flarum is the combined successor of esoTalk and FluxBB.
Carbon Forum is a topic-based high-performance lightweight PHP forum.
miniBB is a standalone, open source program for building your own Internet forum. If you want a lite, simple and stable message board attached to your existing website at the very high integration level, which may include the full customization of the layout to the look of your website, or even synchronizing with the existing membership system, you’ve just came across to the best forum solution for such purpose available worldwide.
LayerBB is a small yet feature rich community software which enables you to quickly and easily start your own community. It offers great flexibility and easily customisable.
my little forum
my little forum is a simple PHP and MySQL based internet forum that displays the messages in classical threaded view (tree structure).
Beehive is an online forum/message board system with several powerful features. It is an open-source project for creating a high-configurable frame-based discussion forum. Almost every aspect of Beehive is customisable to some degree, from the forum’s name right down to how many posts per page each user wants to see, and with everything inbetween, including guest accounts, user profile catagories, your start page, your top frame, user’s signatures, language packs, forum styles and emoticon sets – and if you don’t like those that come as standard, it’s easy to create add your own!
TangoBB is a project for a new and simple bulletin board. Bigger improvements, better experience. Continuing to create a forum software that is easy to use.
Unclassified NewsBoard (short UNB) is an open-source, PHP-based internet bulletin board system, mostly like those you may already know. But the difference is in a lot of details that make your life with this board, both as administrator and user, much easier. You’ll be surprised how easy things can be and how fast you can work with such a system!
Flatboard is a Simple, Lightweight, Modern and fast Flat-File Forum, using Json and Markdown or BBcode.
Gallery is an open source web based photo album organizer. It gives you an intuitive way to blend photo management seamlessly into your own website whether you’re running a small personal site or a large community site. Serving millions worldwide, the Gallery project is the most widely used system of its kind.
Piwigo is a photo gallery software for the web, built by an active community of users and developers. Extensions make Piwigo easily customizable. Icing on the cake, Piwigo is free and opensource.
Coppermine is a multi-purpose fully-featured and integrated web picture gallery script written in PHP using GD or ImageMagick as image library with a MySQL backend. CPG is so fully featured it’s not enough to fully list them.
Zenphoto is a CMS for selfhosted, gallery focused websites. Our focus lies on being easy to use and having all the features there when you need them. Zenphoto features support for various media formats and integrated blog and custom pages.
TinyWebGallery is a free php based photo album / gallery that is very easy to install, extremely user friendly, does not need a database (uses xml files) but still has all the features you should expect and much more!
Lychee is the perfect place to store all your photos. No storage limit, no compression, no loss in data. We even support and display your EXIF and IPTC Metadata. And if you want, you can make your photos public for your audience. With just one click.
4imagesis as a web based PHP and MySQL for displaying images on the Internet. 4images can be configured through an administration area. 4images supports apart from the typical image formats like JPG, GIF and PNG, other data formats. Furthermore 4images includes a template system to modify the design of the gallery.
Chevereto Free is an application which allows you to setup your own image sharing website and our goal is to allow anyone in the world to host their own image sharing platform. We believe in build a real alternative for those who want a customized white-label image sharing service.
iGalerie is an open and free PHP application that allows you to create and manage your photo gallery as just that effectively.
DokuWiki is a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, mainly aimed at creating documentation of any kind. It is targeted at developer teams, workgroups and small companies. It has a simple but powerful syntax which makes sure the datafiles remain readable outside the Wiki and eases the creation of structured texts.
MediaWiki is a free software wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis. MediaWiki is designed to be run on a large server farm for a website that gets millions of hits per day.
PmWiki is a wiki-based system for collaborative creation and maintenance of websites. The pages look and act like normal web pages, except they have an “Edit” link that makes it easy to modify existing pages and add new pages into the website, using basic editing rules.
Wikkawiki is a flexible, standards-compliant and lightweight wiki engine written in PHP, which uses MySQL to store pages. Designed for speed, extensibility, and security.
pH7CMS is a Professional Social CMS to build an Online Dating Services or Social Network Websites. The software is completely written in OOP (Object-Oriented PHP) with the MVC programming pattern (Model-View-Controller). It is designed with the KISS principle in mind and the all source code can be read and understood in minutes.
Dolphin is the world’s most advanced community software. Open-source, independent, downloadable, scalable, customizable, full-featured, free software for building social networks, dating sites and web-communities. Loaded with video chat, recorder, video player, forums, groups, events, video messenger, mailbox, desktop app, video sharing, and more.
Oxwall is unbelievably flexible and easy to use PHP/MySQL community software platform. It is used for a wide range of projects starting from family sites and custom social networks to collaboration tools and enterprise community solutions.
Jcow is a flexible Social Networking software written in PHP. It can help you to: * Build a social network for your interests and passions. * Build a member community for your existing website. * Build a social networking site like facebook/myspace/twitter.
Open Source Social Network
Open Source Social Network also know as OSSN is a social networking software written in PHP. It allows you to make a social networking website, helps your members build social relationships with people who share similar professional or personal interests.
Etano can be used to start up a dating site, a social networking site, a classifieds site or any other type of site involving groups of people, companies, products.
HumHub is a free social network software and framework built to give you the tools to make communication and collaboration easy and successful. It’s lightweight, powerful and comes with an user-friendly interface. With HumHub you can create your own customized social network, social intranet or huge social enterprise application that really fits your needs.
UNA is a Community Management System for building and running modern social websites. The United Networking Applications (UNA) is a customizable open-source social networking platform. Every component module, tool, template or language is treated as an “app”.
Family Connections is a Private Social Networking Share pictures and videos. Have discussions. Start a family tree.
GNU social is a continuation of the StatusNet project. It is social communication software for both public and private communications. It is widely supported and has a large userbase.
