Your UI—or ours.
Installatron Server is available as just an API or an API and UI. Instead of implementing each API into an existing user-interface, using our brandable user-interface can save development time.
Using the Installatron Server UI
Similar to the user-interface included with our Installatron Plugin product, the Installatron Server UI can be easily customized and re-branded. Website owners will have access to application automation natively, just as they have access to domain and email management tools. Using the Installatron Server UI can reduce the time required to deploy Installatron Server.
Using only Installatron Server API's
When branding and theming can't provide the desired level of customization, the Installatron Server API's can be implemented into an existing user-inteface, completely losing any trace that the system is powered by Installatron Server. These APIs are also used to power the Installatron Server UI, so the necessary flexibility to control every aspect of Installatron Server is guaranteed.
Read more: What is Installatron Server?
Read more: Documentation: Installatron Server Getting Setup Guide
Only the best web applications.
We scour the web in search of the most mature and highest-quality web applications. The collection of web applications provided by Installatron Server is the result of this effort; a highly mature, thoroughly tested, and genuinely top-shelf collection of web applications. We expect perfection from the applications we provide — don't settle for less.
Rapid and reliable application updates.
Applications are regularly updated as new versions are released. We understand the necessity of rapid security release availability and have designed our workflow to guarantee critical security releases are tested and deployed within hours of release by the application vendor, including holiday and non-business day releases.
New applications evaluated regularly.
Feedback and suggestions guide our evaluation of new and unique applications. When an application meets our standards, we contact the vendor for approval, package the application for inclusion, and publish the application package.
Categorized by purpose.
To guide website owners in selecting the most suitable application for the task at hand, applications are categorized by their intended purpose, and each category includes a helpful description.
Most applications are available to be installed and upgraded in different languages. Some applications are even available in 40+ languages.
Search and filter available applications (GUI feature)
Applications can be searched by keyword, enabling website owners to quickly find a specific application or type of application.
Applications can be filtered to only display if they're capable of being installed in the website owner's native language, and applications can be filtered to only display if no database is required.
Centralizable and Scalable.
Instead of installing Installatron Server on each web hosting server individually, Installatron Server can be installed on one or more centralized control panel servers, significantly simplifying the deployment.
FTP, FTPS, SFTP, and NFS are supported
When installed centrally, a transparent FTP, FTPS, SFTP and/or NFS layer is utilized to communicate with remote web hosting accounts. All tasks, including backup and restore tasks, are then executed on the remote web hosting server. The end result is a centralized application automation solution that vastly simplifies maintenance tasks.
No FTP passwords necessary (GUI only)
It's possible to omit FTP/FTPS/SFTP usernames and/or passwords when transferring a user into the Installatron Server GUI. Instead, the user will be prompted within the Installatron Server GUI for a FTP password if it's ever required.
Installatron Server instances can be clustered, and additional instances can be added to a cluster as growth requires. Installatron Server data is shared between the clustered servers.
Services the entire application lifecycle.
Installatron Server services the entire application lifecycle, from selecting and installing an application, upgrading as new versions become available, enabling backup, restore and clone functionality, and one day safely uninstalling the application.
Finding an application.
Website owners can browse, search, and filter available web applications, find information about each application, view usage screenshots, take the application for a test drive, see related applications, and discover links to homepages, documentation, FAQs, support forums and more.
Live Demo enables website owners to test drive applications by providing pre-installed instances intended for evaluation purposes. Live Demo resets each instance every couple of hours, and multiple instances per application are available to minimize parallel usage conflicts and enable evaluation of different languages and configuration options.
Install any version, in any language, anywhere.
Applications can be installed anywhere within the HTTP and HTTPS directories of all domains, sub-domains, addon-domains, and the account's server home directory. This includes the root-directory, any sub-level directory, and even HTTP password protected directories.
Unless restricted by the server administrator, any version of the application can be installed, and multiple install options are available to select the desired language, sample data configuration, and more. However, Installatron always defaults to installing the latest version in the website owner's native language.
Import and migrate.
Existing installed applications can be imported into Installatron Server, and applications installed on remote web hosting servers can be migrated to any location within the local web hosting account by utilizing the remote server's FTP or FTPS information.
Backup and Restore.
Backups of installed applications can be created, rapidly compressing the application's files and database tables into a gzip-compressed archive that can optionally be downloaded to conserve disk space.
Whenever necessary, backups can be restored to return the application to the state it was in when the backup was created, whether or not the original application is still installed.
Clone is a revolutionary feature that enables installed applications to be duplicated to a different location. Any account location is a valid destination, including the root directory and any sub-directory of all sub-domains, addon domains, and domain aliases. All files, directories, and database tables are duplicated, and application settings are updated for the new location. Clone can be used to test an upgrade before applying it to a production install, to create a sandbox to test mods, plugins, or themes, or simply to duplicate an installed application. The uses for Clone are endless!
Website owners are notified by email when new versions of installed applications become available. Installed applications can then be updated to the new version, and the option to create a backup is provided prior to starting any update process. When an application is upgraded, the installed language package is also updated
It's also possible to configure installed applications to automatically backup and update immediately as new versions become available. Only update to new minor versions and security releases, or update to any new version. In the event the update fails, the created backup will automatically be restored. When the process completes, the website owner is notified by email.
