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Fantastico Automates Web Applications
By: Barzan 'Tony' Antal
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    2008-10-15

    Table of Contents:
  • Fantastico Automates Web Applications
  • Brief Overview
  • General Thoughts
  • Final Words

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    Fantastico Automates Web Applications - Final Words


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    We've come to the end of this overview article. By now you should have learned what Fantastico is all about. Hopefully you can get the most out of it, knowing where and how you should use it, as well as considering the overall security points that we tackled in the earlier section.

    At first, we approached Fantastico de Luxe from the perspective of an overview, laying out the basics of how it works and giving the definition of an auto-installer. After that, we examined the list of supported web applications, and explained some of the most popular ones which I do recommend if they met your requirements.

    Next, we analyzed the way Fantastico works with a metaphorical magnifying glass, learning the potential issues that it can cause, such as security flaws or an inability to manage updates for specific web applications. We also presented some snippets from Drupal's disclaimer where they clearly point out the most important consequences when using Fantastico to install a copy of Drupal. As we saw, they cannot recommend it.

    All in all, this article has presented a brief overview on Fantastico. Now you won't be surprised the next time when you notice Fantastico's icon in your cPanel. You will also know its advantages and drawbacks. And thankfully, knowing them you will be able to make the correct decisions without risking security, but still maintaining efficiency. Ultimately, it all comes down to what you need and, thus, I can only advise you to act wisely and accordingly.

    As always, I can't end an article without inviting you to join our ever-growing Dev Hardware Forums. There you can find our community of highly knowledgeable IT&C professionals, experts, and enthusiasts in our field of expertise which is everything related to hardware, software, and consumer electronics. Should you face any issues or dilemmas, just pop in, ask us, and I can assure you that we'll do our best to help.


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