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What are Fantastico and Elephante Installation Scripts?

Aug 17, 2007
In simple terms, they are your short cut to quick and easy installs of the most popular website software around. They take the technical bit out of an install, you just choose what you want from the list and the script does all the hard work for you. Within minutes, seconds even, you can have your Blog site installed and ready, or your Ecommerce website, or your content management system, or...well the list goes on and on.

Both the Fantastico and Elephante Installer are free to use PHP web application services installers. They install various PHP script packages automatically through a control panel, all without requiring any PHP skill.

By the way, PHP or PHP Hyper Text Pre-processor is a web server side scripting language.

So how do Fantastico and Elephante Installation Scripts work?

1 - You need to have web hosting that supports one of these standards, for example NetLifeData, see below for a link.
2 - You need an idea of what you want to do. If you know what you want to achieve, you can select the most appropriate application to install.
3 - You select the chosen application from the provided list.
4 - You follow the on screen instructions. These are simple to follow, non technical questions, required by the application, for example, a contact email address, a title for the website, of a name for a database.
5 - Following a quick behind the scenes install, you are told that the application has been installed, and given a link to follow to view.

It really is that simple. Choose, click, follow some simple instructions and view the results!

What is included in the Fantastico and Elephante Installation Scripts?

The contents do change slightly over time, as new applications are added or updated, but typically the following will be included:

Wordpress - World wide favourite personal publishing application

Content Management
Drupal - Advanced open-source content management tool for creating dynamic websites
Joomla! - Feature-rich open source Content Management System. simple to install and manage
Moodle - Course management system created to aid educators developing online courses.
Nucleus - Content management scripts that allow users to maintain one or more blogs or journals
Open Realty - Real estate listing and content management system

OS Commerce - Feature-rich shopping cart with a large selection of modules and support for almost all payment gateways.
OS CommRes - One of the most powerful open-source booking systems.

Image Galleries
4Images Gallery - Offers unlimited categories, subcategories, thumbnails, comments etc.
Coppermine Photo Gallery - Provides categories and albums, thumbnails and much more.

Plus Calendars, Ad Management, Chat Scripts, Classified Ads, Customer support systems, Discussion boards and forums and much mush more


The very best thing about Fantastico and Elephante Installation Scripts is that they enable you to focus on your CONTENT not the system. Go on, amaze your friends, amaze yourself, you can have a professional looking, feature rich, wonderfully designed website in minutes!
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Dave Millington runs the website hosting business href="http://www.netlifedata.com">netlifedata.com and the
website design businesses netlifedesign.com
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