When an application is no longer needed it can be removed safely. Only files and database tables known to be associated with the installed application are removed, nullifying the risk of unintentionally deleting other files and database tables.
Installatron Server is used in all corners of the globe. To serve an international market, Installatron Server has been developed from the ground up to support international domain names, multi-lingual applications, user-interface localizations, and more.
28+ User-interface Localizations.
The Installatron Server user-interface is available in more than 28 languages, including but not limited to Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
Right-to-Left and Unicode Localizations.
Installatron Server supports multidirectional text rendering, allowing user-interface localizations to display characters from right to left, and all localizations are created in Unicode, the accepted international encoding standard.
Easily customize and add localizations.
Installatron Server user-interface translations can easily be customized and added for unsupported localizations using the Installatron Collaborative Translation Editor.
Full IDN support.
Installatron Server supports the Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) standard, enabling applications to be installed and maintained on non-English websites.
Install and Upgrade in different languages.
Save considerable time by using Installatron Server to install and upgrade applications in different languages. When an application is upgraded, the installed language package is also updated.
An effort is made to publish every complete localization that is supported by the application vendor. Some applications, such as MediaWiki, are available in 50+ languages.
Read more: FAQ: How many languages are the applications available to be installed and upgraded in?
Read more: Installatron Collaborative Translation Editor
In addition to bypassing expensive in-house development costs, Installatron Server makes it easier than ever to deploy and manage web applications. Fast-track business growth and customer satisfaction by empowering your customers with Installatron's premier collection of easy-to-use web applications. They'll thank you for it.
Entice new customers.
Add tremendous value to web hosting packages by empowering customers that otherwise wouldn't know where to begin to deploy web applications. Potential customers will be more likely to purchase after seeing what is possible using Installatron Server.
Upsale customers to larger packages.
The Access Control UI feature enables resellers and server administrators to limit access to applications. In addition to the ability to completely deactivate applications, Access Control can also configure applications to display in a disabled state that blocks installation until the customer follows an embedded link to upgrade their account. In the picture on the right, applications that require MySQL are disabled due to the customer being assigned a control panel package without MySQL databases.
Increase company website traffic.
Installatron Plugin can increase traffic to your company's website by optionally adding a theme-matching and completely configurable "hosted by" link to each installed application.
Flexible pricing options.
Flexible licensing options are available meet a wide range of business models. Continue to the "What is Installatron Server?" page for more information.
Medium and large providers benefit from becoming an Installatron Partner, which enables further licensing discounts and strengths the relationship between Installatron and the provider. We're 100% committed to our partners' success.
Read more: What is Installatron Server?
Website Owner UI.
Drawing on case studies and feedback received over the past nine years, the Installatron Server user-interface has been refined to provide an experience that is powerful, elegant and intuitive for even the most inexperienced website owners. All user-interface changes are focus group tested, so you can rest assured Installatron Plugin will always be incredibly simple and intuitive.
Universal search and filtering bar.
A universal search and filtering bar streamlines searching for and filtering available applications, installed applications, and backups.
Standardized one-click workflow.
The workflow of all tasks, from installing to upgrading and restoring, use a standardized "one click" navigation and workflow. Instantly intuitive to new website owners, this model enables tasks to be completed rapidly and without navigating through multiple steps or pages.
Standardization across all tasks gives Installatron an almost horizontal learning curve.
All tasks execute in the background.
Installatron Plugin launches every task as a managed background processes, enabling an accurate task progress bar to be displayed and freeing the website owner to perform other tasks or even log out of the control panel while the task completes.
Website owners are optionally notified by email as tasks complete, and tasks are intelligently managed such that if one task fails, any queued tasks for the same installed application are aborted.
Time-saving multi-select options.
Website owners with multiple installed applications will appreciate the availability of standardized multi-select options, enabling tasks to be grouped so that, for example, a series of upgrades or backups can be performed as a single process.
Many buttons have informative tooltips that provide that little bit of extra information to help clarify exactly what the button does.
Graceful error handling.
When an error occurs, the technical information is logged and a short message in layman's terms is displayed to the website owner. Website owners aren't inundated with technical information they won't be able to use.
Installatron Server has many advanced and comprehensive administrative controls that make managing a server with Installatron a breeze. Here's just a few highlights.
Different customer. Different configuration.
The User Group system incorporated into Installatron Plugin enables nearly all settings to be configured differently for specific website owners and control panel packages.
Application Access Control.
Access Control enables server administrators and resellers to precisely control which applications are available to specific website owners and web hosting packages. Applications can be deactivated, flagged as disabled for installation, highlighted as featured, and more.
Force update out-of-date installed applications.
Installatron's Installed Applications tool enables administrators to forcibly upgrade any installed applications on the server, without the need to log in as the user. Resellers are also able to upgrade their customers' installed applications.
Branding & White Label.
Installatron Server can integrate seamlessly with a company brand and/or website theme. The Installatron name can be changed, user-interface CSS and images can be modified, email templates can be modified, control panel icons and links can be modified, and all text displayed throughout the user-interface can be changed.
