If you are like me who keeps installing WordPress from time to time, to accommodate various projects, then this simple tool would probably fit the bill.
Instant Install explains how this works:
Just upload our tiny PHP installer to your server where you want the app installed, load the file in your web browser, choose an app and follow the instructions.
Once you’ve selected an app, our installer then downloads and extracts it to your server and then forwards your browser to the setup.
There are other utilities for auto-installing WordPress like Cpanel’s Fantastico and Bluehost’s SimpleScripts. The matter is: the former is hard to customize and does not always carry the latest version of the software, while the latter is a paid service unless you are a Bluehost subscriber.
I have tried installing WordPress using this script, and the installation was a breeze. You just have to be ready with the database, the database user credentials, and your login information.
I have not tried installing other apps, but the website tells us it can likewise automate installing (in so far) the following applications:
- Symphony; and
- Vanilla Forums;