Hubzilla is a powerful platform for creating interconnected websites featuring a decentralized identity, communications, and permissions framework built using common webserver technology.
Elgg empowers individuals, groups and institutions to create their own fully-featured social environment. It is an open source social engine which powers all kinds of social environments – from education and business to martial arts and rugby.
Revive Adserver is the open source ad server formerly known as OpenX Source. It enables publishers, ad networks and advertisers to Serve ads on websites, in apps, and in video players, and collect detailed statistics about impressions, clicks and conversions.
Yclas is a free open source powerful PHP classifieds script that can help you start a website and turn it into a fully customizable classifieds site within a few minutes. You can be as creative as you want with Yclas, create a marketplace, job board, real estate, car dealer or anything you want!
Yclas is a free open source powerful PHP classifieds script that can help you start a website and turn it into a fully customizable classifieds site within a few minutes. You can be as creative as you want with Yclas, create a marketplace, job board, real estate, car dealer or anything you want!
Booked (formerly phpScheduleIt) is a simple but powerful reserve-anything scheduler. With flexible layouts, custom rules, a powerful administrative backend, and an unbelievably simple user experience, Booked can fit almost any need. From conference rooms to lab equipment to airplanes – it’s Booked.
LuxCal is an innovative web based event calendar for home use and small businesses. It is easy to setup and allows easy and fast management of your calendar events at home, in the office, on business trips or when on holiday. It is feature rich, has been designed for user-friendliness and will help you to make error-free data inputs.
SuperCali is an event calendar script that supports nested categories of events and multiple moderators, making it a good choice for organizations managing a large number of activities. It is designed to make data entry as easy and error-free as possible as well as provide a flexible, modular framework for displaying event information.
Nuked Klan is an open source CMS. It allows to administer a website in a simple and interactive way. It specializes in network games and clan management with its Gamer version.
Roundcube – Free webmail for the masses. It is a browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user interface. It provides full functionality you expect from an e-mail client, including MIME support, address book, folder manipulation, message searching and spell checking.
phpList is an open-source newsletter manager. phplist is free to download, install and use, and is easy to integrate with any website. It is downloaded more than 10000 times per month.
WebMail Lite Open-source webmail script for your existing IMAP server. It can be used to access mail on virtually any IMAP enabled mail server. The integrated web administration panel allows you to manage the system settings without manual editing config files.
SquirrelMail is a standards-based webmail package written in PHP. It includes built-in pure PHP support for the IMAP and SMTP protocols, and all pages render in pure HTML 4.0 for maximum compatibility across browsers. It has all the functionality like email client, including strong MIME support, address books, and folder manipulation.
RainLoop webmail Simple, modern & fast web-based email client. It was designed with efficient memory use in mind, so it can work fine even on low-end web servers. Regardless of mailbox size and number of mails in it, memory use per active user is always kept at a minimum, even when very large mails are processed.
OpenNewsletter is a web-based open source solution for sending email newsletters to a subscriber list. Email delivery options include an HTML version and/or a Text version.
Postfix Admin is a web based interface used to manage mailboxes, virtual domains and aliases. It also features support for vacation/out-of-the-office messages.
Polls and Analytics:
LimeSurvey (formerly PHPSurveyor) is an open source online survey application written in PHP based on a MySQL, PostgreSQL or MSSQL database. It enables users without coding knowledge to develop, publish and collect responses to surveys.
Matomo (formerly Piwik) is the leading open-source analytics platform that gives you more than just powerful analytics: The Matomo aims to be an open source alternative to Google Analytics. It a PHP MySQL software program that you download and install on your own webserver.
Simple things can be amazing. Asking questions to your visitors shouldn’t be rocket science. No databases, no fuss. The Amazing Little Poll is a very simple php polling script. It does what it should do, and it is especially optimized to make it very easy to set-up.
Simple PHP Poll
Simple PHP Poll will be as its title suggests: simple. With simplicity in mind, we try to add as many features as possible to our system while still making it extremely simple to use and update, let alone modify. It is the only free poll system to use an installer and simple admin panel, and the only to be free of any watermarks
Advanced Poll is a polling system with powerful administration tool. It features: multiple polls, templates, unlimited options, multi-language support, IP-Logging, IP-Locking, cookie support, comment feature, vote expire feature, random poll support and more.
Open Web Analytics
EasyPoll is a PHP script to create your own poll. It’s very easy to install and run. Design of the poll is fully editable, you may insert the poll into any page you want. You can use it on an unlimited number of webpages for free.
CJ Dynamic Poll
CJ Dynamic Poll does exactly what it says in the title – it is a poll that changes dynamically. Ever wondered how websites can display poll questions one minute then once you have voted display the results in the same place? Well… this script does just that. Complete with full Admin Interface the CJ Dynamic Poll is a must have for all websites!
Little Software Stats
Little Software Stats is a web application that allows users to monitor their software. It is the first runtime intelligence software released as open source and free, designed and developed through MySQL and PHP which will allow most web servers to run it.
Framadate is an online service for planning an appointment or making a decision quickly and easily. No registration is required.
Feng Office is a Collaboration Platform that enables you to manage your projects and business services, collaborate with your team and your customers, organize and share documents and files. It is being actively developed.
Rukovoditel is your own unique application, which you create yourself, based on your needs! Using a variety of settings, in half an hour you will be able to deploy on your server project management system, personnel or other (CRM, ERP, HRM, WMS, etc.). Versatility and flexibility of customization is the main feature of the system.
Collabtive is web-based project management software. It is intended for small to medium-sized businesses and freelancers. Collabtive is cloud based groupware easy and efficient for your projects.
qdPM is a free web-based project management tool suitable for a small team working on multiple projects. It is fully configurable. You can easy manage Projects, Tasks and People. Customers interact using a Ticket System that is integrated into Task management.
dotProject is a web-based project management application, designed to provide project layout and control functions. Project Management is about the structuring of a series of tasks and the schedule associated with those tasks, to achieve an outcome.