Control precisely which features are enabled. Don't want to offer backup and restore functionality? Don't want to offer upgrading? These options and more are available to be turned off.
Full reseller-level control panel.
If Installatron Server is configured to have "reseller" type users, resellers will be able to re-configure the majority of the Installatron's settings just for their customers, include rebranding, installed application upgrading, Message of the Day, email settings, access control, and more. The server administrator can optionally disable any of these settings for resellers.
Installatron Server is designed to be easily extended with additional application packages, modifications to existing application packages, a full suite of automation APIs, and more.
Open application packaging format.
Installatron's open application packaging format enables anyone with minimal programming knowledge to create application packages, for any web application. There's even an online Application Package Editor to simplify the task further!
Application modification system.
In addition to the ability to create whole application packages, a modification system is included that enables changes to be made to any version of any application we offer. This system can be used to add additional languages, add plugins or templates, or make just about any customization. Best of all, the system is designed to be simple and only requires very minimal programming knowledge!
WHMCS and billing system integration.
It's easy to configure WHMCS and other billing systems to pre-install applications and execute other tasks as new web hosting accounts are provisioned. Documentation and sample billing system modules are included to jump start integration.
Read more: Documentation: Application Packaging SDK and Guide
Read more: Documentation: Application Package Modification and Customization Guide
Read more: Documentation: Installatron Plugin API and Install Automation Guide
Read more: Documentation: WHMCS billing system integration
Security & Privacy.
From conception security consciousness has been a central design goal for Installatron Server. However, our security consciousness doesn't end with our product — we also guarantee rapid deployment of application security releases to help ensure customers' installed applications are secure too.
Tasks execute with user privileges.
Installatron Server executes all website owner tasks with user-level privileges, avoiding potential security flaws introduced when tasks execute with root-level privileges.
When applications are installed a secure administrative login password is suggested by the GUI, and Installatron Server does not cache or retain the chosen password.
Rapid updates. Guaranteed.
Installatron's Rapid Update Guarantee delivers application security releases 24/7/365. We understand the necessity of rapid security release availability and have designed our workflow to guarantee critical security releases are tested and deployed within hours of release by the application vendor, including holiday and non-business day releases.
Stay up to date. Automatically.
Updates to application and localization packages are automatically downloaded once per day.
When a new application version becomes available, website owners with installed instances of the application are notified by email of the new version (can be disabled), or alternatively, installed applications can be configured to automatically backup and update as new versions become available, significantly reducing the amount of time installed applications are vulnerable to security exploits.
Automatic Update can be configured to only update to new minor versions and security releases, or it can be configured to update to any new version. In the event an automatic update fails, the created backup is automatically restored.
Installatron Server is designed to maximize compatibility while minimizing maintenance and requirements. All server configurations supported by a control panel are also supported by Installatron Plugin, and the server administrator should never need to service Installatron Plugin after it's installed.
Self-hosted or cloud-hosted.
Installatron Server can be self-hosted or hosted and managed by Installatron in the cloud. When self-hosted, Installatron Server is installed on and hosted by your network entirely, guaranteeing the highest reliability and smoothest website owner experience. No connection to Installatron is necessary for regular operation.
Tested throughly. Highly compatible.
Testing is completed on hundreds of server configurations; on Linux, CloudLinux, Debian, FreeBSD, and Windows, on many VPS systems, with and without common server features like suphp, fastcgi, mod_ruid, and safe_mode, and no conflicts arise from operation alongside other auto-installers and common third-party software.
Staggered release channels.
Installatron Server core version updates utilize three release channels -- edge, release, and stable -- which can be used to ensure new features and additions have reached maturity prior to introduction.
Server administrations can choose to manage Installatron Server versioning themselves by selecting the do not upgrade option, which turns off automatic updates for the Installatron Server core.
Optional RPM and Debian packages and package repository.
Rather than relying on Installatron's staggered release channels, RPM and Debian packages are available to enable server administrations to manage Installatron Server versioning using standardized packages from the Installatron package repository.
An Installatron Update/Repair utility is actively developed and is designed to fix most problems that can occur with Installatron Server. This utility can be executed any time difficulties are experienced—there is no harm in executing the utility; it's always the first thing to try.
Read more: What is Installatron Server?
Comprehensive Support and Documentation.
Technical support is staffed by knowledgable and professional employees. Both ticket-based and email support is available and included in the licensing cost of Installatron Server.
No canned responses.
Every response from our support team is hand-crafted to the individual problem. We don't use scripts, templates or canned responses to solve problems — our customers deserve more.
Everything from troubleshooting information, billing system integration guides, full API documentation, an application packaging SDK, localization information, and more is available through the Installatron Support portal.
Website owner and administration guides
Full website owner and administration guides are available at no additional cost through the Installatron Support portal. These guides can also be downloaded in HTML format and rebranded.
Optional 24/7/365 emergency phone support.
After becoming an Installatron Server client, 24/7/365 emergency phone support becomes available for critical issues that require immediate attention.
Read more: Installatron Support Portal