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Hidden cryptocurrency mining malware found in apps and WordPress sites 

A new malicious cryptocurrency miner was found on Google Play store, and WordPress sites recently, that pretends to be legitimate by using dynamic JavaScript loading and native code injection. It infects the Android devices, resulting in reduced battery life, increased device wear and tear, and slower device performance.

Trend Micro, the antivirus cloud computing security and internet content security software provider, who detected the apps infecting the Play Store, found them to be ANDROIDOS_JSMINER and ANDROIDOS_CPUMINER.

“As cryptocurrencies have grown in popularity and value, cryptocurrency mining has turned into a lucrative business,” said Chris Olson, CEO of web monitoring firm The Media Trust. “However, it’s also a resource-intensive business that drives the enslaving of hundreds or thousands of devices to access their computing power.”

  • ANDROIDOS_JSMINER

The Android apps that deliver Coinhive JavaScript cryptocurrency miners to users are detected as ANDROIDOS_JSMINER. Such miners were found in two apps- a religious prayer service, and a wireless internet scanner.

  When these apps are installed, they load JavaScript library code from Coinhive, and mine with hacker’s own key running within webview of the apps and are not visible to users. The CPU usage is exceptionally high during this process, which consumes more battery power and slows the device performance.

  • ANDROIDOS_CPUMINER

These are the Android apps that pretends to be legitimate and adds mining libraries which are further repackaged and distributed. A car wallpapers app called “Car Wallpaper HD: mercedes, ferrari, bmw and audi” contained the CPUMINER malwares. This app deployed the CPUMINER libraries, and mined several cryptocurrencies.

With the mainstream internet access to every mobile, a lot of users download the apps without knowing who their manufacturers are, the encryption they provide, and other information, which becomes a cause for disasters.

Not only the apps in the Google Play Store, websites are also being attacked by the CoinHive miners. The security firm Sucuri in their blog last week, estimated that the cryptocurrency miners were injected in over 500 WordPress websites. The volumes of attack have been unsophisticated and very low so far. Other web platforms like Magento, Joomla, and Drupal were also found to be the victims of this attack at some point of time and these attacks seem to be a new rising trend among hackers now.

Recently, a security bug called KRACK was found in the WPA2 protocol, which enabled the attacker to intercept credit card numbers, passwords, photos, and other sensible information.

Also readGoogle and IBM to jointly address developer security challenges with Grafeas

Google has already removed all these apps from the Play Store. Though it is still not clear how many downloads each app received and how much money the attackers made.

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Heroku Platform API Now Available in Public Beta

Heroku Platform API is now available in Beta, announced the Cloud application platform provider yesterday. The Platform API is derived from the same command-and-control API Heroku uses internally and hence allows developers to extend its cloud platform to third party applications and services.

The new platform API can be used to:

  • Build mobile apps that control Heroku from smartphones and tablets;
  • Combine Heroku with other services and integrating with developer tools;
  • Automate custom workflows with programmatic integration to Heroku.

Developers can now automate, extend and combine Heroku with other services. They can also use the platform API to perform tasks that could previously only be accomplished with Heroku toolbelt or dashboard, like provisioning add-ons, scaling and adding configuration vars and creating apps.

Heroku Platform API

Heroku plans to collect and incorporate feedback while the platform API is in public beta and has asked community for their thoughts on the new design interface and the ease of use. All changes will be updated on the changelog.

The Heroku platform API uses HTTP and JSON to transfer data and is ideal for developers looking to launch apps without worrying about traditional server stand up and other startup hassles.

For more information, click here.
To send your feedback to Heroku, click here.

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Softaculous 4.2.2 Launched with Auto Upgrade Feature, Password Strength Checker and Bug Fixes

A week after completing the addition of 300 scripts and 1115 PHP Classes in their library, Softaculous Ltd. today released Softaculous 4.2.2, a new version including several new features and a few bug fixes. Softaculous has been very frequent in upgrading it’s wide range of products and in a recent interview with DailyHostNews, Mr. Pulkit Gupta, CEO, Softaculous said “INNOVATION was something we always banked upon and continue to.”

“Softaculous 4.2.2 adds the apps auto upgrade feature which will allow End-users select the installations which they want to be updated as soon as a new version is available in Softaculous. This feature can be disabled from the Softaculous Admin panel.” said Pulkit Gupta, Softaculous founder and CEO.

