What is Fantastico?
Fantastico is a script library used to install complete web applications on to a website with just one click of the button. The web applications can be a forum, FAQ, discussion boards, mailing lists, polls and surveys, Wiki, site builders, blog, CMS, photo gallery on any other similar. It serves the cPanel servers and allows the end users to install several open source applications into their web space.
Fantastico is a simple and an easy way to install web applications. It creates the database, copies the files, adjusts permissions and configures the files making it suitable for a novice also to handle without the need of any technical knowhow. The users can also upgrade their web applications as and when they are released which is important to prevent bugs from attacking the servers. The script is often given as a free by the web hosts in their hosting packages. This means the end users have to depend on the web hosts to update their scripts when they are available to ensure that the end users are protected from the bugs and virus attacks. Fantastico allows the end users to auto-install translate the files into language of their choice. The hosts get a notification when its users install or remove applications.