The problem with not seeing the admin panel on port 8080 is solved. After testing another web server on port 8080 ( installing WAMP on my laptop) it turns out optimum cable blocks port 8080. i called to fix, After they opened the port, everything worked
I did a full re-installation to to make sure the manual worked fine and I noticed that port 8080 doesn't open up by default in ISPConfig . you have to open the port in the admin ispconfig panel from the inside network. I found no entries in the firewall of the admin panel. I selected ADD and all the default ports automatically listed themselves. Afterwards, everything was fine. It would be nice if the manual STATED that i have to open ports to reach the server from outside the inside network
Am i correct in saying that in IPTABLES all the settings that say PAROLE are controlled by BASTILLE in the ispconfig admin panel?
other than that thanks for the help. It did put me on the right track