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Old 12th April 2012, 11:18
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Default Running ISPConfig on local network and hosting websites on same server

Hello, newb here.

I have successfully installed ISPConfig using the natty guide. The problem I have now is this: I am running this in a local server and playing with non-registered domain names.

Let's say the IP address is
ISPConfig runs on port 8080
Apache runs on port 80
The host name of the machine is: sandbox.vgm
I can ping this hostname from the local machine (but not from another machine on the same network -- although the IP address can be pinged from a remote machine)

New DNS Zone
I added a new DNS zone from ISPConfig with the following details:

Template: Default
Server: sandbox.vgm
Domain: test.vgm
IP Address:
NS 1: sandbox.vgm
NS 2: sandbox.vgm

and it created this record:

A mail 0
A test.vgm. 0
A www 0
MX test.vgm. mail.test.vgm. 10
NS test.vgm. sandbox.vgm. 0

New Website
I created a new website with these settings:

Server: sandbox.vgm
IPv4-Address: *
IPv6-Address: <blank>
Domain: test.vgm
Active: <checked>

I tried accessing the website test.vgm from the local machine and from a remote machine. The server was found but with one problem: I am seeing the default Apache page -- not the new site's page. I am thinking that because the DNS records all point to, there is something wrong with mapping the domain name to the virtual host test.vgm.

Is this setup even possible? What changes do I have to make and what settings do I have to check?

Thank you

Last edited by kedomingo; 12th April 2012 at 11:23.
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Old 13th April 2012, 17:24
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Do both PCs use as the first nameserver?

Instead of running a nameserver, you can as well modify the PCs' hosts files: http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/sho...s+file+windows
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