Nowadays everyone is becoming smarter, may be the Darwin’s theory of survival of the fittest is kicking in here. Especially so, when one is starting out his/her business or owns one, and the survival of it depends upon his/her smartness and acumen. He/she weighs all the pros and cons before selecting anything – big or small for his/her business.
The owners of startups and businesses today are all the more concerned and inquisitive when selecting their web hosting provider- the one who’ll be providing the complete backend and infrastructure for their online business. They want to know everything – are they affordable and reliable? What’s their uptime record? What are their service plans? Are they customizable? And much more.
With us, you not only get the reliability, customizability, high uptime, but also the most economical web hosting plans with value for money “free of cost” business tools that enhance your productivity by providing advanced web solutions for more control and flexibility. Each hosting plan of ours comes with Softaculous auto script installer, which can install a number of apps and scripts for you in just a few simple clicks.
It has over 396 scripts and these cover most of the software that a customer may need to power his/her website. Let’s discuss them in detail:
Create amazing website/blog: If you want to create a beautiful website or blog, you can use WordPress, Joomla or Magento from Softaculous. These scripts provide thousands of plugins and themes with the ease of usage and flexibility to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Softaculous also provides PHP-Fusion which is an open-source content management system that uses MySQL database to store your site content. It offers theme.php and styles.css to create themes and you can use them on your website, without much hard work.
You get a number of portals/CMS as shown in the below screenshot.
Run online store/e-commerce website with ease: Softaculous provides open source PHP e-commerce solutions like AbanteCart, PrestaShop, CubeCart, Magento etc. They allow users to customize themes as per their requirements and add new features through add-on modules. With these applications, you can run your online business efficiently and sell tangible or digital products online to the customers globally. They provide new ways to heighten user engagement, conversion rates, smooth navigation, and overall revenue generation.
You also get WHMCS, with which you can automate your online business. “It is an all-in-one client management, billing & support solution for online businesses. Handling everything from signup to termination, WHMCS is a powerful business automation tool that puts you firmly in control.” – Matt, WHMCS Founder.
Manage your business processes most efficiently: With the ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning software, you can use the system of integrated applications to automate your back office functions related to services, technology, and human resources. With Softaculous, you will get these open source industry specific application software – Vtiger, FrontAccounting, Zurmo, OrangeHRM and more, engineered for accuracy, speed, and user friendliness.
Manage customer data and interaction: With Softaculous, you will get customer service solutions for every business size. You can install Vision Helpdesk, phpOnline, Live helper chat, HelpDeskZ, and so on for live customer support system on your website using PHP+MySQL+Flash to operate. They are highly scalable, customizable and the best to manage business contacts, clients, contract wins and sales leads.
Effective business communication with webmail: Softaculous provides open source web mail scripts like WebMail Lite, SquirrelMail, phpList, Webinsta Maillist, RoundCube and much more written in PHP with all functionalities including strong MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension) support, address books, message searching, folder manipulation, and spell checking. You can manage the settings of your system without manual editing config files with these scripts.
Create the global platform for communication: To create online bulletin board services in which users with the common interest can exchange open messages, Softaculous provides various PHP based applications. They are SMF (Simple Machine Forums), MyBB, phpBB, Phorum, Beehive, and so on.
All these scripts provide the ability to create custom profile fields with support for multiple database management systems, including MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and other ODBC-accessible DBMS. You also get various DB tools in Softaculous as shown in below screenshot.
SMF’s unique Server Side Includes (SSI) function lets you have your website and your forum interact with each other. And MyBB Merge System allows for easy merging of an existing forum into a MyBB 1.8.x forum. It has relatively low-risk security record.
Manage classifieds/advertisements on your website: Softaculous provides scripts to create ad or listing sites like OSClass or OpenClassifieds. With Revive Adserver, you can serve ads on your websites and in video players, and can collect detailed statistics about clicks, impressions, and conversions.
Create an e-learning site: There are Moodle, Chamilo, eFront, DoceboLMS, and many more scripts available in Softaculous that can be used for blended learning, distance education, and other e-learning projects in various sectors to achieve learning goals.
Make a social networking website: PHP based OSSN (Open Source Social Network), Dolphin, Oxwall, Elgg, Etano PeoplePods, HumHub are some open-source, customizable, scalable, full-featured, free scripts for building dating sites, social networks and web-communities.
They come with a huge variety of features- video chat, recorder, video player, forums, groups, etc. which you can quickly develop.
With Softaculous available free of cost with our web hosting plans- Linux shared hosting and reseller hosting, you get many more invaluable tools free of cost that can help you to set up and run your online business most easily. In addition to those mentioned above, you can also get software for calendar, RSS, videos, music, gaming and a lot more things that you may need to manage your business and make your site interesting and user-friendly.
You can install Softaculous auto script installer with cPanel, that you get with your hosting account, within few minutes. It will also take care of your application’s complete lifecycle from installation to backup to update.
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Deepika – a vivacious girl, is a writer by the day and a reader by the night. She writes creative as well as technical content with equal aptness. A Biotechnologist by profession, she loves writing anything that ignites readers’ minds. In her leisure time, she likes to listen to soft music. 🙂