Mantis Bug Tracker
MantisBT is a free popular web-based bugtracking system. It is written in the PHP scripting language and works with MySQL, MS SQL, and PostgreSQL databases and a webserver. It can be installed on Windows, Linux, Mac OS, OS/2, and others. Almost any web browser should be able to function as a client.
ProjectPier is a Free, Open-Source, self-hosted PHP application for managing tasks, projects and teams through an intuitive web interface. It will help your organization communicate, collaborate and get things done. Also the function is similar to commercial groupware/project management products, but allows the freedom and scalability of self-hosting.
The Bug Genie
The Bug Genie Friendly issue tracking and project management. Issue tracking and project management never looked this good. Designed to be beautiful, powerful and friendly – The Bug Genie is an absolute treat – and it’s all yours.
Snipe-IT is a FOSS project for asset management in IT Operations. Knowing who has which laptop, when it was purchased in order to depreciate it correctly, handling software licenses, etc.
Kanboard is a project management software that uses the Kanban methodology. It is not for everybody, it’s made for people who want to manage their projects efficiently and simply.
PHProjekt is a modular application for the coordination of group activities and to share informations and document via the web. Components of PHProjekt: Group calendar, project management, time card system, file management, contact manager, mail client and many other modules.
TaskFreak! Original is a simple but efficient web based task manager written in PHP. Originally created in September 2005, it has evolved over the years. It is now available in 24 languages.
SOPlanning is a Simple Online Planning tool. Allows you to plan working periods for each person of your team, in a visual / printable result. Shows a line by person and the corresponding working days.
phpCollab is an open source internet-enabled system for use in projects that require collaboration over the internet. Those organizations, such as consulting firms, that rely on a division between firm-side and client-side information will benefit most from use of phpCollab.
ProjeQtOr is an open source project management software grouping in a single tool all the features needed to organize your projects. It is simple, easy to use daily while covering a maximum of project management features. Its particularity, in addition to its completeness, is to be quality oriented.
Admidio is a free online membership management, optimized for clubs, groups and organizations. It consists of classical management members from a variety of modules that can be installed and adjusted to a new or existing website.
ZenTao is a leading Open Source project management software, which offers Lifetime Free Upgrade, focuses on software development projects management, and supports Story management, Sprint and task, bug tracking, Scrum, Waterfall, Roadmap, Self-Hosted, Your FREE project management too!
Traq is a PHP powered project manager, capable of tracking issues for multiple projects and multiple milestones, there is also a project timeline which displays events about tickets milestones and more.
WebCollab is a collaborative web-based system for projects and project management. It is easy to use, and encourages users to work together. The software is functionally elegant and secure without being cumbersome for users, or graphically intensive.
Bugs is Simple Issue Tracking for Teams.
Eventum is a user-friendly and flexible issue tracking system that can be used by a support department to track incoming technical support requests, or by a software development team to quickly organize tasks and bugs.
Manage Your Team
MyT (Manage Your Team) is an extremely powerful project management tool, and it’s easy to use for both administrators and end-users with a really intuitive structure. It’s a free open source task management and project management system, based on Yii Framework, easy to use and with a great perspective of growth for the future.
TestLink is a web based test management and test execution system. It enables quality assurance teams to create and manage their test cases as well as to organize them into test plans. These test plans allow team members to execute test cases and track test results dynamically.
Burden is a full featured task management app written in PHP. The script provides an easy way to add, edit or delete tasks. Tasks are highlighted in different colours depending on their importance and whether or not they are overdue. Each task can also be marked as completed or incomplete. Full sorting and task searching is also included.
Abante Cart is a free PHP based eCommerce solution for merchants to provide ability creating online business and sell products online quick and efficient. It is built and supported by experienced enthusiasts that are passionate about their work and contribution to rapidly evolving eCommerce industry.
WHMCS is an all-in-one client management, billing and support solution for online businesses. It handles everything from signup to termination, with automated billing, provisioning and management. With WHMCS, you’re in control with a very powerful business automation tool. You will need a License to install and run.
OpenCart is an open source PHP-based online shopping cart system. A robust e-commerce solution for Internet merchants with the ability to create their own online business and participate in e-commerce at a minimal cost. It is designed feature rich, easy to use, search engine friendly and with a visually appealing interface.
CE Phoenix is a powerful ecommerce shop ready to use out of the box, putting you online and in full control of your business right from the start. Your customers will love the modern, responsive design that will not only make your website look great on all mobile viewing devices but also perform at speed.
osCommerce is an online shop e-commerce solution that offers a wide range of out-of-the-box features that allows online stores to be setup fairly quickly with ease, and is available for free as an Open Source based solution.
Zen Cart truly is the art of e-commerce; free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart software. The ecommerce web site design program is being developed by group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think ecommerce web design could be and should be done differently.
Magento is an Open Source ecommerce web application launched on March 31, 2008. It was created by Varien, building on components of the Zend Framework.
BoxBilling New generation free billing software! Complete client management, billing & support software. It is free and will always be free! You can sell any product imaginable – web hosting, software licenses, servers, downloadable products and setup any custom products.
Loaded Commerce is the most powerful ecommerce platform you can host yourself. Also Loaded Commerce 6.5 evolved over a decade to serve the most aggressive online store owners on the internet. There is not much that Loaded does not do.
LiteCart is a new innovative free shopping cart platform developed in PHP. Based on the latest modern technology such as PHP 5.3+, jQuery, HTML 5 and CSS 3. Logical design and a simple to use interface. The framework is constructed to be lightweight and easy for developers to modify and build upon.
thirty bees is a state of the art e-commerce platform that empowers users to easily start and maintain an e-commerce. We have designed thirty bees around speed and ease of use. We currently have over 170 compatible payment gateways with more coming soon.
