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Ampps 2.3 released with updated versions of PHP, PERL, MySQL and a new theme for Softaculous

February 21
16:01 2014

Softaculous Ltd., the developer of AMPPS Installer that simplifies Application deployment on various Desktop and Servers, today announced the launch of AMPPS 2.3 with the updated version of Softaculous, PHP, MySQL, MongoDB and phpMyAdmin as well as some usual minor updates. Also with this version AMPPS provides new look for Softaculous.

“The major change in this release is addition of a new theme for Softaculous.” said Jigar Dhulla, Senior Developer of AMPPS “We are also soon going to support Linux.”

A complete list of changes:

1) The current version of AMPPS for Windows include:
Softaculous 4.4.3
Apache 2.4.7
PHP 5.5.9, PHP 5.4.25 a
PERL 5.10.1
Python 2.7.2 with mod_wsgi 3.4 module
MySQL 5.6.16
phpMyAdmin 4.1.7
SQLite Manager 1.2.4
MongoDB 2.4.9(Only 64-bit)
RockMongo 1.1.5
FileZilla FTP Server 0.9.41

The current version of AMPPS for Mac include:

Softaculous 4.4.3
Apache 2.4.7
PHP 5.5.9, PHP 5.4.25 and 5.3.28
PERL 5.14.1
Python 2.7.2 with mod_wsgi 3.4 module
MySQL 5.6.15
phpMyAdmin 4.1.7
SQLite Manager 1.2.4
MongoDB 2.4.9(Only 64-bit)
RockMongo 1.1.5
Pure-FTPd Server 1.0.35

2) Added a new theme “Modern” which is very flexible and can blend with the user’s taste. You can choose the theme from Softaculous Admin panel > Settings and choose the theme as “Modern”. Click here for guide.

3) The new theme “Modern” loads 2X faster.

4) Naming Convention changed: Softaculous AMPPS is now Softaculous. This is to avoid confusion and to deliver faster Softaculous

5) Softaculous will now generate stronger random passwords for database users created during script installation.

6) Scripts in the Softaculous Enduser panel will now be sorted category wise as per the script ratings.

7) Improved the script packaging API to support more scripts.

8) Added an option to Enable/Disable generating strong MySQL Database user password (Enabled by default).

9) Added an option for sorting domains alphabetically under the “Choose Domain” dropdown on the script install form. This setting can be changed from Softaculous Enduser panel > Edit Settings page.

10) Softaculous will now use the PHP MySQLi extension if available else MySQL will be used.

11) Bug Fix : While Cloning an installation, Softaculous was unable to replace the database settings in the config file of the cloned installation if the file was not writeable. This is fixed now.

12) Bug Fix : The Backup download in Softaculous Enduser panel will now contain the Softaculous backup info file as well.

13) Bug Fix: SQLiteManager will work on PHP 5.5 now.

14) Bug Fix: will have a correct version. (Mac OS X only)

15) Bug Fix: PHP 5.5 was not working when GD extension was loaded. This is now fixed. (Mac OS X only)

To address the needs of different Enterprises, SMB’s, Web Developers and users, Softaculous AMPPS is available as a Free product which can be installed on Microsoft Windows Desktop, Servers & Mac. AMPPS has 260 Apps to serve the needs of different users.

The Softaculous AMPPS 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.

Softaculous apps are also available in the form of Virtual Appliances. The Virtual Appliances (called Webuzo) contain all the necessary server software required to power the various Apps. Webuzo 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. “You can deploy so many E-Commerce related apps with the help of Webuzo e.g. a user may want to deploy Magento or WHMCS for internal documentation and Webuzo can help you do that without you having to install any server software.” said Brijesh Kothari, a developer at Softaculous. Webuzo can also be deployed in the Cloud which helps users to access their apps from anywhere.
Webuzo was announced in mid June

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. For more information, visit

Softaculous AMPPS is a WAMP and MAMP stack and also includes Softaculous auto installer which allows the user to install any application like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, phpBB, SMF, etc on their Desktop by the click of a button.

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