Fantastico, to put it in a simplified manner, is a commercial script library that automates the installation of web applications to a website. Fantastico is one of the popular third party add-ons that can be purchased and added to the cPanel of your website. In its present capability, Fantastico can install an assortment of scripts that ranges from bulletin boards and photo sharing to web CMS (Content Management Systems). Other applications that have Fantastico associated with them include blogs, Wikis, shopping carts, site builders, polls and surveys, project management, and a host of other scripts.
The biggest plus of Fantastico is its ease of use. Even a novice could install scripts or applications using Fantastico auto installer without any difficulty or trouble. Just by selecting the script or program to be installed and by giving some information to each, one could complete the installation process in seconds. Further, you will be excited to know that the system is designed to periodically update these installations from the web so that the user will have the latest versions in their PCs at any given time, which is very important.
Fantastico offers support to Dutch, English, French, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish. The user can choose the language of his/her choice, and the rest of the pages will be displayed in the language chosen by the user.
For users, there is an email notification facility in Fantastico that sends emails to the registered email addresses when a new installation or update is made. It is a useful feature for on receipt of emails, in the case of updates, users can login and update the scripts that have been updated to the newest versions by Fantastico. Then there is the installations overview that the list of scripts and programs installed at present, and the full list option -set as default - that lists the entire list of software/scripts installed category wise.