View Full Version : Looking for help creating well rounded hosting.

31st March 2009, 04:52

I am sort of new to web sites, sorry about some dumb questions. I started working with Debian when Woody came out. So, I know my way around a bit. Just not with web sites.

My goal is to create a "Well Rounded" web host. I would like to be able to offer virtual domains, gallery2, phpbb3, and mediawiki to my friends using Debian Lenny and ISPConfig 3. I know I can get all of these but gallery2 in Lenny. Just not sure how to set it up with multisite.

I am willing to help test anything. I run VMWare on my home Sarge box to test with. So, I do not mind trying something having it break and starting over.


31st March 2009, 09:49
I do not recommend to use multisite and you should not use the debian packages of gallery2 or phpbb on a hosting server.

Better you create a new website in ispconfig for every software package you want to use and then install the latest tar.gz version of the script inside this website.

31st March 2009, 16:32
That makes sense. Then how do I install each of the 3 apps and not have them install on each other?

I was going to use http://www.howtoforge.com/gallery2_codebase_ispconfig but, then I saw it was for ver 2 and some of the items that it said to look for I can't find. For example, creating a database.

1st April 2009, 14:46
Then how do I install each of the 3 apps and not have them install on each other?

Just install the application in each single web site that wants to use the app.

2nd April 2009, 19:33
Thanks! Then would I just installed each app in /var/www/exmaple.com/ ?

3rd April 2009, 13:44
In /var/www/exmaple.com/web/. :)

8th April 2009, 21:38
FWIW, I totally agree with Falko. I went the multi-site route with ISPConfig 2. There are so many features that don't work, that I had to go back, tear it apart and install gallery2 wherever I needed it to be. Also, be sure to name the sub-directory that you install it into as 'gallery2' so that the URL re-writes work. I was in re-write hell until I did this and then the gallery2 wizard worked fine.

So us /var/www/example.com/web/gallery2 - or if you want it by each user, do /var/www/example.com/user/web1_user1/web/gallery2

8th April 2009, 22:19
Thanks for the suggestions. I had some time over the weekend to play with it some more. I had to do a fresh install of Lenny and just install everything the way you both suggested and it worked great!