Softaculous 4.2.2 adds the apps auto upgrade feature which will allow End-users select the installations which they want to be updated as soon as a new version is available in Softaculous. This feature can be disabled from the Softaculous Admin panel.
– Pulkit Gupta, CEO, Softaculous.Mr. Pulkit Gupta

Here is a complete list of changes and new features added in Softaculous 4.2.2:

  • Auto Upgrade feature : Now users can choose to auto upgrade to the latest version of a script as soon as it is available. Admin can also control the list of scripts which can be auto upgraded. This feature is available only for selected scripts at the moment.
  • Password Strength checker has been added for the End-user while installing any scripts. Admin can limit the minimum required strength for password.
  • Now the TOP scripts for the end-user panel can be controlled from Softaculous Admin panel as per the Admin preference.
  • Implemented CageFS Hook for correct detection and changing PHP Version for each user on server with CageFS installed.
  • Pre Downloading scripts : Admin can select which scripts should be pre-downloaded on the server and which ones should be downloaded when a user installs a script. This can help save server’s space and bandwidth.
  • Admin can now display his Custom Scripts in TOP 15 list in the Softaculous End-user panel.
  • Improved API to check the minimum requirements of a script.
  • API improved for scripts version checking.
  • Added check to disallow special characters in directory name while installing any script.
  • On ISPManager control panel, if AutoSubdomain is enabled for users than Softaculous will read the users directories and will list the directories ending with domain name as subdomain in domain list.
  • In case of scripts with multiple branches, all available versions will be displayed on the script overview page.
  • Improved the Softaculous SDK included in the package.
  • Previously, when a license was upgraded from Free to Premium all scripts were not enabled by default and the Admin had to choose the scripts manually. Now, scripts will be automatically enabled when a license is upgraded from Free to Premium.
  • When editing an installation in Softaculous, the script version of the installation will be detected and also prompted to the user IF it does not match with the Softaculous records. The user will also get an option to update the version in Softaculous’ records.
  • Now a user can check the license information from the command line.
  • Softaculous will load the custom theme instead of default, if a theme folder is present in Softaculous which has the same name as user’s cPanel theme.

Bug Fixes

  • On a few servers the PHP version was not detected properly when output_handler was turned On and due to that users were not able to install the scripts. It is now fixed.
  • On few PLESK servers with E_STRICT checking Softaculous footer was not loaded. It is now fixed.
  • Softaculous search was not working on InterWorx Control panel. It is now fixed.
  • While importing installations which have customized admin folder name (e.g. WHMCS), Softaculous was unable to determine the customized folder name. It is now fixed.
  • Cron command language string was not displayed on edit installation page. It is now fixed.
  • While installing custom scripts “undefined” was displayed on Task List page. It is now fixed.
  • While listing all installations from API in XML format it was giving invalid XML output. It is now fixed.
  • Emails for update notification were not being sent on InterWorx Control panel when script updates were available. It is now fixed.

Softaculous Auto Installer apps library

“Softaculous 4.2.2 includes the Password strength meter which will help the users to choose a secure password for their installations.” said Chirag Nagda, Senior developer, Softaculous. “Admin can also set the minimum password strength.”

The applications available in the Softaculous apps library are WordPress, b2evolution, StatusNet, Drupal, Joomla, Concrete5, phpBB, MyBB, SMF, bbPress, Coppermine, Gallery, Mediawiki, DokuWiki, TikiWiki, Elgg, Dolphin, OpenX, SquirrelMail, LimeSurvey, Piwik, Mantis, SugarCRM, WHMCS, PrestaShop, Magento, CraftySyntax, osTicket, Moodle, Claroline, etc.

Softaculous is available in two versions-Free product and Premium product having 54 and 300 apps respectively. For more information, click here.

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How New Privacy Laws will Affect Digital Commerce: Legislation of Privacy- (Part 2)

In my last post, I discussed how many of the newer and upcoming laws regarding privacy in the United States can heavily effect your life, from how you buy insurance to which bits of personal information are gathered while you shop online, go to the bank, or talk on the phone. While the first post of this four part series dealt with the effect of these laws on your digital life; this post, in particular, will focus on the effects of the same on Digital commerce.

Much like your social activities, your consumer habits and activities are also subject to privacy violations, especially when they occur online or through a mobile device. The following are laws that seek to address a number of major issues related to consumer privacy rights.

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)Proposed by Rep. Michael Rogers and co-sponsored by 111 other House members, CISPA is designed to help the government better investigate cyber threats and ensure that large networks are secure against the threat of cyberattack. To do that, the act would allow for the sharing of Internet traffic information between the U.S. government and certain technology and manufacturing companies. While noble in its intention, the act has been widely criticized for endangering privacy and civil liberties, though some large technology companies (Microsoft and Facebook) favor it as a simple and effective way of sharing important cyber threat information with authorities. Read about CISPA in detail here.

