Originally Posted by till
The problem is that neither the php code nor the apache rewrite rule will work for this purpose on a ispconfig setup. The reason is that the ispconfig controlpanel uses port based ssl and that ispconfig is not installed into a website like a webmail client like roundcube. ISPconfig runs on a dedicated port like 8080 and this port supports either ssl or plain http but not both. So you can only connect to ispconfig with ssl or without ssl, switching between ssl and non ssl with a rewrite rule or php code will not work as there is no option to switch to.
Switching to ssl can only work if you installed ispconfig on a dedicated IP address on port 443 and when port 80 on the same IP address is enabled as well. But that not the case in any default install as most poeple dont have any spare dedicated IPv4 adresses that they want to use for the controlpanel only without hosting any websites on it.
You are totally right. I did not thing about the 8080 port-config of the default install.
I use ISCP on a server on port 80+443 on an IPv4 but the IP is still usable for other domains via port 80. No problem there