Invoice Ninja is a complete suite of apps, Invoice Ninja is the 1 open-source platform to create & email invoices & proposals, track payments history & expenses, and time billable tasks & projects for clients.
CubeCart is a complete ecommerce shopping cart software solution. With CubeCart you can quickly setup a powerful online store to sell digital or tangible products to new and existing customers globally. Established in 2003 and is a hugely popular eCommerce solution enjoyed by tens of thousands of merchants globally.
PrestaShop e-Commerce Solution was built to take advantage of essential Web 2.0 innovations such as dynamic AJAX-powered features and next-generation ergonomy. It guides users through your product catalog intelligently and effortlessly, turning intrigued visitors into paying customers.
Open Source Point of Sale
Open Source Point of Sale is a point of sale system built on top of a CodeIgniter base. It therefore is written in PHP and uses MySQL as the database backend for data storage. This means that it’ll run on any system with a web browser and can be run on a local server or hosted for multiple clients to access.
Quick.Cart is a simple and functional shopping cart for you and your customers. Intuitional products and orders management, amazing abilities to extend script and easy installation makes our script unique!
Blesta Automatically Invoice & Manage Clients With Ease. It is a well written, secure, user and developer friendly client management, billing, and support application. Written in PHP on our very own open source minPHP MVC framework, Blesta is object oriented and extendable.
InvoicePlane is a self-hosted open source application for managing your quotes, invoices, clients and payments. It is an open source software which was built to offer a free application for client management, invoicing and payment tracking.
Arastta is the next generation of eCommerce software built with modern technologies such as Symfony, Doctrine (soon), MVC, Bootstrap, jQuery, Swift Mailer etc. Thanks to it’s modular and lightweight structure, Arastta provides an awesome marketplace for theme and extension developers.
AlegroCart is a free open source e-commerce shopping cart solution based on MVC Framework. You can have your own shopping cart operational in a very short time, which can be managed through administration by you and your staff. AlegroCart comes with a modular template system that features separate style folders.
Shopware is a highly flexible, powerful and customizable software solution that allows you to quickly and easily create an online shop, regardless of your store requirements. It is based on novel eCommerce technologies, provides highly innovative marketing tools and includes integrated SEO functionalities.
Open eShop is a PHP script which allows you to start selling any digital good, like MP3, eBooks, Movies, Software.. or any Service you offer. Just within minutes in your own hosting. With OE you will be able to give support to your customers from the panel and notify of new updates to your buyers. You can also auto generate license numbers to your sales.
Avactis offers an extremely convenient set of tools to quickly launch an online business. Shopping Cart is a software package that allows you to open an online store on the Internet. Compared to other similar software, Avactis offers a unique advantage of very simple integration of the online store into your existing site.
SeoToaster includes 3 products in one, SeoToaster Ecommerce, SeoToaster CRM and SeoToaster CMS offer a comprehensive website builder, a shopping cart, and a Customer Relationship Management system with sales and marketing automation. It combines a powerful click and edit CMS, a private member area, a Google News compliant blog, a mobile wireframe etc.
Thelia 2 E-commerce software, useful to create and manage online stores, published under a free license. Developed in accordance to web development standards and based on Symfony 2, Thelia meets the following objectives : performance and scalability.
Zeuscart shopping cart is based on PHP application and it is used as scripting language which facilitates developer in making dynamically driven websites. It is very facile to learn and understand.
ClientExec offers online help desk software intended to enhance the ability of small and mid-sized hosting businesses to manage help and support issues. Because the online help desk software can be accessed from any web browser, managers and staff can increase the flexibility and effectiveness with which they address client support issues.
Logic Invoice is an accounting & invoicing solution, which you can use to build websites and online applications. Best of all, Logic Invoice is an open source project, allowing everyone to freely access the source codes and make their own customisations.
ClicShopping is an Ecommerce OpenSource and powerful Solution e-commerce B2B / B2C / B2B-B2C. The solution is based on a modern, responsive design that will allow you to have a great website on all mobile devices, desktops but also perform at speed! The solution is built on modules and APP to have a very big flexibility.
PEEL SHOPPING is a free ecommerce CMS in PHP / MySQL, that is to say a modern and safety management tool that lets you manage your product catalog, the text on your website and everything else from a single, simple and efficient administrative interface.
WhatACart the most customizable eCommerce platform for building your online business. It is Open source ecommerce software designed feature rich and tailoring to your needs. Try out this easy to use software.
Maian Cart is free and was written with ease of use in mind and contains many great features. It`s a powerful e-commerce system written with some of the latest technology and all presented in a cosmetically appealing interface to provide your business with a stable, reliable shopping cart environment
QloApps is Hotel & Booking Reservation Ecommerce system on Prestashop. It is an Open-source and Free. With the help of QloApps, you can launch your hotel booking website without any cost and take & manage online bookings . You can manage your online & On-Desk booking easily with QloApps.
Dolibarr is a software built by modules addition, to manage small or medium companies, freelancers or foundations. It is an OpenSource project base on a WAMP, MAMP or LAMP server.
Vtiger CRM is a full-featured CRM software ideal for small and medium businesses, with low-cost product support available to production users that need reliable support. It helps you bring the full potential to life in marketing, sales, and overall customer service.
Akaunting is a free, online and open source accounting software designed for small businesses and freelancers. It is built with modern technologies such as Laravel, Bootstrap, jQuery, RESTful API etc. Thanks to its modular structure, Akaunting provides an awesome App Store for users and developers.
YetiForce is an open high-class CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system that helps to manage relations with customers, suppliers, partners and staff. It’s an open, innovative and complex system that has become the key to efficient management within a company. YetiForce can be easily enriched with add-ons.