  • How It Will Affect You: If CISPA becomes law, it would make it harder for cyber criminals to execute major attacks on networks. However, it may also mean that the government could also easily, and without warrant, track any individual’s browsing history. As the bill is presently worded, there are few limits on when or how the government can monitor an individual, and it may even make certain kinds of spyware legal if it is being used in good faith for a cybersecurity purpose.
  • Timeline: CISPA was introduced in late 2011 and was passed by the House of Representatives in mid-2012. While gaining early support, Obama’s advisors have argued that the bill could be a major risk to confidentiality and civil liberties and it is likely he would veto it if it passes.

CISPA-PDF (Maximize for better readability

Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights On April 12, 2011, Senators Kerry and McCain introduced the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights to establish a baseline code of conduct for how personal information can be used, stored, and distributed. The bill of rights has since been picked up by the Obama administration and adapted in a report titled “Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World: A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy.” In both instances, the bill of rights lays out principles that would work to protect personal data and to improve consumer security. It is not a piece of legislation in itself, but a guideline for building and enacting future regulations and laws that will impact tech companies and online retailers.

  • How It Will Affect You: While nothing has been passed yet, this outline could help protect your personal data from abuse by retailers and ensure that it’s not sold to a third party or in any other way compromised.
  • Timeline: First proposed in early 2011, it could be quite some time before this bill of rights is translated into any real kind of legislation, especially if there is major pushback from Congress or tech companies themselves. If companies begin to better self-regulate privacy issues, no additional legislation may be needed.

Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights PDF (Maximize for better readability)

Application Privacy, Protection, and Security Act of 2013 Congressman Hank Johnson proposed the APPS Act early this year. The act is designed to address concerns with the data collection being done through applications on mobile devices and would require that app developers provide greater transparency about their data collection practices, ensure reasonable levels of data security, and allow users to opt out of data collection or have the option to delete data that has been collected on them.

  • How It Will Affect You: The APPS Act would ensure that apps on your phone aren’t gathering, storing, or sharing information about you without your knowledge or consent. It doesn’t mean that data can’t or won’t be collected, just that consumers will have greater knowledge and potentially the ability to opt out of certain aspects of this process.
  • Timeline: The draft of the bill was released in January 2013 and is currently just a discussion draft, meaning that it hasn’t been formally introduced for passage just yet. It’s likely that discussions with app developers and consumer advocates will help to shape the final draft and it could be a couple of years before any final decisions are made on the legislation.

Application Privacy, Protection, and Security Act of 2013 PDF (Maximize for better readability)

Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011 Worried about the potential risks for stalking posed by cell phones loaded with GPS and apps that gather information about a user’s location, Senator Al Franken, along with several co-sponsors, proposed this bill to fill in loopholes in federal law that allow companies to obtain location-based information on consumers and to share that information with third parties. While some app developers have complained that this hinders location-based advertising, others agree that privacy needs to be protected and that location-based tracking should only be allowed within apps that consumers have given consent to do so.

  • How It Will Affect You: The Location Privacy Protection Act, if passed, with protect you from having mobile data on your whereabouts tracked, stored, or shared without your knowledge or consent. It would not eliminate the ability of mobile technologies to track your location but would only ensure transparency and greater security, though it may be cumbersome with some existing systems of location-based advertising.
  • Timeline: The bill has been under development since 2011 and is still being refined and tailored take into consideration the needs of all involved parties. Franken is expected to push the measure later this year and if passed the bill could see enforcement as early as 2014.

Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011 PDF (Maximize for better readability)
This is part 2 of a 4 part series. The part 1 illustrated in detail Privacy Laws related to Digital life and their effect on the same. Links to part 3 and 4, which will elaborate on effects of privacy laws on Work & Employment and Personal information will be updated soon.
Update: The part 3, which illustrates in detail Privacy Laws related to Work and Employment and their effect on the same has now been updated.
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Zurmo CRM added to Softaculous apps library

We have included Zurmo in our library as a response to growing demand for the application.Our goal is to keep our library up to date with the applications people want the most and we are happy to add this promising script.
– Brijesh Kothari, Sales Head, Softaculous.Softaculous

Softaculous Ltd., the developer of Softaculous Auto Installer that simplifies application deployment on various hosting platforms, has announced the addition of Zurmo CRM to Softaculous apps library. Softaculous users can now install Zurmo CRM with just one click. The news comes a month after the company released AMPPS 2.0 and Softaculous AMPPS 2.3.

