What's about SimpleScripts?

SimpleScripts is a one-click installer of the web’s most popular applications for Blogs, Photo Albums, Online Stores, Forums, Wikis… etc. In short, SimpleScripts is an automated script installer. In case you’re wondering, yes, it’s something that works exactly like the famous Fantastico.

SimpleScripts Website

I’m happy with Fantastico, why SimpleScripts?

Yes indeed, why switch? Frankly, I don’t see any huge plus points with SimpleScipts. While the officials are claiming that they offer better ‘versioning services’ (updating the scripts version) but there is in fact not much difference I observed. However for the geeks who like testing new stuffs, here’re the reasons why you should try SimpleScripts.

Better scripts variety

I used to work long hours learning and installing MODx CMS to my hosting – not now anymore with SimpleScripts. In this open-source era, there are just way too many free scripts around the Internet and it can’t be covered all by Fantastico. The rise of SimpleScripts allow us to have better varieties in CMS and forum scripts (MODx, DadaMail, and Magneto for example are included in SimpleScripts but not Fantastico).

Branding

If you’re running your own hosting company, SimpleScripts help you to stand out from other hosting companies as there are still (*notice ‘still’ – I expect SimpleScipts to be widely used as Fantastico) not much web hosts offering the service. Also, SimpleScripts offers branding options to avoid customer confusion. Your logo, your colors, and a customizable return link allow a high level of customization available only through SimpleScripts.

Expandable

From the view point of hosting provider, SimpleScripts offers better flexibility and reliability. Applications and features are constantly being added to improve your customer’s experience.

List of applications in SimpleScipts

Here’s the full list of what you can get with SimpleScripts.

Blogs

  • WordPress
  • b2evolution
  • Textpattern

Client Management

  • vtigerCRM

CMS

  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • MODx
  • e107

eCommerce

  • Magento
  • OpenCart
  • ZenCart
  • OSCommerce

Forms

  • LimeSurvey

Forums

  • phpBB
  • PunBB
  • bbPress

Mailing List

  • DadaMail
  • phpList
  • poMMo

Photo Gallery

  • Zenphoto
  • Pixelpost
  • Coppermine

Project Management

  • Mantis

RSS

  • Gregarius
  • SImplePie

Utilities

  • phpMyFAQ
  • ExtCalendar
  • phpFreeChat

Webmail

  • Roundcube

Wiki

  • PmWiki
  • WikkaWiki
  • TikiWikiCMS

Where can I get SimpleScipts?

As said, SimpleScipts is not included in most hosting plan. From what I know at the time of writing, Bluehost and Hostmonster are the only two that have SimpleScipts installed.

Nevertheless, I expect the applications will be soon widely used. In case you’re a web host and offer SimpleScipts in your hosting plan, kindly leave your message below – I’m sure my readers will like to learn about your services.