Sugar CRM is the world’s leading provider of commercial open source customer relationship management (CRM) software. Founded as an open source project in 2004, SugarCRM applications have been downloaded over five million times and currently serve over 500,000 users in 75 languages.
FrontAccounting is an accounting system for small companies. It is web based, simple, but powerful, system for the entire ERP chain.
SuiteCRM is a fork of SugarCRM. It is designed to be a free and open source alternative to SugarCRM Professional Edition. Because it is based on SugarCRM, all the community provided extensions that work with Community Edition will also work with SuiteCRM. Also an excellent alternative to SalesForce Professional and Microsoft Dynamics.
EPESI is a web application for managing business information. It makes data organizing and sharing easy, simplifies internal communication and makes workflow more efficient. It has a modular design which makes it flexible and easy to adapt. Its base consists of CRM application with PHP framework, both free and open source, that can be extended.
OrangeHRM aims to be the worlds leading open source HRM solution for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by providing a flexible and easy to use HRM system affordable for any company worldwide.
EspoCRM is a web application that allows you to see, enter and evaluate all your company relationships regardless of the type. People, companies, projects or opportunities — all in an easy and intuitive interface.
X2CRM is an open source based Sales, Marketing Automation and Service application designed exclusively for companies that require a tightly focused customer information system. With special emphasis placed on marketing workflows, sales force speed and process optimization, X2CRM is remarkably compact and easy to use.
EGroupware is the leading Online Collaboration Tool and the top choice for big enterprises, small businesses and teams within and across organizations all over the globe. It is a free open source groupware software intended for businesses from small to enterprises.
Zurmo is an Open Source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application that is mobile, social, and gamified. We use a test-driven methodology for building every part of the application. This means you can create and maintain a custom-built CRM system with the assurance that future updates are not going to break your installation.
webERP is a complete web based accounting/ERP system that requires only a web-browser and pdf reader to use. It has a wide range of features suitable for many businesses particularly distributed businesses in wholesale and distribution and manufacturing.
Group Office is an enterprise CRM and collaboration tool. Share projects, calendars, files and e-mail online with co-workers and clients. Easy to use and fully customizable.
ChurchCRM is a free church management platform. Manage your congregation’s information, online and in person giving, groups, church, sunday school attendance and much more.
Tine 2.0 is an open source project which combines groupware and CRM in one consistent interface. It is web-based and optimises collaboration and organisation of groups in a lasting manner.
Sentrifugo is a Free and Powerful new-age Human Resource Management System that can be easily configured to adapt to your organizational processes.
Zenbership is a 100% free, open source membership CRM platform, designed to provide a central hub from which online businesses and organizations can manage and automate tasks.
IceHrm is a Human resource management system for small and medium sized organizations. It covers all the basic HRM needs of a company such as leave management, time management and handling employee information.
Jorani is a Leave Management System developed in PHP/MySQL. It designed to provide simple leave and overtime request workflows for small organizations.
VX Guestbook – Allows you to add free guestbook to your site. Easy to install and use. Editable with template.
RicarGBooK is a guestbook system written in PHP and based on flat files. You can delete or modify any comment with an admin control panel. It’s easy, simple and completely free!
PHP Address Book
PHP Address Book is a Simple, web-based address & phone book based on PHP and MySQL.
osTicket is a widely-used open source support ticket system. It seamlessly integrates inquiries created via email and web-based forms into a simple easy to use multi-user web interface. Easily manage, organize and archive all your support requests and responses in one place while providing your clients with accountability and responsiveness they deserve.
Hesk is Free PHP Help Desk Software that runs with a MySQL database. It allows you to setup a web based ticket support system (helpdesk) for your website. Once the Help Desk Software is installed your customers will be able to submit support tickets and staff will have an easy-to-use web interface to manage customer support requests.
Mibew Messenger is an open-source live support application written in PHP and MySQL. It enables one-on-one chat assistance in real-time directly from your website. You should place the button of Web Messenger at your site. Your visitors click the button and chat with your operators who help them.
Live helper chat
Live helper chat is Free & Flexible & Open source – Live Support chat for your website. Web and desktop clients. XMPP notifications, GTalk, Jabber, OpenFire, Chrome extension, Node.js support, MySQL, PostgreSQL.
Sales Syntax Live Help (CSLH) is an open source live support solution that helps customer support with live help functionality that can be proactively pushed to visitors to your site or requested by the consumer. It includes a large range of features to allow multiple operators, multiple departments and multiple languages to be used.
Faveo Helpdesk Open source ticketing system build on Laravel framework. It word is derived from Latin which means to be favourable. Which truly highlights vision and the scope as well as the functionality of the product that Faveo is. It is specifically designed to cater the needs of startups and SME’s empowering them with state of art.
Vision Helpdesk offers customer service solutions for every size business, It offers three customer support solutions 1. Help Desk Software : Multi channel customer support ticketing help desk that allows you to manage various channels like E-MAIL, WEB-FORMS, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, CHATS, CALLS everything under single roof.
HelpDeskZ is a FREE and Open Source help desk solution for your business. It is easily integrated to your site and support requests can be created via email or web-based forms. It will give you a friendly interface for your site’s tickets management.
phpMyFAQ is an open source FAQ system using PHP. phpMyFAQ is a multilingual, completely database-driven FAQ-system. It supports various databases to store all data, PHP 5.3.3 (or higher) is needed in order to access this data.
Maian Support is a FREE support ticket system written in PHP/MySQL. The Maian Support is a software with no nag screens, ads or spyware. It can be used for an unlimited time at no further cost. Support is an integral part of any business and good support helps you to build a solid relationship between you and your clients.
OpenSupports is an open source ticket system for giving support to your clients. It provides you with a better management of your users inquiries. The software has tools to manage the tickets, like departments, staff members, custom responses, multi-language support.