“We have included Zurmo in our library as a response to growing demand for the application,” states Brijesh Kothari, Sales Head at Softaculous. “Our goal is to keep our library up to date with the applications people want the most and we are happy to add this promising script.”

“It’s all about making installation easy and having users spend time working with the application, not spinning their wheels on the install process,” stated Zurmo Co-Founder Ray Stoeckicht in a recent Zurmo blog post. “With Softaculous, users have a solid way to get Zurmo up and running quickly and easily. It is an honor to be part of the many great scripts that Softaculous offers.”

Check the Features, Ratings and Reviews here.

About Softaculous
Softaculous was founded in 2009 and incorporated in 2010 with the goal of helping users to deploy apps by the click of a button. Softaculous is already being offered by leading Data Centre’s and Web hosting companies around the world.
It is very easy to find, deploy, manage, backup applications using Softaculous. One can also deploy apps in the office using Softaculous Webuzo or Softaculous AMPPS. For more information, visit www.softaculous.com.

About Zurmo, Inc.
Zurmo, Inc. is the CRM company behind the Zurmo Open Source Project. The company develops, supports, and offers CRM solutions for Zurmo Commercial customers. Zurmo, Inc. is redefining the way Customer Relationship Management is used. Our team is driven by the common goal of building and supporting a better Open Source CRM solution based on rock solid engineering and progressive user adoption methodologies. Learn more about Zurmo, Inc. by visiting www.zurmo.com

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OnApp Rolls Out OnApp Cloud v3.0 with VM support, Helps Cloud Providers Build SANs

OnApp has announced the General Availability of OnApp Cloud v3.0, the latest version of its cloud platform for service providers. OnApp Cloud v3.0 sets a new standard for cloud platform technology by moving far beyond simple cloud orchestration. With an integrated SAN, global CDN and new support for VMware clouds, it reduces the capital expenditure needed to build cloud services, and offers new ways for cloud providers to generate revenue by selling a wider range of services through their core cloud platform.

OnApp Cloud v3.0 gives you much more than just a cloud – it gives you the tools you need to build a global cloud business. – Ditlev Bredahl, CEO, OnApp.

OnApp Cloud v3.0 includes OnApp Storage, an enterprise-class Storage Area Network (SAN) designed for cloud environments; OnApp CDN, an integrated global CDN with new support for video on demand and live streaming; and new support for VMware clouds.  Combined with highly automated VM management, DNS, load balancing, autoscaling, failover, firewalls, billing, user management and other core cloud management functions, OnApp Cloud v3.0 makes it easier than ever before for service providers to build a successful global cloud business.

“OnApp Cloud v3.0 gives you much more than just a cloud – it gives you the tools you need to build a global cloud business,” said OnApp CEO, Ditlev Bredahl. “With VMware support in v3.0, you can take your cloud brand into the huge VMware market. You can create new services like CDN, and use our network of 140-plus locations to accelerate apps, video and other content for your customers. You can offer utility cloud, packaged cloud, private and public cloud, load balancing, autoscaling, firewalls, DNS and more, all managed through a single control panel.”

“With OnApp Storage included as well, we’ve removed the last real entry barrier to the cloud – which has been finding a storage system that matches the performance and cost profile cloud providers need, ” he added. “OnApp Storage is designed for cloud providers. You can build a SAN in your cloud by adding disks to your existing servers. You can use your current 1Gbit network environment, which is unique for a distributed SAN, and we’ve built some very smart technology that optimizes throughput, so you’re getting close to raw disk performance. It’s fully integrated with our billing, VM provisioning and other cloud management functions, and it scales naturally as your cloud service grows – if you need more space, just add more disks.”

Using OnApp Cloud v3.0, we’re building a new global cloud service that aims to give customers twice the performance of the Amazon cloud, at half the cost. The cost and performance benefits of OnApp Storage are an essential part of that mission. – Clint Chapman,CTO, Ubiquity.

Ubiquity Servers, who recently collaborated with Arbor Networks,  is one of the first cloud providers to adopt OnApp Cloud v3.0. Ubiquity was a key participant in the OnApp Storage beta test, which began in early 2012, and the company will soon launch new cloud services built around OnApp’s integrated SAN.

