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Old 16th May 2009, 00:05
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Talking ISPConfig 3 vs. ISPConfig 2

Hi everyone. I am new to ISPConfig. About a week ago I set up a server and installed ISPConfig 3 with Debian Lenny. I found myself very confused while navigating ISPC3 and could not for the life of me find any useful documentation on ISPC3. I know now that there are currently no useful tutorials or user manuals for ISPC3. Out of complete frustration I did a completely new install of Debian and ISPC2 this time. I followed the "Perfect Server" tutorial for ISPC2 and Debian Lenny as I did last time with ISPC3 and Debian Lenny. I have been using ISPC2 for 2 days now and have been very satisfied with its performance and user friendliness. It is still in the testing phase for me but no problems so far unlike ISPC3. I wish ISPC2 was capable of multiple servers and alias emails like ISPC3 but I don't need that at the moment. I may need to upgrade to ISPC3 later if I don't acquire too many hosting accounts to transfer. In my opinion, ISPC3 needs a complete rewrite. Navigation needs to flow smoothly and the hierarchy and layout of the menu system needs to be rethought. Don't get me wrong, I think the developers have done a fantastic job of creating a FREE Control Panel for server Administrators. I just think they went the wrong direction with the newest version.

Maybe this will help some of you decide which version to install. I didn't have this post to help me so I figured it out the hard way for you.

Thanks again and happy programming!,
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Hi Zandooy. I'll try version 3 of ispconfig today. It's very big difference between 2 and 3 ? What better ?
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Old 8th June 2009, 16:24
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It's very big difference between 2 and 3 ?
ISPConfig 2 and 3 are completely different controlpanels. ISPConfig 3 is made for multi server management with virtual users while ispconfig 2 is made for single servers and uses linux system users.

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Thats depends on your personal needs. Most poeple prefer ISPConfig 3 with ist new ajax based interface.
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Thank you Till.
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Old 9th June 2009, 07:17
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Most poeple prefer ISPConfig 3 with ist new ajax based interface.
Personally I think AJAX is completely unnecessary. It doesn't provide better functionality. Actually I think the interface for ISPc3 is more confusing than ISPc2.
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Old 9th June 2009, 10:35
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I'm tried Ispconfig3 but I do not understand interface, where resellers, where hosting plans? I think need read documentation. I started with ispconfig2 at same day though. 2 is much more better than 3. IMHO
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Old 9th June 2009, 11:05
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I'm tried Ispconfig3 but I do not understand interface, where resellers, where hosting plans? I think need read documentation. I started with ispconfig2 at same day though. 2 is much more better than 3. IMHO
ISPC3 might seem a little more complicated at first sight but it's really powerful and flexible.

Reseller is every user that has a limit > 0 at "customers/clients"
Hosting plans are the "client templates".
The client templates are really powerful. You can define main templates and assign them to clients. Then you can define sub templates which are added to the limits of the main template if assigned to a client.

Example:
Main template: Limit 5 mailboxes
Sub template 1: Limit 2 mailboxes
Sub template 2: Limit -1 mailboxes

client 1: main template -> 5 mailboxes
client 2: main template + sub tpl1 + sub tpl1 -> 9 mailboxes
client 3: main template + sub tpl 2 -> unlimited mailboxes
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By the way, ispconfig 3 should offer hard disk quota to users from the admin panel. Now users can increase the hard disk quota of their sites without any control
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By the way, ispconfig 3 should offer hard disk quota to users from the admin panel. Now users can increase the hard disk quota of their sites without any control
No, they cant. Only if you allowed the user to create the site himself he can increae it. If the site was created by an admin, the user cant increase its quota.
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No, they cant. Only if you allowed the user to create the site himself he can increae it. If the site was created by an admin, the user cant increase its quota.
Yes but the users who have the right to create sites (resellers) can use as hard disk they want. For example cpanel limits the total amount of hard disk a reseller can use.
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