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We’re happy to announce that we’ve added another five one-click installs to eXtend, so if you have Home Pro or Business Pro web hosting, or reseller hosting with us, you can get set up in minutes. The new software available is:

Piwik Analytics

Quite a few people have requested this open source web analytics solution, so we’re pleased to announce it’s been added to our library. It’s a good alternative to Google Analytics and Open Web Analytics, or can be used alongside them for a wider scope of information.

Features include:

• Real time web analytics reports

• Powerful API

• Easy to use interface

• Customisable dashboard and widgets

• Build your own plugins or take advantage of those on offer

• Large, active community

Check out the demo

Simple Machines Forums

If you’re looking for an attractive message board solution, Simple Machines is definitely worth checking out. It’s already a popular choice with plenty of our customers, and now you can install it quickly and easily.

Features include:

• Template system for easy editing

• Advanced permissions and user management

• Multi-language support

• Open and well-documented source code

• Tracking of new and old unread topics

• Designed for optimal performance and scalability

• SEO friendly

• Package manager for automatic install/uninstall of mods

• File based caching for better performance

See Simple Machines in action

Zen Photo

Zen Photo is ideal if you want a user-friendly and hassle-free way to present your photos online. This gallery software can be used for displaying digital art as well as photos, so it’s one to consider if you’re a designer or photographer. It’s also a good choice for family albums.

Features include:

• Lightweight and low maintenance

• Easy to use

• Good variety of plugins/extensions

• Photo commenting

• Stats to automatically show the number of clicks per album and per photo

• Search capabilities

• Search engine friendly URLs

See the demo


Microblogging is huge at the moment, so creating your own network is a great way to share information and communicate, whether it’s within your business or simply with your site’s visitors. Collaborate, ask questions, and share resources in real-time using Status.net software.

Features include:

• User profiles

• Activity streams – incorporate content from business processes, applications, content streams etc.

• Public and private user group functionality

• Direct messaging

• Upload and share documents, images and video

• Searchable conversations and archives

• Follow topics of interest

• Taggable content

• 3rd party application support

• iPhone and Android apps available

• Integrated analytics

• Plugins and extensions available

See it in action

Lime Survey

If you’ve ever spent ages searching for free survey software only to be frustrated by the limitations, then Lime Survey is for you. Whether you’re conducting extensive research or simply want to ask your visitors a few questions, Lime Survey is packed with useful features and, best of all, lets you create unlimited surveys.

Features include:

• Unlimited questions and participants in a survey

• Unlimited surveys at the same time

• Multi-lingual surveys

• 20 different question types


• Image and video support

• Conditions for questions depending on earlier answers (skip logic/branching)

• Anonymous survey options

• Open and closed group of participant surveys

• Sending of invitations, reminders and tokens by email

• Option for participants to buffer answers to continue survey at a later time

• Survey expiry dates for automation

• Enhanced import and export functions to text, CSV, PDF, SPSS, R, queXML and MS Excel

• Basic statistical and graphical analysis with export facility

• Screen reader accessibility

See the demo

Getting started

If you’re a Home Pro or Business Pro web hosting customer, you can add as many of these to your site as you like. Just log into your eXtend control panel and scroll down to the install of your choice to get it set up in seconds.

If you’re a reseller, you can enable them for your customers by choosing the web hosting package(s) you want to add the one-click installs to. Just click the Package ID number from the manage hosting packages screen. Check the ‘Synchronise accounts’ box, and then scroll down to the one-click installs you want to include and check the boxes next to them. At the bottom of the page, click ‘Edit package’ to save your changes. Your customers will now be able to add the software you chose as one-click installs to their sites.

Please be aware that you are responsible for maintaining and updating the software after installing it.

Other new one-clicks

If you’ve missed out on the other new one click installs we’ve added recently, find out more about Open Cart, Open Web Analytics and six other one-clicks.


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  • Kristina


    Yes finally Simple Machines forum…great forum to use!thank you!

    Kriss 🙂

  • 15/07/2011

    No problem Kriss, enjoy!

  • James


    Being helpful comes naturally to you guys, doesn’t it?!

    I don’t need any of these at the moment, but it’s great to know that they’re there when I need them!

    Thanks alot!

  • Marc Rogerson


    great stuff with SM Forums :)nice to have these things at hand for clients and personal usage

  • 15/07/2011

    We try! One other way to use them is to do some testing, play around with the software and then create some useful resources or tutorials (for visitors, search engines or both!).

  • Jon


    Just a little cosmetic thing. I was wondering if the Piwik one-click install icon in Extend could be moved into the Web Stats & Logs section?

    After all, that’s what it is.

  • Maurice Milligan


    Thanks for more one-click installs – very useful as ever.

    Any chance of knowing when we could see a Joomla 1.7 one-click install?

  • 21/07/2011

    You’re welcome Maurice!

    Joomla 1.7 is coming soon 🙂


  • 21/07/2011

    Thanks for the suggestion Jon, we’re in the process of reorganising all the icons so it will be better situated once that’s complete.


  • devo



    i am running a smf forum on a heartinternet resellers package and a noticeable difference can be added by caching

    quote from the smf caching page

    SMF supports caching through the use of accelerators. The currently supported accelerators include:



    Turck MMCache


    Zend Platform/Performance Suite (Not Zend Optimizer)

    Caching will only work on your server if you have PHP compiled with one of the above optimizers, or have memcache available.

    SMF performs caching at a variety of levels. The higher the level of caching enabled the more CPU time will be spent retrieving cached information. If caching is available on your machine it is recommended that you try caching at level 1 first.

    Turck MMCache has really good results for an open source package can an admin install something like this or does it require for heart to make this applicable

    results of turck mmcache https://turck-mmcache.sourceforge.net/index_old.html

    many thanks

  • 10/04/2012

    Hi Devo,

    Thanks for your suggestion. SMF has caching and this is implemented in our one-click install; your cache can be cleared through the admin panel as you need. The Turck MMCache tests were run as a command on a local server that took 22.5 seconds to complete, and the majority of web pages (such as would be generated using SMF) take sub-second times to process to start with rather than 22.5 seconds. To users the difference between disk cached and memory cached in processing such a web page are not so noticeable, and we already have effective disk caching in place 🙂




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