Go Back   HowtoForge Forums | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials > ISPConfig 2 > General

Do you like HowtoForge? Please consider supporting us by becoming a subscriber.
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 6th June 2007, 12:02
ClarkVent ClarkVent is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Many "is this possible?" questions...

I've been playing around with ISPConfig for the past few days and I have quite a few questions. The reason I've been playing with ISPConfig is because I'm currently building a new webserver to replace an older one, and I'm considering using ISPConfig.

A little background: I have a software development company, and also do the web hosting for a few of my clients.

Anyway, here are my questions. If they have been answered already or are even mentioned in the manual(s), then I apologize. I've read the manuals and searched the forums but couldn't find the answers.

1) Can I create sites that are directly linked to "admin" or a reseller instead of a client?
The reason I'm asking is because I also have a few sites of my own and I was wondering if I need to add myself as a client first before I can add my sites. I can also imagine a reseller would want a site of his own - does he need to add himself as a client first too?
2) Can I create users under a client instead of under a site?
Most (if not all) of my clients have serveral websites, like www.productA.com and www.productB.com. They don't want seperate users for each website when it's the same person. For instance, salesperson X wants to receive all mail for MrX@productA.com and MrX@productB.com. I know I can do it by manually editing the virtusertable, but can I do it in ISPConfig?
3) Is there a way to use a different folder structure for websites?
On my servers, I use a different default folder structure for websites. So instead of the default cgi-bin, log, ssl, user and web folders, I use other. Some websites even use their own specific structure. Can I change both the default as well as a specific website's folder structure?
4) Can I override the default website root folder name?
Right now, ISPConfig simply creates folders like "web1", "web2", "web3" etc. for the sites and then creates a symbolic link "www.domainname.com" to this folder. Can I override this behavior? Can I determine foldernames myself on a per site/client basis? For instance, my webroot is "/var/www" and I have a client "XYZ Inc." with two websites, I want to be able to create these two folders: "/var/www/XYZ/website1" and "/var/www/XYZ/website2".
5)Is there a way to globally change an IP-address?
Every now and then (thought I admit seldomly) a website's IP address changes, or sometimes I "park" a website on a temporary IP-address for testing purposes. Is it possible to change an IP address throughout the system? For instance, let's say I create a website and give it a (local) IP address of for testing. This also creates an entry in the DNS and in several other places. Later when I'm done testing, I want to change this IP-address to the real IP-address. But if I do so in the "ISP-Sites" form, it only changes it there, and not in the DNS, local-host-names file, hosts file, etc. Is there a way to do that?
6) Can I change/override the user prefix per client?
As it is now, you set the user prefix globally, i.e. "web[WEBID]_". I can't use that. I need to be able to set the prefix per client. For instance, if I add client XYZ Inc., I want to be able to set the user prefix to "XYZ_" for this client only. That way I don't have to give my client weird usernames, and that way I can easily recognize to which client a specific username belongs. Is this at all possible?
Ok, these are the questions I have after just a few days of testing. I'm sure I'll have many, many more later. If anyone can answer these, I would be very grateful!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hostname & DNS questions... SurfingAlien Installation/Configuration 6 16th October 2007 17:32
Newbie Questions on ISPConfig - Please Shed Some Light aidwiz General 9 19th April 2007 14:44
Extreme n00b questions re: Ubuntu 6.06 Perfect Setup titbeak HOWTO-Related Questions 2 2nd September 2006 15:09
4 questions about ispconfig and domains, please help! dimas Installation/Configuration 7 1st August 2006 12:55
General ISPConfig Newbie Questions christopher Installation/Configuration 1 24th November 2005 10:54

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:01.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.