“OnApp Cloud v3.0 is the platform we’ve been waiting for since we launched our first cloud service back in 2007,” said Clint Chapman, Ubiquity’s CTO. “Traditional SANs are really not suited to the cloud. They’re very expensive, difficult to maintain and not very efficient for typical cloud workloads. Using OnApp Cloud v3.0, we’re building a new global cloud service that aims to give customers twice the performance of the Amazon cloud, at half the cost. The cost and performance benefits of OnApp Storage are an essential part of that mission.”

Highlighted features of OnApp Cloud v3.0 include:

A built-in, high-performance SAN: OnApp Storage is bundled with the full version of OnApp Cloud. It enables cloud providers to pool the capacity of SATA and SSD disks in their hypervisor servers to create fast, reliable and cost-effective storage for cloud services. OnApp Storage provides intuitive control of striping and redundancy, supports multiple tiers of storage, over-commit and other key functionality for service providers. Crucially, it includes OnApp’s VM-aware technology, which removes performance bottlenecks by ensuring that data resides on the same server as the application that needs it.

VMware support: OnApp Cloud v3.0 enables cloud providers to manage clouds running on VMware vSphere 5, as well as those built on the leading open source virtualization platforms, Xen and KVM. Using OnApp to manage VMware clouds gives cloud providers more control over billing and user management, a much more intuitive control panel, and reduces licensing costs compared with using VMware’s vCloud Director, vChargeback and other tools.

Integrated CDN with video support: OnApp Cloud v3.0 includes OnApp CDN, which enables cloud providers to accelerate web apps and content for their clients by hosting them at more than 140 locations in 39 countries worldwide. In version 3.0, OnApp CDN integrates media streaming software from the industry leader, Wowza, to enable video-on-demand and live streaming for all popular video formats.

Other new features in OnApp Cloud v3.0 include a redesigned control panel with new wizards for VM provisioning; Cloud Boot, a new way for cloud providers to automate the set-up and discovery of hypervisor servers, saving up to an hour per hypervisor; and more than 100 other enhancements and improvements.

To read our interview with Mr. Clint Chapman, CEO, Ubiquity servers, please click here.

Availability and Pricing
OnApp Cloud v3.0 is a free upgrade for customers with previous versions of OnApp Cloud. New customers can deploy OnApp Cloud v3.0 under OnApp’s standard monthly license.

About OnApp
OnApp software powers cloud, CDN and storage services for companies all over the world. OnApp products include OnApp Cloud, the leading cloud platform for hosts and service providers; OnApp CDN, a unique federated CDN platform for service providers; and OnApp Storage, a low-cost, high performance distributed SAN for cloud environments. OnApp launched in July 2010, has more than 110 staff across the EU, U.S. and Asia-Pacific, and can be found online at  www.onapp.com.

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Softaculous announces the availability of AMPPS 2.0

The Softaculous AMPPS Team has released AMPPS 2.0 and Softaculous AMPPS 2.3,  the company’s application deployment solution. This version of AMPPS updates PHP, MySQL, MongoDB, phpMyAdmin, RockMongo, fixes few bug and adds new features. Very recently, the company  announced the release of Softaculous 4.1.8,  announced major structural changes and improvements in Softaculous Auto installer during 2012,  launch of Webuzo 2.0.5 and Softaculous 4.1.7 .

A complete list of changes:

1) The current version of AMPPS for Windows include:

Softaculous AMPPS 2.3(Softaculous 4.1.8)
Apache 2.4.3
PHP 5.4.11, 5.3.21 and 5.2.17
PERL 5.10.1
Python 2.7.2 with mod_wsgi 3.4 module
MySQL 5.5.29
phpMyAdmin 3.5.6
SQLite Manager 1.2.4
MongoDB 2.2.2(Only 64-bit)
RockMongo 1.1.5
FileZilla FTP Server 0.9.41

The current version of AMPPS for Mac includes:

Softaculous AMPPS 2.3(Softaculous 4.1.8)
Apache 2.2.23
PHP 5.4.11, 5.3.21 and 5.2.17
PERL 5.14.1
Python 2.7.2 with mod_wsgi 3.4 module
MySQL 5.5.29
phpMyAdmin 3.5.6
SQLite Manager 1.2.4
MongoDB 2.2.2(Only 64-bit)
RockMongo 1.1.5
Pure-FTPd Server 1.0.35

2) PHP 5.4 now for Mac too.

3) Added Task Manager for Endusers.

4) Added Error Logging system of Softaculous AMPPS which can be accessed from Softaculous Admin Panel.

5) Apache Modules can be configured from Enduser Panel now.

6) Basic PHP Configuration can be configured from Enduser Panel now.

