Installing ISPConfig 3 Free Webhosting Panel that comes with BSD License. Here are necessary commands for Installing on Debian or Debian derivatives like Ubuntu. There is another good Free Web Hosting control panel named OpenPanel, installation process for OpenPanel was described in our previous guide Installing OpenPanel on Rackspace Cloud Server. Definitely one can use or install any web software like WordPress without installing ISPConfig 3 or any webhosting control panel. Basically that is the best way to keep the server less cluttered and we have separate video guides for installation of WordPress on CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian in that way with Apache and Nginx. If need to follow that way, please use the search function on this website for individual guides.
Installing ISPConfig 3 on Rackspace Cloud Server : Requirements
ISPConfig is an open source software that allows you to manage many of the settings and configurations of the server, through a special control panel and machine administration. In the previous lesson, we saw how to create the necessary environment for the installation of ISPConfig, which requires the following main components: the Nginx web server, MySQL database and some PHP libraries. At this point we are ready to proceed with an installation of ISPConfig 3, containing only the bare essentials to start the admin panel ISPConfig. In reality, we would probably also need other tools, such as an FTP server.
IspCong3 supports Debian 5 and 6, Ubuntu 8.10 “ 12.10, CentOS 5.2 “ 6.3, Fedora 10 and 12-15, OpenSuSE 11.1 “ 12.2. As usually for Debian / Ubuntu system the installation command will be apt-get install or one can use aptitude-get install. For OpenSuSE for example, the commands below will need that basic change as we have written this guide on Installing ISPConfig 3 on Rackspace Cloud Server for Debian / Ubuntu system.
Installing ISPConfig 3 on Rackspace Cloud Server : Commands
Minimal LAMP setup must be done :
sudo apt-get install postfix postfix-mysql postfix-doc mysql-client mysql-server courier-authdaemon courier-authlib-mysql courier-pop courier-pop-ssl courier-imap courier-imap-ssl libsasl2-2 libsasl2-modules libsasl2-modules-sql sasl2-bin libpam-mysql openssl maildrop getmail4 rkhunter binutilsAdvertisement
We have to configure the installation as a part of wizard. We are not going in those steps. the SSL certificates for IMAP-SSL and POP3-SSL were created with the hostname. FTP service must be installed :
apt-get install pure-ftpd-common pure-ftpd-mysql
You need to install either Apache or Nginx as webserver and configure them as well. These above steps are not elaborated here as we have described them before and will show in Video guide. For Installing ISPConfig 3 on Rackspace Cloud Server, you will need to make sure to stop Apache.
wget ISPConfig 3 :
You can manually browse the files :
sudo tar xvfz ISPConfig-22.214.171.124.tar.gz
Please note that, wget and uncompress on tmp folder, not at root. Change directory to :
Run the installer :
sudo php -q install.php
It will bring the command line wizard, quite easy to follow. The installation wizard will ask you to enter some parameters. You will respond to all questions by pressing Enter, without entering any characters, except when prompted for the password to connect to the MySQL database. In this case we have to enter the root password (the one you chose when installing MySQL).
You may now log into ISPConfig for the first time. Point your web browser to http://your_domain:8080 replacing your_domain with your domain name or IP:8080. Yes, you need to configure ISPConfig 3 itself :
And definitely there is the official website to help you more :