What is Installatron?¶
Installatron is software within your web hosting account's control panel that allows you to install, manage & backup popular content management systems like WordPress, Drupal, Magento, & many others. While the interface is horrendous, it does give you a single panel to manage everything, and it's worth making use of.
Installatron is broken down into three parts.
- The applications browser — allows you to install/import software.
- My applications — allows you to manage your existing installs.
- My backups — allows you to manage your backups of your existing installs.
Before you've installed an application, only the application browser shows. Once installed the other two sections are made visible.
If you've already found installatron & installed some stuff, you can skip down to Managing Software with Installatron if you simply want ideas on how to clone your installs, manage your backups or do more advanced things.
You'll need cPanel access for these instructions. If you haven't already, figure out how to access your cPanel.
- To gain access to installatron, login to your relevant cPanel account.
- Once inside, use the search option in the upper right and type in installatron. Select the first result.
- You're now in the application browser.
Installing Software with Installatron¶
The application browser allows you to select applications to install. Selecting an application on this screen brings you to an overview page with installation options on the far right.
Installing an Application through Installatron¶
The important part on this page is in the upper right, "Install this application". You can check out our instructions on installing WordPress through installatron for a step-by-step guide on installing WordPress through installatron. Note that the same 'Install this application' link has a down arrow that allows you to import an application in Installatron.
Managing Software through Installatron¶
Installatron has several key functions, including:
- Allowing you to login to your software's admin panel without a username/password.
- Ability to perform updates on your behalf, automatically or manually.
- Ability to backup applications automatically/manually.
- Ability to clone installations to move them around. For ex., if you wished to create a dev. environment.
- Ability to install/uninstall software.
We cover each of these features in our documentation on Installing WordPress through installatron.