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Old 26th June 2012, 10:25
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http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57538
I hope to get it going ASAP.

I am totally with you on the matter of security. Leave the real file managing to the admin and his favorite SSH client.
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Old 4th August 2012, 00:29
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My vote is for a file manager to be included. I'm looking at moving from Plesk to ispConfig and the file manager is one of the features my customers use.

Regarding it being security risk, if implemented correctly, it's no more of a risk than allowing mod_php to run on customer sites.

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Old 4th August 2012, 11:33
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Problem is the complexity of this undertaking.

As you can see there are "old" projects like ajaxplorer only concerned with providing the file manager.
Taking the code and integrating it into ISPConfig is not possible because of the license of ajaxplorer

I do not see a good solution. Do you?
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Old 4th August 2012, 12:29
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Regarding it being security risk, if implemented correctly, it's no more of a risk than allowing mod_php to run on customer sites.
And thats why mod_php is normally not used on a ispconfig server. ISPConfig provides mod_php support only for legcy reasons and it should not be used on servers that host clients or are connected to the internet. For hosting servers, use php-fcgi in conjunction with suexec as described in the manual. In ISPConfig, each site runs under a different Linux system user, so you wont be able to have write access to the files from a script running under mod_php anyway. Also you should be aware that ispconfig is a multiserver controlpanel were the web and controlpanel server is not nescessarily the same system, so you cant access any files from a script that are on the web server if the controlpanel server is a different system. The only option ro provide a file explorer like functionality is the user of a webFTP client were the customer can login with its FTP username and password.
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Till, Thank you for the explanation! I have a lot of learning to do... So, is php-fcgi even able to write to the file system of the user it is running under? I'm moving to ISPConfig from Plesk which does have a file manager so my users will expect to have it. I have used a few file tools like ajax explorer and written some simple ones myself. I'm thinking I could just install it on each customers site who needs it if php-fcgi allows writing to the filesystem.

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Old 5th August 2012, 16:20
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php-fcgi is able to write to the filesystem of the user, just ensure that suexec is enabled.
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Old 23rd August 2012, 09:50
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Maybe this would help you, once ISPC 3.0.5 is out:
http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58296
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Old 11th April 2013, 03:53
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Ajaxplorer looks really nice.

http://ajaxplorer.info
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Try to trash a web folder, site with many small files around 10 t0 30 mb with any ftp client and l’m sure you will change your idea. It can take hours, no Joke. This is a big problem if you have to replace many files or a site rapidly. That simple point make me doubt that any server system without a integrated file manager is suitable for business.

Any web hosting service hosting out there have their own file manager, deleting files, folders, sites take seconds because it’s directly on the servers. Do you think having a ftp client residing on people computer with all the password and entry point to websites are safer, Think Again.
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You miss an important point!
ISPConfig is a multi-server panel, so an integrated file manager would have to use ftp anyway.
Otherwise you'd have to install a separate file manager on each hosting server.
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