FreeScout is the super lightweight free open source help desk and shared inbox written in PHP7 (Laravel 5.5 framework).
UVdesk community helpdesk project skeleton packaged along with the bare essential utilities and tools to build and customize your own helpdesk solutions.
HelpDEZk is a powerfull software that manages requests/incidents. It has all the needed requirements to an efficient workflow management of all processes involved in service execution. This control is done for internal demands and also for outsourced services.
Attendize is an Open-source ticket selling and event management platform and is everything you need for a successful event. It has a wide array of features aimed at making organising events as effortless as possible.
Handesk is a powerful yet simple Ticketing system, a system that allows to have multiple teams, with multiple users, easy and efficient reporting by all/team/user as well as lead management.
Laravel is a clean and classy framework for PHP web development. Freeing you from spaghetti code, Laravel helps you create wonderful applications using simple, expressive syntax. Development should be a creative experience that you enjoy, not something that is painful. Enjoy the fresh air.
CodeIgniter is a powerful PHP framework with a very small footprint, built for PHP coders who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications. If you’re a developer who lives in the real world of shared hosting accounts and clients with deadlines, and if you’re tired of ponderously large and thoroughly undocumented frameworks
YiiFramework helps Web developers build complex applications and deliver them on-time. Yii comes with rich features: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.
Bootstrap Sleek, intuitive, and powerful front-end framework for faster and easier web development. It was made to not only look and behave great in the latest desktop browsers (as well as IE7!), but in tablet and smartphone browsers via responsive CSS as well.
CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster and require less code. It is a rapid development framework for PHP which uses commonly known design patterns like Active Record, Association Data Mapping, Front Controller and MVC.
Symfony aims to speed up the creation and maintenance of web applications, and to replace the repetitive coding tasks by power, control and pleasure. A great Framework Symfony is aimed at building robust applications in an enterprise context.
Zend Framework is based on simplicity, object-oriented best practices, corporate friendly licensing, and a rigorously tested agile codebase. ZF is focused on building more secure, reliable, and modern Web 2.0 applications and web services, and consuming widely available APIs from leading vendors.
Kohana is an elegant HMVC PHP5 framework that provides a rich set of components for building web applications. It requires very little configuration, fully supports UTF-8 and i18n, and provides many of the tools that a developer needs within a highly flexible system.
UIkit A lightweight and modular front-end framework for developing fast and powerful web interfaces. It gives you a comprehensive collection of HTML, CSS, and JS components which is simple to use, easy to customize and extendable. UIkit is open source and MIT licensed.
Smarty is a template engine for PHP, facilitating the separation of presentation (HTML/CSS) from application logic. This implies that PHP code is application logic, and is separated from the presentation.
FuelPHP is a simple, flexible, community driven PHP 5.3+ framework, based on the best ideas of other frameworks, with a fresh start! It is a MVC (Model-View-Controller) framework that was designed from the ground up to have full support for HMVC as part of its architecture.
UserSpice is a PHP User Management Framework. It is designed from the ground up to be the perfect starting point for any web development project that requires users to login.
HTML Purifier is a standards-compliant HTML filter library written in PHP. It will not only remove all malicious code (better known as XSS) with a thoroughly audited, secure yet permissive whitelist,also it will make sure your documents are standards compliant, something only achievable with a comprehensive knowledge of W3C’s specifications.
Webasyst is a free PHP framework for creating sleek multi-user web apps and for building websites. Offers a multi-app UI ready for integrating and designing your app, handles user authorization, access rights management, routing setup, and much more. Great for creating web solutions for businesses and teams.
PRADO is a component-based and event-driven programming framework for developing Web applications in PHP 5. The PRADO stands for PHP Rapid Application Development Object-oriented.
Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.
Chamilo is a fully-fledged e-learning system. Get your teachers and trainers up and teaching in no time. Some of our users report a 1/5 ratio in training time compared to the most famous open-source LMS to get them ready. Trainers can get to work in just one day! The future of teaching is bright, and so is Chamilo.
Claroline is an Open Source eLearning and eWorking platform allowing teachers to build effective online courses and to manage learning and collaborative activities on the web. Translated into 35 languages, Claroline has a large worldwide users and developers community.
TCExam is a FLOSS system for electronic exams (also know as CBA – Computer-Based Assessment, CBT – Computer-Based Testing or e-exam) that enables educators and trainers to author, schedule, deliver, and report on quizzes, tests and exams.
Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. It makes launching an online exhibition as easy as launching a blog.
ATutor is an Open Source Web-based Learning Management System (LMS) used to develop and deliver online courses. Administrators can install or update ATutor in minutes, develop custom themes to give ATutor a new look, and easily extend its functionality with feature modules.
Gibbon is free, open source software: its flexible design gives schools complete control and freedom. The Gibbon collates student information, helping teachers to understand, contact, find and help their students. It allows teachers to plan, teach, collect, assess and return work in one streamlined process.
Forma LMS is an open-source, web-based elearning platform (Learning Management System – LMS), used to manage and deliver online training courses. Designed for corporate training, born to fit your company needs and processess. Easy integration with any intranet software, extend functionalities with a wide range of plugins.
ILIAS is a powerful Open Source Learning Management System for developing and realising web-based e-learning. The software was developed to reduce the costs of using new media in education and further training and to ensure the maximum level of customer influence in the implementation of the software.
Xerte Online Toolkits
Xerte Online Toolkits is a server-based suite of tools for content authors. Elearning materials can be authored quickly and easily using browser-based tools, with no programming required. The Xerte Online Toolkits is aimed at content authors, who will assemble content using simple wizards.
