Services the entire application lifecycle.
Installatron Plugin services the entire application lifecycle, from discovering and installing an application, updating as new versions become available, enabling backup, restore, migration, clone and staging functionality, and one day safely uninstalling the application.
Discover an application.
Website owners can browse, search, and filter available web applications, find information about each application, view usage screenshots, sample websites, version-to-version changes, take the application for a test drive, see related applications, and discover links to homepages, documentation, FAQs, support forums and more.
View sample websites. NEW
Showcase highlights websites powered by an application to demonstrate to website owners the range of capabilities provided by the application.
Take an application for a test drive.
Live Demo empowers website owners to test drive and evaluate applications by providing pre-installed instances of each application. 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.
Server administrators can optionally use the Live Demo Server tool to host an instance of Live Demo on the local server.
Install any version, in any localization, 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, international domains (IDN's), and even HTTP password protected directories.
All versions are available.
Unless restricted, 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.
All localizations are available.
An effort is made to publish every complete localization that is supported by the application vendor. Most applications are available in 30+ languages. Furthermore, when installed applications are updated the installed localization is updated too.
Update as new versions become available.
As new versions become available installed applications can be updated. All applications are supported! When an installed application is updated the installed language translation is updated to match the new version, and for WordPress specifically plugins and themes can also optionally be updated. The option to create a backup is always provided prior to starting any update process.
Immediate email notification.
Website owners are optionally notified by email immediately as a new version of an installed application becomes available. Security releases and versions that introduce significant changes are further identified to provide better distinction from regular minor versions.
Stay up to date automatically.
Installed applications can be configured to automatically backup and automatically update immediately as new versions become available, with the ability to only automatically update to new minor versions and security releases, or automatically update to any new version. In the event an automatic update fails, the created backup is automatically restored.
Monitor version-to-version changes. NEW
A log of application changes from version-to-version is integrated right into the Installatron workflow, and each version is classified to distinguish between critical security releases, versions that introduce significant changes, and regular minor versions.
Backup and restore installed applications.
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.
Backup to FTP, FTPS, SFTP/SSH, WebDAV, and Dropbox. NEW
Installed applications can be backed up to FTP, FTPS, SFTP/SSH, WebDAV, and Dropbox instead of or in addition to the local server. Server administrators and resellers can fully configure which options are available.
Maintain backups automatically. NEW
Enabled at install time or later by editing an installed application, Automatic Backup will automatically maintain installed application backups based on the selected schedule. Backups are created, rotated and deleted between midnight and 6AM server time to maintain the selected schedule, and a failed backup will never rotate a working backup. Automatic Backup can maintain backups on the local server or at FTP/FTPS/SSH/WebDAV/Dropbox and cloud locations (entirely configurable the server administrator).
Set a backup label. NEW
Backups can be organized with a label that better describes exactly why the backup was created.
Restore to any location. NEW
Backups can be restored to any location. Use a backup as the basis for a new installation, or restore a backup overwriting the source install.
Clone and staging of installed applications.
Clone and staging are revolutionary features that enable installed applications to be duplicated to a different 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 to duplicate an installed application. Staging using the Sync wizard enables any changes to a cloned or staged installed application to be synced with the version of the same installed application. The uses are endless!
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.
Optionally use different settings. NEW
When cloning an installed application the settings for the destination installed application can either be inherited from the source installed application or new values can be set. Examples of settings include the administrator login and email, site title and localization, automatic update configuration, and more.
Clone between accounts.
Clone can also be used from the Server Administrator and Reseller logins, enabling installed applications to be cloned between accounts.
Sync and push-to-live. NEW
The sync wizard overwrites an installed application with the content of another installed application. To get started, use the clone or staging wizard from the "My Applications" tab to create a staging site for development and testing purposes, then use the sync wizard to deploy the changes on the live site.
Import and/or migrate existing installed applications.
Existing installed applications can be imported into Installatron Plugin, 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, FTPS, or FTPS/SSH information.
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.
A focus on WordPress. NEW
WordPress is one of the most popular applications available today. WordPress has a particular focus throughout Installatron Plugin.
One-click plugin and theme updates.
Installatron Plugin can update WordPress plugins and themes just as it does WordPress itself. WordPress plugins and themes occasionally suffer from security vulnerabilities that require plugin or theme updates to keep a website secure. Traditionally this would require updating the affected plugin or theme for each website individually, but with Installatron Plugin the process is automated and no more than a couple clicks.
Automatic updates for WordPress plugins and themes.
Stay even more uptodate by configuring WordPress plugins and themes to automatically backup and update as new versions become available. This setting defaults off as plugin and theme updates can cause websites to break (resellers and server administrators can change the default).
Single Sign On (SSO)
Using the administrative link now automatically logs the session right into the WordPress administrative area using a secure login method.