Founded in 2004, Installatron has a history of industry-first innovations. Notably, Installatron Plugin was first to provide control panel independent application automation, first to support Microsoft Windows servers, first to offer application backup and restore, automatic upgrade, clone/duplicate and migration functionality, first to support multi-lingual applications and international domains, and first to offer an open application packaging SDK. Installatron Server was first to provide a comprehensive API and the ability to deploy applications over a standard FTP, NFS, or SSH layer.
More than 200 of only the best web applications are now supported by the Installatron platform, with the majority supporting the author's available language packs.
Installatron Server introduces new security features including the ability to encrypt customer data and operate without any cached passwords or authentication keys.
Installatron Plugin and Installatron Server backup functionality is expanded with additional remote backup options, including Amazon S3, Google Drive, and Rackspace Cloudfiles.
Installatron Remote and Installatron Server introduce performance enhancements and support for managing installed apps through secure socket shell (SSH) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) connections.
196 of only the best web applications are now supported by the Installatron platform, all supporting the author's available language packs.
Installatron partners with Amazon Web Services to bring one-click application machine images to Amazon EC2 customers.
Installatron Server introduces support for Amazon Linux.
Installatron Server improves scalability with the option to cluster multiple Installatron Server instances for high availability and increased capacity.
Installatron Server introduces support for Debian.
Installatron Plugin 9.1 and Installatron Server 4.1 add support for creating and managing Application Templates, and the backup system is improved with the ability to restore backups to any location. WordPress-specific features are also enhanced with the addition of Single Sign On (SSO) support.
Installatron Server introduces a simplified installation process.
Installatron partners with Clef to bring two-factor authentication to WordPress.
Installatron Plugin 9.0 adds support for remote and scheduled backups, new My Applications and My Backups views, and optional automated WordPress plugin updates. Application changelogs are also integrated to highlight changes between each version, spreading awareness of security-related changes.
170 top web applications are now included in the Installatron catalog with over half supporting all available language packs.
Installatron Server 4.0 improves system scalability by overhauling the underlying database architecture. FTP-layer compatibility is also improved with support for new FTP server configurations.
Installatron Server 2.1 adds background processing support to all APIs and boosts FTP connection performance by an average factor of 5x.
Installatron Plugin 8.0 and Installatron Server 3.0 refresh the GUI, introduce the ability to automatically update, edit, clone and migrate installed applications, and significantly improve administrative configuration flexibility with a revised user group system.
Installatron Remote 2.0 introduces the ability to edit and clone installed applications and SSH is now a supported file transfer protocol.
Revised Installatron Plugin Partner Program and a new Partner Directory introduced.
Installatron Server 2.0, formerly known as the Installatron Integration API, introduces an improved programming language independent JSON API.
95 of only the best web applications are now supported by the Installatron platform, with over half supporting all of the author's available language packs.
Installatron Plugin Distributors are introduced.
Installatron Remote 1.0 is launched to enable web applications to be installed and maintained over a regular FTP connection from Installatron.com.
Installatron Plugin 7.0 introduces a one click task workflow and overhauls the task system to execute tasks as background processes.
Installatron Integration API 1.1 introduces all of the API improvements released in Installatron Plugin 6.1.
70 of only the best web applications are now supported by the Installatron platform. Applications that are no longer maintained by their authors begin to be replaced.
Installatron Plugin 6.1, drawing on business feedback surveys, introduces a refined application browsing workflow and full HTTP-API capable of performing any task. Support for the cPanel Enkompass and InterWorx control panels is also added.
Installatron Plugin 6.0 introduces a simplified user-interface that utilizes a new wizard-based workflow for increased ease-of-use.
Installatron Integration API 1.0, an open API that enables any web hosting infrastructure to incorporate the Installatron platform, is introduced with support for application management over a regular FTP connection.
Installatron Plugin pricing was also re-calibrated to make the product more affordable for server providers with large numbers of servers.
Installatron Plugin 5.2 introduces support for Microsoft Windows servers with the introduction of support for the Parallels Plesk Windows control panel.
Installatron Plugin 5.1 introduces a free version that is fully-featured but limited to use on a single domain.
Installatron Plugin 5.0 introduces application backup and restores. An AJAX user-interface and next-generation open application packaging format is also added.
Installatron Plugin 5.0 beta testing is initiated. 5.0 is a complete code rewrite from the ground up incorporating everything learned over the years.
An Installatron Application Package Editor is deployed on Installatron.com, enabling application packages to be created using a simple GUI in the new 5.0+ format.
Installatron Plugin 3.4 introduces the ability to install and upgrade applications from the SSH command-line either in a human-friendly or API format.
Installatron Plugin 3.3.1 introduces installing applications in different languages. 60 applications in total are now supported.
Installatron Plugin 3.3 introduces an open application packaging format. The ability to extend and modify application packages through an application customization system is also added.
Installatron Plugin 3.2 introduces support for the Parallels Plesk Linux/FreeBSD control panel. 50 applications are now supported, and user-interface translations are available for 10 languages.
Installatron Plugin 3.0 introduces support for the cPanel/WHM control panel.
Installatron Plugin 2.4 introduces a more robust application packaging system with support for upgrading applications. 40 applications are now supported, and user-interface translations are available for Dutch and Polish.
Installatron Plugin 2.0 introduces the ability to limit applications based on control panel package or username.
Installatron is founded and Installatron Plugin for the DirectAdmin control panel is released with support for just Invision Power Board, PHP-Nuke, and Coranto.
Development begins on the concept that would later be named Installatron Plugin.