Version 1.3 of the ISPConfig 3 Manual is finally available!
Version 1.3 of the ISPConfig 3 Manual is finally available (in PDF format)!
On more than 300 pages, it covers the concept behind ISPConfig (admin, resellers, clients), explains how to install and update ISPConfig 3, includes a reference for all forms and form fields in ISPConfig together with examples of valid inputs, and provides tutorials for the most common tasks in ISPConfig 3. It also lines out how to make your server more secure and comes with a troubleshooting section at the end.
Version 1.3 for ISPConfig 3.0.4 (Date: 10/25/2011)
Author: Falko Timme <email@example.com>
The manual can be downloaded from these two links:
* Added documentation for nginx.
* Added documentation for the virtualization module.
* Added documentation for Mailman mailing lists.
* Added documentation for folder protection (basic http authentication).
* Added documentation for accessing SquirrelMail and phpMyAdmin.
* Added various new fields to the reference.
* Updated screenshots and added new screenshots.
Now the bad news: we can’t offer it for free. But it will be available for as low as 5 EUR per copy – we think this price is more than fair for a manual with more than 300 pages.
Why Do We Charge For The ISPConfig 3 Manual?
We hope that this will allow us to employ an additional full-time ISPConfig developer who can disburden the core team. This would accelerate ISPConfig development a lot and also allow us to provide more support for ISPConfig users.
Will ISPConfig 3 Continue To be Free?
What Does the ISPConfig 3 Manual Cost?
You can download it either through an active HowtoForge subscription, or you can buy a single copy.
Downloading through a HowtoForge subscription has the advantage that you get updates of the manual for free as long as you are a subscriber, while if you buy a single copy, no updates are included (i.e., you would have to pay again for new versions of the manual).
A HowtoForge subscription costs 5 EUR for one month or 25 EUR for six months.
If you want to download a single copy of the ISPConfig 3 manual, this costs you 5 EUR which is equal to buying a one-month HowtoForge subscription.
The ISPConfig 3 manual is protected by copyright. No part of the manual may be reproduced, adapted, translated, or made available to a third party in any form by any process (electronic or otherwise) without the written specific consent of projektfarm GmbH. You may keep backup copies of the manual in digital or printed form for your personal use. All rights reserved.
This means it is not allowed to redistribute the ISPConfig 3 manual in any form (for example by offering it as a download on your web site). Your copy of the ISPConfig 3 manual will be personalized with your real name (or HowtoForge username) and email address.
If you are an ISP and need multiple copies (e.g. for your clients), please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we will find a solution.
Table Of Contents
1 Conventions Used In This Manual
1.2 Contents Of Files
1.3 File Names, Protocol Names, System Specifications, Technical Specifications, User Names, Etc.
2 ISPConfig Users – Admin, Resellers, And Clients
3 Installation & Updating
3.1 Single Server Setup
3.1.3 ISPConfig 3 Installation
3.2 Multiserver Setup
3.2.1 Installing A Multiserver Setup With Dedicated Web, Email, DNS And MySQL Database Servers On Debian 5.0 With ISPConfig 3
188.8.131.52 Installing The Five Debian Base Systems
184.108.40.206 Installing The Web Server
220.127.116.11 Installing The Mail Server
18.104.22.168 Installing The MySQL Database Server
22.214.171.124 Installing The Primary DNS Server
126.96.36.199 Installing The Secondary DNS Server
188.8.131.52 Adjust The Server Settings In ISPConfig
3.3 Mirror Setup
3.3.1 Installing A Web, Email And MySQL Database Cluster On Debian 5.0 With ISPConfig 3
184.108.40.206 Setting Up The Two Base Systems
220.127.116.11 Installing The Two Servers
18.104.22.168 Installing ISPConfig On The First (Master) Server
22.214.171.124 Installing ISPConfig 3 On The Second Server
126.96.36.199 Configure Replication In ISPConfig
188.8.131.52 Additional Notes
3.4.1 Creating A Backup
3.4.2 Command Line Update
4.4.1 User Settings
184.108.40.206 Password and Language
220.127.116.11 Add Client
18.104.22.168 Edit Client
22.214.171.124 Edit Client-Templates
126.96.36.199 Add Reseller
188.8.131.52 Edit Reseller
184.108.40.206 Subdomain for website
220.127.116.11 Aliasdomain for website
18.104.22.168 WebDAV User
22.214.171.124 Cron Jobs
126.96.36.199 Web traffic
188.8.131.52 Website quota (Harddisk)
4.6.8 Folder protection
184.108.40.206 Folder users
4.7.1 Email Accounts
220.127.116.11 Domain Alias
18.104.22.168 Email Mailbox
22.214.171.124 Email Alias
126.96.36.199 Email Forward
188.8.131.52 Email Catchall
184.108.40.206 Email Routing
220.127.116.11 User / Domain
18.104.22.168 Mailbox quota
22.214.171.124 Mailbox traffic
4.7.5 Global Filters
126.96.36.199 Postfix Whitelist
188.8.131.52 Postfix Blacklist
184.108.40.206 Content Filter