7) Autoindexing in httpd.conf is now shifted in httpd-autoindex.conf

8 ) SSL Configuration is now shifted in httpd-ssl.conf from httpd-vhosts.conf

9) In case of port conflict, along with port 80, sensing of port 443 is also now enabled(Windows only).

10) Now users can take a backup before upgrading the script to newer version.

11) Now libpq.dll is loaded by default for pgsql support(Windows only).

12) Admin can now set default Username or Password suggested on script install form as Empty.

13) Turn off update available notification for script installations.

14) Now while adding FTP User from Enduser Panel, Home directory of User is not restricted to Ampps Path.

15) Improved the Softaculous packaging API.

16) Bug Fix : AMPPS will now sense only its own Apache, MySQL Server. Before it used to sense others too.

17) Bug Fix : Classes were not displayed in chrome due to SSL issue. This is fixed now.

18) Bug Fix : In case of failure during Restore process the exact error which caused failure was not displayed. This is fixed now.

NOTE : This version of AMPPS in WINDOWS is not upgradable from previous versions.

About Softaculous
Softaculous was founded in 2009 with the goal of helping users to deploy apps by the click of a button. Softaculous is already being offered by leading Data Center’s and Web hosting companies around the world.
It is very easy to find, deploy, manage, backup applications using Softaculous. One can also deploy apps in the office using Softaculous Webuzo or Softaculous AMPPS. For more information, visit www.softaculous.com

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Softaculous team announces the release of Softaculous 4.1.8

SoftaculousLtd., the developer of Softaculous Auto Installer that simplifies Application deployment on various hosting platforms, announced the release of Softaculous 4.1.8 today. Softaculous very recently announced major structural changes and improvements in Softaculous Auto installer during 2012,  launch of Webuzo 2.0.5 and Softaculous 4.1.7

Softaculous 4.1.8 has added Task Manager which will allow Endusers to view their active tasks from Softaculous Enduser panel. – Pulkit Gupta, CEO,Softaculous.

This version has several new features and a few bug fixes.

Softaculous 4.1.8 has following changes:

  • Added Task Manager for Endusers. Users will now be able to see existing tasks.
  •  Added Error Logging system which can be accessed from the Softaculous Admin Panel. This shows the PHP errors in Softaculous.
  •  Admin can now set the default Admin Username or Admin Password to be blank so that the user will have to enter these details while installing a script. These settings can be set in the Admin Panel -> Settings
  • A user can now Turn Off Update Availability notifications for their installations. This can be done on a per installation basis or for all installations as well.
  • Improved the Softaculous packaging API.
  • Bug Fix : JAVA apps were added to iscripts.php. This is now fixed.
  • Bug Fix : Classes were not displayed in chrome due to SSL issue. This is fixed now.
  •  Bug Fix : In case of failure during Restore process the exact error which caused failure was not displayed. This is fixed now.
  •  Bug Fix : In DirectAdmin installation made on https protocol was installed at public_html instead of private_html. This is fixed now.
  •  Bug Fix : While enabling scripts after switching from FREE version to PREMIUM scripts were not downloaded at the first time. This is fixed now.
  •  Bug Fix : addon_softaculous.cgi file has been changed as per cPanel requirements. As it was causing a FATAL error on few servers. This is fixed now.

Softaculous Auto Installer integrates into popular hosting control panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, H-Sphere, Interworx and ISPSystems and allows the user to install any application by the click of a button. There are lots of script categories like blogs, forums, micro blogs, wikis, social networking, image galleries, ERP, Project Management, Educational, etc. One can also upgrade these applications with one click when new versions become available. Softaculous also offers Demos, Ratings, Reviews and screenshots of the various applications.

“Softaculous 4.1.8 has added Task Manager which will allow the end-user to view their active tasks from Softaculous End User panel.” said Pulkit Gupta, Softaculous founder and CEO. “The Task Manager will show the tasks in the past 1 hour by the user.”

The Softaculous apps library already contains popular applications, including: WordPress, b2evolution, StatusNet, Drupal, Joomla, Concrete5, ShopSite, phpBB, MyBB, SMF, bbPress, Coppermine, Gallery, Mediawiki, DokuWiki, TikiWiki, Elgg, Dolphin, OpenX, SquirrelMail, LimeSurvey, Piwik, Mantis, SugarCRM, WHMCS, PrestaShop, Magento, CraftySyntax, osTicket, Moodle, Claroline, etc. most of which can be installed in several languages by just choosing the language on the Install form.

To address the needs of different hosting providers, Softaculous is available as a Free product or as a Premium product. The Free version has only 54 apps while the Premium version currently has 288 Apps.