Savsoft Quiz An open source software to create & manage online quizzes, tests & exams on your website or server.
openSIS is a commercial grade, secure, scalable & intuitive Student Information System from OS4ED. The openSIS is a new paradigm in student management software – it is all about the student and focuses on capturing relevant data at source and helps administration to monitor progress.
phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the World Wide Web. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations with MySQL.
MyWebSQL is the ultimate desktop replacement for managing your MySQL databases over the web. With interface that works just like your favourite desktop applications, you don’t need to keep switching over webpages to get simple things done. Just login to your database and manage your database as if your are working on your desktop!
SIDU stands for SQL Select Insert Delete Update. It is a FREE database client working via web browser. The SIDU is a simple, intuitive and easy database admin tool. It works via web browsers such as Firefox, IE, Opera, Safari, Chrome, etc. SIDU looks like database font-end software GUI rather than web pages.
Adminer is a full-featured database management tool written in PHP. Conversely to phpMyAdmin, Adminer consist of a single file ready to deploy to the target server. Also, Adminer is available for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MS SQL and Oracle.
SQLiteManager is a database manager for SQLite databases. You can manage any SQLite database created on any platform with SQLiteManager.
phpLiteAdmin is a web-based SQLite database admin tool written in PHP with support for SQLite2 and SQLite3.
Vty is a web-based database manager script written with Php. It’s for Mysql. You can connect to Mysql and see and edit your databases and tables.
Podcast Generator is a free web based podcast publishing script written in PHP: upload media files (audio-video) via a web form along with episode information and automatically create podcast w3c-compliant feed including iTunes specific tags. It also features a comprehensive web administration.
Impleo is a simple PHP-script for managing your record collection. It’s possible to add, edit and delete records. Each record contains the name of the artist, title of the record and year of release. In addition to this, it’s possible to add any kind of detail of your own choise.
Ampache is a web based audio/video streaming application and file manager allowing you to access your music & videos from anywhere, using almost any internet enabled device. The Ampache’s usefulness is heavily dependent on being able to extract correct metadata from embedded tags in your files and/or the filename.
ClipBucket is an opensource and free script that will let you start your own Video Sharing(Youtube Clone) website in matter of minutes, ClipBucket is fastest growing script with most video sharing websites and social networking freatures.
CumulusClips | Free Video Sharing CMS, Video Sharing Script, Video Sharing Software, YouTube Clone. Start your own video sharing website with CumulusClips video sharing script. It’s free and easy to use. You can build a YouTube clone where users can upload videos, rate videos, comment on videos, and much more.
Tiny Tiny RSS
Tiny Tiny RSS is an open source web-based news feed (RSS/Atom) reader and aggregator, designed to allow you to read news from any location, while feeling as close to a real desktop application as possible.
selfoss is a new multipurpose rss reader, live stream, mashup, aggregation web application. The selfoss supports all modern browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera and Internet Explorer. You can easily add your own data sources. Spouts (aka plugins) fetch the content from the different sources.
SimplePie is a very fast and easy-to-use class, written in PHP, that puts the “simple” back into “really simple syndication”. Flexible enough to suit beginners and veterans alike, SimplePie is focused on speed, ease of use, compatibility and standards compliance.
FreshRSS is a self-hosted RSS feed aggregator such as Leed or Kriss Feed. It is at the same time lightweight, easy to work with, powerful and customizable. FreshRSS is a multi-user application with an anonymous reading mode and supports PubSubHubbub for instant notifications from compatible Web sites.
Miniflux is a minimalist and web-based RSS reader.
Reader Self Import OPML – Responsive desktop, tablet and mobile – Main keyboard shortcuts from Google Reader – Automatic tags – Shared items with public feed.
ProjectSend (previously cFTP) is a clients-oriented file uploading utility. Clients are created and assigned a username and a password. Then you can upload as much files as you want under each account, with the ability to add a title and description to each one.
Arfooo Directory is the most powerful free and open source directory script in the world. The directory script includes many customizable features with a single click, studied and designed to satisfy the greatest number of webmasters worldwide. With its advanced features, Arfooo directory is not a simple link directory script.
LetoDMSis an open-source document-management-system based on PHP and MySQL. LetoDMS allows you to store any kind of binary data – just like a usual file-system. But there are some features that extend the normal capabilities of a file-system.
Monsta FTP is a free web-based FTP/SFTP file manager that connects you to your server to upload, download, and edit files directly from any browser. Features include a responsive interface, login manager, code-friendly editor, zip uploads (to extract on server), drag and drop folders and files from your desktop, download multiple files as a zip.
OpenDocMan is an opensource document management for the masses. The OpenDocMan is a free document management system (DMS) designed to comply with ISO 17025 and OIE standard for document management. It features web based access, fine grained control of access to files, and automated install and upgrades.
SeedDMS is an easy to use but powerful Open Source Document Management System based on PHP and MySQL or sqlite3. Many years of development has made it a mature and enterprise ready plattform for sharing and storing documents.
net2ftp – a web based FTP client. The normal way to connect to your FTP server is to use an FTP client and to communicate via the FTP protocol.
Seo Panel A complete open source seo control panel for managing search engine optimization of your websites. SeoPanel is a seo tool kit includes latest hot seo tools to increase and track the performace of your websites. Any one can easily develop and install required plugins for their seo panel.
SLiMS (Senayan Library Management System) is a free and open source Library Management System. It is build on free and open source technology like PHP and MySQL. SLiMS provides many features such as bibliography database, circulation, membership management and many more that will help “automating” library tasks.
Open Journal Systems
Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research. OJS assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing.
YOURLS is a small set of PHP scripts that will allow you to run your own URL shortening service (a la TinyURL). You can make it private or public, you can pick custom keyword URLs, it comes with its own API. You will love it.
Question2Answer site helps your online community to share knowledge. People with questions quickly get the answers they need. The community dynamic is enriched by commenting, voting, notifications, user points and rankings.