220.127.116.11 Relay Recipients
4.7.6 Mailing List
18.104.22.168 Mailing List
4.8.1 DNS Wizard
22.214.171.124 Add DNS Zone
126.96.36.199 Import Zone File
4.8.3 Secondary DNS
188.8.131.52 Secondary Zones
4.9.1 CP Users
184.108.40.206 Add user
220.127.116.11 Edit user
18.104.22.168 Server Services
22.214.171.124 Server Config
126.96.36.199 Server IP addresses
188.8.131.52 Interface Config
4.9.4 Apps & Addons
4.9.5 Language Editor
184.108.40.206 New Language
4.9.6 Remote Users
220.127.116.11 Add user
18.104.22.168 Edit user
4.9.7 Remote Actions
22.214.171.124 Do OS-Update
126.96.36.199 Do ISPConfig-Update
4.10.1 System State (All Servers)
188.8.131.52 Show Overview
184.108.40.206 Show System-Log
220.127.116.11 Show Jobqueue
4.10.2 Server to Monitor
4.10.3 Hardware Information
18.104.22.168 Show CPU Info
4.10.4 Server State
22.214.171.124 Show Overview
126.96.36.199 Show Update State
188.8.131.52 Show RAID State
184.108.40.206 Show Server Load
220.127.116.11 Show Disk Usage
18.104.22.168 Show Memory Usage
22.214.171.124 Show Services
126.96.36.199 Show OpenVz VE BeanCounter
188.8.131.52 Show Mail Queue
184.108.40.206 Show Mail Log
220.127.116.11 Show Mail Warn-Log
18.104.22.168 Show Mail Error-Log
22.214.171.124 Show System-Log
126.96.36.199 Show ISPC Cron-Log
188.8.131.52 Show Freshclam-Log
184.108.40.206 Show Clamav-Log
220.127.116.11 Show RKHunter-Log
18.104.22.168 Show fail2ban-Log
22.214.171.124 Show IPTables
126.96.36.199 Send message
188.8.131.52 View messages
184.108.40.206 Manage Sections
220.127.116.11 Manage Questions
4.11.3 About ISPConfig
18.104.22.168 Virtual Servers
22.214.171.124 OS Templates
126.96.36.199 VM Templates
188.8.131.52 IP addresses
5.1 How Do I Create A Reseller?
5.2 How Do I Create A Client?
5.3 How Do I Create A Web Site?
5.4 How Do I Create An SSL Web Site?
5.4.1 How Do I Import An Existing SSL Certificate Into A Web Site That Was Created Later In ISPConfig?
5.5 How Do I Redirect My Web Site To Another Web Site Or To A Specific Directory On The Server?
5.6 How Do I Create An FTP Account So That I Can Upload Files To My Web Site?
5.7 How Can I Use Perl/CGI Scripts With My Web Site?
5.8 How Do I Create An Email Account?
5.9 How Do I Activate The Spamfilter/Virus Scanner For An Email Account?
5.10 How Do I Blacklist/Whitelist Email Addresses In The Spamfilter?
5.11 How Do I Fetch Emails From A Remote Server With ISPConfig And Put The Emails In A Local Email Account?
5.12 How Do I Create A DNS Zone?
5.13 How Do I Create A Secondary DNS Zone?
5.14 How Do I Create A Mirror?
5.15 How Do I Split Up Services Between Multiple Servers?
5.16 How Do I Unblock An IP Address That Got Blocked By fail2ban?
5.17 How Do I Create A Subdomain And Redirect It To A Different Folder/Web Site?
5.18 How Do I Manually Configure New IP Addresses On My System?
5.19 How To Build A PureFTPd Debian Package For OpenVZ Virtual Machines (Without Capabilities Enabled)
5.20 How To Display Hidden Files With PureFTPd On Debian And Ubuntu Linux
5.21 PureFTPd Does Not Show More Than 2,000 Files On Debian And Ubuntu
5.22 How To Speed Up Logins In PureFTPd On Debian Or Ubuntu Linux By Disabling Name Resolving
5.23 How To Enable Verbose Logging In PureFTPd On Debian And Ubuntu Linux
5.24 How To Enable FTPS For PureFTPd On Debian And Ubuntu Linux
5.25 How Can I Access SquirrelMail From My Web Sites?
5.26 How Can I Access phpMyAdmin From My Web Sites?
5.27 How Can I Access Mailman From My Web Sites?
6 Security Considerations
6.1 How Do I Disable Certain PHP Functions?
6.2 Enabling SSL For The ISPConfig Web Interface
6.3 Using SuExec For The ISPConfig Web Interface
6.4 What Are Secure Settings For Web Sites Created Through ISPConfig?
6.5 How Do I Make fail2ban Monitor Additional Services?
7.1 How Do I Find Out What Is Wrong If ISPConfig Does Not Work?
Top job. Your efforts much appreciated.
Proper 300 page manual is a big achievement!
Looking forward to reading it, i'm ordering my copy on the hope that is speeds up Ispconfig 3 development!
Looking at the features in 3.0.3 put a smile on my face and can't hardly wait to upgrade!
Already purchased my copy. The cost is a small price to ask to support such a fantastic project.
How many people are using their ispconfig3 server for paying customers?
If you use it and like it, give a little back!
PayPal without Credit-Card
I'd like to pay for the Manual, but unfortunately I don't own a Credit-Card. I use PayPal only with my german debit account. Is there any way to offer a possiblity to german PayPal-User to pay per direct debit, since Projektfarm is registered in Germany?
Thanks is advance
Just purchased the manual, tnx!
I'm going to take a copy with my association too, but I have to wait to validate my paypal account...
I was wondering about a french version. Is it made ?
Till & Falko, I'm actually in "sick leave", so I have some time... Do you want me to begin a translation in french ? Is someone have begin this work ?
I wait for your answer.
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