Softaculous now allows the Admin to log the errors encountered while accessing Softaculous. “Error Logging system has been implemented in Softaculous from 4.1.8 for better debugging.”
-said Chirag Nagda, Senior Developer at Softaculous.

The company also offers AMPPS – a WAMP and MAMP stack with Softaculous installed. AMPPS is a complete package on your desktop, same like the server that provides many open source web applications. Application Management, Domain management, Database management, etc. are provided in a secure environment to ease your development.

About Softaculous
Softaculous was founded in 2009 with the goal of helping users to deploy apps by the click of a button. Softaculous is already being offered by leading Data Center’s and Web hosting companies around the world.
It is very easy to find, deploy, manage, backup applications using Softaculous. One can also deploy apps in the office using Softaculous Webuzo or Softaculous AMPPS. For more information, visit www.softaculous.com

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Major Structural Changes and Improvements in Softaculous During 2012

Softaculous Ltd., the developer of Softaculous Auto Installer that simplifies Application deployment on various hosting platforms, reports major improvements in 2012, which makes the product better and easier to use.

“Softaculous has undergone major structural changes to implement the Auto Upgrade by Admins feature and this will be very useful for hosts who like their user installations to be updated.” said Pulkit Gupta, Softaculous founder and CEO. “Softaculous has become a better product over the last year and we have plans to get better year after year.”

Here is the complete list of major changes in 2012 :

  • The Softaculous Admin panel gets a completely new User Interface and the End User panel changes include new Search box progress bar and many more minor improvements.
  • Client Centre improved with new UI and functionalities.
  • Softaculous has  added over 50+ new scripts which include ShopSite, RockMongo, Vision Helpdesk, Logaholic, Pimcore, eSyndiCat, ownCloud, CakePHP, and many more
  • Install PHP Classes through Softaculous. We have introduced a PHP classes library with 1000+ classes which user can browse and choose to install.
  • Added German and Bulgarian Language for Softaculous.
  • Multiple versions of a script which have LTS for their previous versions. These include Joomla, Drupal, Moodle, Tiki, Gallery, etc.API and CLI added. User can now Install and Upgrade scripts using the API or through CLI.
  • Submit PHP Classes at nuPHP. Developers can submit their PHP classes here.
  • Auto Upgrade scripts from the Softaculous Admin panel.
  • Added the RESELLER Control Panel for Resellers.
  • Disabled several outdated scripts which are no longer maintained to improve the quality of scripts in Softaculous apps library.

Softaculous also recently launched  Webuzo, which is a LAMP stack with Softaculous installed on a CentOS Machine. Webuzo can help any user deploy Web Apps on their Desktops or in the Office. It can also be deployed in the Cloud which helps users to access their apps from anywhere.

“We always like to have the quality of our script list to be the best so we keep on adding new applications and disable outdated scripts so as to offer only the well maintained apps.” said Brijesh Kothari, Sales Head at Softaculous. “We have many other new scripts which will be added in this year. All the scripts are reviewed thoroughly before adding .”

Softaculous Auto Installer integrates into popular hosting control panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, H-Sphere and Interworx and allows the user to install any application by the click of a button. There are lots of script categories like blogs, forums, micro blogs, wikis, social networking, image galleries, ERP, Project Management, Educational, File Management, etc. One can also upgrade these applications when new versions become available.

The Softaculous apps library  contains popular applications, including: WordPress, b2evolution, StatusNet, Drupal, Joomla, Concrete5, phpBB, MyBB, SMF, ShopSite, bbPress, Coppermine, Gallery, Mediawiki, DokuWiki, TikiWiki, Elgg, Dolphin, OpenX, SquirrelMail, LimeSurvey, Piwik, Mantis, SugarCRM, WHMCS, PrestaShop, Magento, CraftySyntax, osTicket, Moodle, Claroline, etc. most of which can be installed in several languages by just choosing the language on the Install form.Softaculous also includes installation of PHP Classes by just one click. These classes have been added to serve the developers who use PHP classes to develop their websites.

To address the needs of different hosting providers, Softaculous is available as a Free product or as a Premium product. The Free version has  54 apps while the Premium version currently has 285+ Apps.

About Softaculous:
Softaculous was founded in 2009 by Pulkit Gupta with the goal of helping users to deploy apps by the click of a button. It is now  offered by leading Data Centre’s and Web hosting companies around the world.  After Softaculous became widely used, Softaculous Ltd. was incorporated in February 2010. Ever since the company has grown in the server software market and the company also has a presence in the Desktop Software market. For more information, visit www.softaculous.com .

