Easy steps to Install Roundcube Mail Client on cPanel Server

Hello Everyone !

Roundcube is a free open-source software application written specifically to manage emails. The email client is written in PHP and supports the IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol).

In this guide, we will show you how to install Roundcube from cPanel via the Script Installer.


  • A domain name e.g. www.example.com
  • Web hosting account that supports Cpanel, PHP and MySQL
  • Cpanel username and password.
  • A valid email account pointing to your domain

Step 1 : Open You cPanel

To access the cPanel of your domain, use the URL http://yourdomain.com/cpanel and give your cPanel’s user name and password

Step 2: Locate Softaculous Apps Installer

We will use Softaculous to install Roundcube, so locate the script by typing, ‘Softaculous Apps Installer’ on the search box and click its icon as shown below:

Step 3: Install Roundcube from the softaculous dashboard

Softaculous enables you to install different applications from their respective categories. Roundcube is located under the ‘Mails’ category, so we will locate it on the left pane and click the ‘Install Now’ button on the right pane as shown below

You will see the version number of Roundcube and release date at the top. Also, softaculous will display a brief description about the software as well ad space required for the installation.

Step 4: Customize your Roundcube installation

Next, we need to customize Roundcube installation. On the software setup, choose ‘https://www’ as the protocol. This means we will be using SSL/TLS to secure emails and the mail server from hackers. Then, select the correct domain from the list.

You will need to enter a value on the field name labelled, ‘In Directory’ unless you are solely running your domain name for emails. It is advisable to install Roundcube on an easy to remember directory that is related to emails e.g. ‘mail’ so to access your emails, you will be visiting the directory ‘www.example.com/mail’ where ‘example.com’ is your domain name

Select your desired Language and click ‘Install’ at the bottom.

Softaculous will check the submitted data and finalize the installation


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