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Fantastico De Luxe Retirement FAQ

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Fantastico De Luxe and QuickInstall are no longer supported in the current cPanel version. We do recommend using and managing your installations via the Softaculous application within cPanel.

Fantastico De Luxe has retired and is no longer supported by HostGator. Selecting this tool from within cPanel will now direct you to QuickInstall, our very own in-house auto installer. 

Why are you making this change?

HostGator always wants to make sure you are provided with the best tools (and value) on the market.

Unfortunately, we feel Fastastico De Luxe no longer fits that criteria for the best experience in software installation. We have invested many years into QuickInstall as an alternative to Fantastico and at this time it is a far more robust system.

Our considerations in this matter are the security of your account, server and services as well as the performance, selection and convenience you would enjoy with these products. While we understand many of our customers have grown accustomed to using Fantastico, we are confident you will find QuickInstall will provide a much more usable and secure solution to your needs.

What do I do with scripts I've installed within Fantastico?

Sites installed via Fantastico will continue to function and operate. You will be able to manage and update these scripts from within their own respective control panels or dashboards.

If you need to remove or otherwise modify a program installed via Fantastico, your cPanel contains the utilities you need in order to accomplish these tasks.

Will I have to take any actions or perform any further tasks?

This change is being carried out on our servers and will not cause any data loss or affect any of your websites. You do not need to take any actions or make any special arrangements.

What are my options if I must have Fantastico?

You may order a VPS or Dedicated hosting package which will provide you with full (or "root") control over the software environment.

Once you have the new server, you may request a migration so that we can help you move all of your content/cPanels to the new server. You may then purchase a license directly from Fantastico. Licensed Fantastico users with root access may utilize this product as required.

Note: As a third-party program the support HostGator will be able to offer for Fantastico in this scenario may be limited. See this article for more information:

What alternatives do you offer?

We have put a great amount of effort into collaborating the best of quick and simple installation methods, combined with diverse software to bring you QuickInstall. This auto-installer provides more than 70 unique scripts, all easily configured within minutes. Additional features include the ability to update scripts, remove an installation, and update your administrator password all within the QuickInstall application. For additional information on this installer, please refer to the following article:

If you experience issues or have any questions regarding this change, please contact us via phone or chat and we will be happy to assist you.