View Full Version : Should Hetzner also offer ISPConfig?

17th April 2009, 00:19
[German forum: "Hetzner goes SysCP" http://www.howtoforge.de/forum/showthread.php?t=1753 ]

Since a few weeks, Hetzner is offering prebuilt server images with SysCP. Of course, we are not very happy with that decision and would have preferred to see Hetzner offer ISPConfig instead.

We have contacted Hetzner, and according to them, in the end it was a decision between SysCP and ISPConfig. What they also said is that it is possible that they offer a second control panel (maybe ISPConfig?) in the future.

So if you are a Hetzner customer and would like to see prebuilt images with ISPConfig, you should contact their support and ask for ISPConfig (but please be polite and don't spam them as this might be counterproductive). As Hetzner is one of the few hosters that actually cares about its customers, this might lead them to reconsider their decision.

Thanks a lot! :)

Been Told
22nd April 2009, 15:16
I'll send a support mail tonight. My reaction to that announcement was the same. I really don't see why they would choose SysCP over ISPconfig with ISPconfig being the superior control panel.
Thanks for the idea though. For some reason I never thought of suggesting ISPconfig to Hetzner.

22nd April 2009, 15:40
As soon as a manual is available for version 3 I will also support that idea.

15th May 2009, 05:42
+ 1 for that How To Manual for ISPConfig 3 - they say that patience is a virtue but I am rarin' to go..... :rolleyes:

1st July 2009, 15:54
I m new here and this is one of the 1st posts i ve read.
I m using hetzner as well and tried to work with syscp.

10 days after i apt-get autoremove it and installed ispconfig3 which i m trying to use for now.

First look says that isp is more user friendly and has more options over dns control so for now i m satisfied with ispc3 and i recommend everyone at hetzner to try it.

19th August 2009, 20:03
I've contacted a hetzner system engineer.

He said following:

I't a must have for them:
- Possibility for creating paswort protected folders in the ispconfig panel.
- WebFtp in the controlpanel
and a possibility for the customers to backup their data (Mail, Web an Database) and a possibility to restore the data

If you integrat this in the next version, they'll test it an the chance is big that they add this to their portfolio.


Been Told
19th August 2009, 20:45
Isn't WebFTP a feature in ispConfig 2 already?

19th August 2009, 21:24
I mean ISPConfig 3. Ther it isnt a WebFTP included.


28th August 2009, 10:43
I'm using this post to unshamefully advertise our Virtual Private Servers that can come with ISPConfig3 support. :)


PS. I want to thank everyone on this site for making ISPConfig happen. We are changing the world... as we speak.

28th September 2009, 18:28
Just a short note on this topic, there is a first big hosting company offering preinstalled images with ISPConfig 3 now while hetzner seems still not be interested in working with the ISPConfig project on such an image.

The hosting company OVH, which is the largest hosting provider in France (as far as I heard, correct me if I'am wrong :) ), offers now a preinstalled ISPConfig 3 image.


OVH is also offering these images in the UK and in Germany.

28th September 2009, 18:40
Congratulations to the ISPconfig team!

Been Told
28th September 2009, 19:01
Congratulations! :)
If I remember right, OVH is sort of the same league as Hetzner isn't it? I really hope Hetzner is gonna have a change of heart!

24th January 2010, 08:30
SysCP (in my opinion) is dead now anyway. After one developer left for various reasons there hasn't been any updates.

I'd been running it in production, and now am left migrating people to ISPConfig3 (so far so great).

24th January 2010, 11:49
We have been looking in to what is the best way to offer hosting/virtualisation solutions for SOHO companies and guess what? Almost none of the hosting companies we have looked at allow or have an easy way to migrate KVM/OpenVZ Virtual Machines across internet. Currently we run most of our VM's on ProxMox because it's by far the simplest and most stable platform we have tested. For live migrations and/or live backup's it's perfect. (LVM2 comes by default with ProxMox.) Most of the hosting companies who offer Debian that could be turned in to ProxMox do not roll out their Debian distros with LVM2 under the hood.

So how do you turn your hosted server in to ProxMox host (or similar) with easy virtualisation cabapility?

The easy answer is... You don't.

I intend to fix that little problem.

25th February 2010, 11:58
I've been urging fellow swedish hosting companies to offer ISPConfig 3 :)

Personally we used to offer ISPconfig 2 for all our customers on dedicated servers, but now we've moved on to ISPconfig 3 considering it's ease of use and stability.

Some small kinks to work out, but nothing you cant "live" with.

25th February 2010, 12:07
If you find bugs or have feature requests, please feel frr to post them to the bugtracker or vote for feature requests already listed there. http://bugtracker.ispconfig.org

25th February 2010, 13:04
OVH in the Netherlands as well. Please have a look here (http://www.ovh.nl/items/verdeling/ispconfig.xml?sort=gnu).

25th February 2010, 13:45
And UK.


I think it's safe to say, wherever OVH provide servers.

1st July 2010, 21:59
I actually signed up to Hetzner last week and decided I was fed up with paying out every month for Cpanel as I have done for the last three years on my old server.

After looking around we quite liked the look of Kloxo and decided to install the 64 bit version but it was a big mistake. Kloxo looks good on paper but the 64 bit version isn't ready for prime time and I know the server manager was very disappointed. I am as well because we have lost five days battling with various problems!

Earlier today we took a joint decision to install ISPconfig 3 and it looks much more stable so I am pretty sure we will be up and running within a day. Regarding Hetzner yes I do think they should offer more options and I'd be happy to fire off an email suggesting they include ISPconfig 3, even though I've already found a bug and I need to have a look now at the tasklist to see if it has been mentioned before.

25th November 2010, 11:40
Well, I am using Hetzner with a couple of servers and there is nothing better than ISPConfig (I am running ISPConfig 2 and 3 on several servers). I have used many other solutions but ISPConfig is the only one which really makes me happy. Slim, efficient and suited to my demands (my requirements are quite high in a few areas, ISPConfig does it all).

As far as backup is concerned (I understand Hetzner was asking for such a feature) - I am using Tartarus with the Hetzner backup space (a solution they recommend) and I'm very happy with this too.

So, people at Hetzner, go for ISPConfig, you'll do yourself a favour.

4th December 2010, 15:07
Hello HowtoForge Community,
I have some Hetzner-Servers and like the ISPConfig CP very much. I am going to send an email tonight addressing this and hope this will soon be happening!


30th December 2010, 00:28
In fact, I volunteered to Hetzner last week and decided I was tired of paying each month for panel as I did the last three years on my old server.After looking around at all liked the look of Kloxo and decided to install 64-bit, but it was a big mistake.

9th January 2011, 11:18
Since hetzner still doesnt offer Ispconfig with their packages I'd still like to put in a small hint that there are plenty other server providers who do.
And who also support the ISPconfig project in any way they can *cough*.

30th September 2011, 23:04
I'm using Hetzner becouse it's the cheapest for my needs. But would love to see ISPConfig there becouse I plan to take more servers there.

1st October 2011, 01:00
i think no need, installtion is so easy.
Who cant install it, cant update system.

10th July 2012, 21:04
We switched a few servers from hetzner to webtropia and told them about ispconfig, now there is a voting, see this topic: http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57880