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How to install PHPlot using Softaculous

This article describes how to install the PHPlot graph library using the Softaculous installer in cPanel. PHPlot enables you to quickly and easily generate many different types of graphs from your PHP code.

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Installing PHPlot

You can have the PHPlot library installed on your web site in minutes by using the Softaculous application installer in cPanel.

To install PHPlot using Softaculous:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. In the Software/Services section of the cPanel home screen, click Softaculous. The Softaculous installer page appears.
  3. In the Search text box, type phplot and then press ENTER.
    Alternatively, click JavaScripts on the top menu. From the navigation pane on the left side, click Libraries, and then click PHPlot.
  4. Click Install. The installation page appears.
  5. In the Choose Protocol list box, select the protocol.
    If you have an SSL certificate installed on your site, select https:// or https://www. If you do not have an SSL certificate installed on your site, select http:// or http://www.
  6. In the Choose Domain list box, select the domain for installation, or accept the default value.
  7. In the In Directory text box, type the directory where you want to install the application, or accept the default value.
    If you want your domain name to go directly to the application, make sure the In Directory text box is blank.
  8. Click the Advanced Options icon icon to expand Advanced Options.
  9. If you do not want to receive e-mail notifications when application updates are available, select the Disable Update Notifications check box.
    A2 Hosting strongly recommends that you receive e-mail notifications when application updates are available. Keeping your site updated helps prevent unauthorized access attempts and data loss.
  10. To receive site configuration information after the installation is complete, type an e-mail address in the Email installation details to text box.
  11. Review the installation options and settings, and then click Install. When installation is complete, Softaculous provides information about the application's configuration.

More Information

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