How to install Fantastico in WHM

Posted on November 30th, 2015

In this documentation we can check how to install Fantastico on a WHM/cPanel server.


1) Login to the server via SSH as root and execute the following commands.

$ cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi

$ wget -N

$ tar -xzpf fantastico_whm_admin.tgz

$ rm -rf fantastico_whm_admin.tgz

2) Login to WHM.

3) Navigate to Home »Plugins

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4) Click the icon ‘Fantastico De Luxe WHM Admin’.


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5) Select ‘Install’ link.

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6) Follow the screen instruction and complete the installation.
7) After completing the installation, click ‘Settings’ button and go through the settings.

Some important settings are the following.

Language: Select the language for the admin backend AND default language for users without a language selected.

Email notifications: Enter an email address to receive notifications when users perform installations using Fantastico.

Master files settings (*): If you are not an advanced user who modifies the master files, leave this to “Remove”.

PHPsuexec (*): It will tell Fantastico that you have phpsuexec installed or not installed on your server

Path to netPBM: Enter the full path to the netPBM binaries in order to enable Gallery installations. As long as this field has no value, your users will not be able to install Gallery.

Select Fantastico licensing and files server: If the fantastico pages take long time to load switch to the server that works best for you. Fantastico will auto-switch if connections time out.

Update preference: Select latest or stable version.


That is how we can install Fantastico in WHM.


If you need any further help, please do reach our support department.



2 Responses to “How to install Fantastico in WHM”

  1. nielfernandez says:

    Hello Jithin, I had encountered a problem while carefully following the steps above.

    It says read only:

    Reference: www[.]



    • The filesystem will usually go into read-only if there is a filesystem consistency issue. You probably need to run fsck

      Please contact our support via live chat or ticket system, so we can better assist you directly with any service you have ordered through us.

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