WeBid is an open-source auction script written in the popular language PHP which a massive collection of inbuilt features WeBid is the prefect chose for setting up any auction site.
Form Tools is a PHP / MySQL script that provides any existing web form with a backend database and a user-friendly interface to manage the form submission data.
SPIP is a publishing system for the Internet in which great importance is attached to collaborative working, to multilingual environments, and to simplicity of use for web authors.
GLPI is an Information Resource-Manager with an additional Administration-Interface. As an ITSM and Asset Management tool, it is capable of managing both the company’s software and hardware assets. You can use it to build up a database with an inventory for your company (computers, software, printers, consumables, etc.).
PASTE is an open source pastebin forked from the original pastebin.com script. It’s complete with a brand new design and features such as password protected pastes, archives, custom templates and much more still to come.
Soholaunch is an easy-to-use website builder designed to help you build, maintain, and manage your personal or business website. It runs right from your website, making it easy to take shopping cart orders online, create forms, and edit site pages from any computer in the world!
webtrees is the web’s leading on-line collaborative genealogy application. It is open source software, and costs $ zero – yes, that means totally FREE! All you need to use it is a website with PHP and MySQL installed. It works from standard GEDCOM files, and is therefore compatible with every major desktop application.
wallabag is a read-it later application. You can use it to save a link (including all content : text, images, videos). Moreover, you can manage all your saved link performing actions like tag, favorite, archive and for sure deletion!
PhpGedView is a revolutionary genealogy program which allows you to view and edit your genealogy on your website. The PhpGedView has full editing capabilities, full privacy functions, can import from GEDCOM files, and supports multimedia like photos and document images.
InfiniteWP is a free, self-hosted multiple WordPress management platform that simplifies your WordPress management tasks into a simple click of a button.
Firefly III is a self-hosted financial manager. It can help you keep track of expenses, income, budgets and everything in between. It even supports credit cards, shared household accounts and savings accounts. It’s pretty fancy. You should use it to save and organise money.
Agora-Project Create your own private space to share with your team : files & pictures, personal calendars & resource calendars, News Tasks & Gantt, forums, instant messaging, etc.
BlaB! AX is a free AJAX/PHP group chat system. Both the frontend and Admin CP are with responsive design, HTML5 and CSS3 compliant, support all modern browsers (incl. mobile browsers), HiDPI displays ready (no raster images).
u-Auctions is an open-source auction script written in the popular language PHP which is a massive collection of inbuilt features u-Auctions is the prefect chose for setting up any auction site in minutes.
Commentics is a free, advanced PHP comment script with many features. Professionally written and with open source code, its main aims are to be integrable, customizable and secure.
DomainMOD is an open source application written in PHP & MySQL used to manage your domains and other internet assets in a central location. The DomainMOD also includes a Data Warehouse framework that allows you to import your web server data so that you can view, export, and report on your live data.
Kimai is a free open source timetracker. It tracks work time and prints out a summary of your activities on demand. Yearly, monthly, daily, by customer, by project, by action … Kimai does not have to run to do the recording. You can even quit your browser.
Easy!Appointments is a highly customizable web application that allows your customers to book appointments with you via the web. Moreover, it provides the ability to sync your data with Google Calendar so you can use them with other services. It is an open source project and it will run smoothly with your existing website.
XCloner is a professional website Backup and Restore application designed to allow you to create safe complete backups of any PHP/Mysql website and to be able to restore them anywhere. It works as a native Joomla backup component, as a native WordPress backup plugin and also as standalone PHP/Mysql backup application.
TastyIgniter is a free open source restaurant ordering and management system. The TastyIgniter provides a professional and reliable platform for restaurants wanting to offer online ordering to their customers.
LibreHealth EHR application is a clinically-focused electronic health record (EHR) system designed to be both easy to use “out of the box” and also customizable for use in a variety of health care settings. It builds on the strength of the LibreHealth Toolkit, and adapts many of the proven user experiences built over many years.
Fusio is an open source API management platform which helps to build and manage REST APIs. The Fusio provides all tools to quickly build an API from different data sources yet it is possible to create complete customized responses.
phpDocumentor is the current standard auto-documentation tool for the php language. Similar to Javadoc, and written in php, phpDocumentor can be used from the command line or a web interface to create professional documentation from php source code.
Omeka S is a next-generation web publishing platform for institutions interested in connecting digital cultural heritage collections with other resources online.
HuMo-gen is a free, open-source and multilingual server-side program that makes it very easy to publish your genealogical data on the internet as a dynamic and searchable family tree website.
Open Monograph Press
Open Monograph Press (OMP) is an open source software platform for managing the editorial workflow required to see monographs, edited volumes and, scholarly editions through internal and external review, editing, cataloguing, production, and publication. OMP can operate, as well, as a press website with catalog, distribution, and sales capacities.
XMS is Easy, almost everything on the web is xml, isn’t it? This opens new ways of using data, I mean everything on the internet can be considered a datasource, and there are plenty of them. XMS is an online visual web development enviroment and framework, providing a web application base, with multi language support, based on XML.
Unmark is designed to help you actually do something with your bookmarks, rather than just hoard them. A simple layout puts the focus on your task at hand and friendly reminders keep you in line. Filtering options let you find what you’re looking for.
Open Preprint Systems
Open Preprint Systems (OPS) is an open source preprint server for managing the posting of research papers. In addition, after registering with the system and being approved by the Pre-print Manager, can share their research as pre-prints, whether as PDFs, or Word documents.
What is Softaculous and how to use it, we have seen that using Softaculous is truly simple and that from a simple interface we can install CMS and other applications saving a lot of time that can be immediately dedicated to growing our project on the web. Above all, if you face any issues, please do not hesitate to contact our Technical Support for further information and guidance on the matter.