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Old 4th July 2007, 23:18
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Default ISPConfig Alpha Released

The second alpha version of ISPconfig is available for download. The release is for testing only and to show you the progress in ISPconfig 3, it is not for production use of course

The software itself can be downloaded here:


I will post a link to a vmware appliance later today or tomorrow when the upload has finished.


Mail Module

- Added autoresponder function
- Added custom maildrop rules.

Monitoring Module (NEW)

- View content of several local logfiles
- Server status
- Harddisk status
- CPU information
- memory status

Web Module (NEW)

- Create websites
- Create subdomains
- Create alis domains
- create FTP accounts

Server Module

- Add IP addresses (this is implemented in the interface only)

And many bugfixes in many functions

System requirements

This release supports only debian Etch (4.0).


It is recommended to use a clean (fresh) debian etch install where you just selected "Standard System" as package selection during setup. Then follow the steps below to prepare your server for ISPConfig 3:

1) Install Postfix, Courier, Saslauthd, MySQL, phpMyAdmin with one single command (one line!):

apt-get install postfix postfix-mysql postfix-doc mysql-client mysql-server courier-authdaemon courier-authlib-mysql courier-pop courier-pop-ssl courier-imap courier-imap-ssl postfix-tls libsasl2 libsasl2-modules libsasl2-modules-sql sasl2-bin libpam-mysql openssl courier-maildrop getmail4
Answer the questions from the package manager as follows.

Create directories for web-based administration ? <-- No
General type of configuration? <-- Internet site
Mail name? <-- server1.mydomain.tld
SSL certificate required <-- Ok

...use your own domain name of course

2) Install Amavisd-new, Spamassassin and Clamav (1 line!):

apt-get install amavisd-new spamassassin clamav clamav-daemon zoo unzip bzip2 arj nomarch lzop cabextract apt-listchanges libnet-ldap-perl libauthen-sasl-perl clamav-docs daemon libio-string-perl libio-socket-ssl-perl libnet-ident-perl zip
3) Install apache, PHP5 and phpmyadmin (1 line!):

apt-get install apache2 apache2.2-common apache2-doc apache2-mpm-prefork apache2-utils libexpat1 ssl-cert libapache2-mod-php5 php5 php5-common php5-gd php5-mysql php5-imap phpmyadmin
Then run:

a2enmod suexec
a2enmod rewrite
4) Install pure-ftpd and quota

apt-get install pure-ftpd-common pure-ftpd-mysql quota quotatool

5) Install ISPConfig 3

apt-get install php5-cli
cd /tmp
wget http://www.ispconfig.org/downloads/ISPConfig_3.0.0.2-alpha.tar.gz
tar xvfz ISPConfig_3.0.0.2-alpha.tar.gz
cd ISPConfig_3.0.0.2-alpha/install/
The installer does not ask any questions yet, so everything must be edited in the config file before you start the installer.

vi dist/conf/debian40.conf.php
There are just two values that you should change:

Enter the mysql root password in this line. If the password is e.g. secret, the line should look like this:

$conf["mysql_server_admin_password"] = "secret";

The other line is:

$conf["mysql_server_ispconfig_password"] = "5sDrewBhk";

Replace "5sDrewBhk" with a password of your choice, the installer will create a new mysql database user named "ispconfig" and the user will get the password that you enter in this line.

Now start the installation process by executing:

php -q install.php
The installer will configure all services like postfix, sasl, courier, etc. for you. A manual setup as required for ISPConfig 2 (perfect setup guides) is not nescessary. To login to the ISPConfig controlpanel, open the following URL in your browser (replace the IP to match your settings!):

the default login is:

user: admin
password: admin

In case you get a permission denied error from apache, please restart the apache webserver process.


Here is the link to the updated vmware appliance.

Till Brehm
Get ISPConfig support and the ISPConfig 3 manual from ispconfig.org.

Last edited by till; 5th July 2007 at 13:19.
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