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Softaculous Team Announced Launch of Softaculous 4.1.7

Softaculous Ltd., the developer of Softaculous Auto Installer that simplifies Application deployment on various hosting platforms, announced the launch of Softaculous 4.1.7 on 18th December.

This version has several new features and a few bug fixes.

Softaculous 4.1.7 has following changes:
1) Added a feature for the admin to upgrade multiple applications from the admin panel. (Note : At the moment this is possible for scripts which don’t require manual intervention during upgrade).

2) Added support for installing scripts on IDN domains. (NOTE : This will require updating scripts packages, which will updated regualarly by the end of the February.)

3) The Admin Update software page has been improved. Now only those scripts are sent to the update queue, which require an update. (Previously all the scripts were sent to the update queue.)

4) Now additional “Email To” option on install page will not be displayed if admin has disabled the setting “Turn Off all Email to Endusers” from the Softaculous Admin Panel.

5) On the scripts “Overview” page and “List Software” page release date of the scripts version will be displayed.

6) Improved the Softaculous packaging API.

7) Bug Fix : While editing an installation details, Softaculous was not accepting special characters for MySQL database password. This is fixed now.

8) Bug Fix : Update email notification for scripts was not sent in ISP. This is fixed now.

9) Bug Fix : In cPanel Native UI mode cPanel’s HOME button was leading to 404 error. This is fixed now.

10) Bug Fix : Scripts search was not working in ISP Panel. It is fixed now.

11) Bug Fix : In the Softaculous Admin Panel -> Software selection page, while selecting the “Check All” checkbox, all scripts were not selected. This is fixed now.

12) Bug Fix : Username was set to random string even when certain scripts required a particular admin username. This is fixed now.

13) Bug Fix : In case of Multi version scripts, while importing child installation it could be imported multiple times. This is fixed now.

14) Bug Fix : While deleting the backup, backup information file for backup was not deleted. This is fixed now.

15) Bug Fix : On software page in Admin panel scripts count was showing wrong. It is fixed now.

16) Bug Fix : While configuring files Softaculous was providing default permissions instead of the one specified in Softaculous Admin panel.

17) Bug Fix : Softaculous category was not displayed in CleanPanel theme. It is fixed now.

Softaculous Auto Installer integrates into popular hosting control panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, H-Sphere, Interworx and ISPSystems and allows the user to install any application by the click of a button. There are lots of script categories like blogs, forums, micro blogs, wikis, social networking, image galleries, ERP, Project Management, Educational, etc. One can also upgrade these applications when new versions become available. Softaculous also offers Demos, Ratings, Reviews and screenshots of the various applications.

“Softaculous 4.1.7 has added Auto Upgrade feature which will allow Admins to Upgrade their users outdated installations from Softaculous Admin panel.” said Pulkit Gupta, Softaculous founder and CEO. “This feature was much awaited and took quiet long because it required modifications in the Softaculous structure.”

The Softaculous apps library already contains popular applications, including: WordPress, b2evolution, StatusNet, Drupal, Joomla, Concrete5, phpBB, MyBB, SMF, bbPress, Coppermine, Gallery, Mediawiki, DokuWiki, TikiWiki, Elgg, Dolphin, OpenX, SquirrelMail, LimeSurvey, Piwik, Mantis, SugarCRM, WHMCS, PrestaShop, Magento, CraftySyntax, osTicket, Moodle, Claroline, etc. most of which can be installed in several languages by just choosing the language on the Install form.

To address the needs of different hosting providers, Softaculous is available as a Free product or as a Premium product. The Free version has only 55 apps while the Premium version currently has 285 Apps.

Softaculous now supports installation of apps on IDN domains. “Softaculous will now allow users to install their favourite scripts on IDN domains.”
said Brijesh Kothari, Sales Head at Softaculous.

The company also offers Webuzo – a LAMP stack with Softaculous installed on a CentOS Machine. Webuzo can help any user deploy Web Apps on their Desktops or in the Office. Webuzo can also be deployed in the Cloud which helps users to access their apps from anywhere.

About Softaculous
Softaculous was founded in 2009 with the goal of helping users to deploy apps by the click of a button. Softaculous is already being offered by leading Data Center’s and Web hosting companies around the world.
It is very easy to find, deploy, manage, backup applications using Softaculous. One can also deploy apps in the office using Softaculous Webuzo or Softaculous AMPPS.
For more information, visit www.softaculous.com

 

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