I'm also having troubles.
I followed the Perfect Server guide for Ubuntu, just to set up a WordPress hosting server in a LAMP environment.
I found ISPConfig3 pretty easy to use in terms of setting up new clients and sites, and it was pretty smooth sailing as far as getting WordPress installed.
However, I can't auto-update WordPress or plugins, and I get other strange error messages.
For instance, on the first blog I set up, when I go to the Dashboard, in several places I see this error message:
Cannot open file (/var/www/clients/client1/web1/web/wp-content/backup/.htaccess)Cannot write to file (/var/www/clients/client1/web1/web/wp-content/backup/.htaccess)
Also, if I go to the Permalinks page in Settings, at the bottom, I get this message:
If your .htaccess file were writable, we could do this automatically, but it isn’t so these are the mod_rewrite rules you should have in your .htaccess file. Click in the field and press CTRL + a to select all.
(with the textarea after it)
Trouble is, since my only experience with Linux etc. is having followed the Perfect Server guide to get this set up, I'm not even sure where that file is.
I found a post someplace about making sure to CHOWN the web directory to the ISPConfig3 user via a command like this:
chown -R web1:client1 /var/www/clients/client1/web1/web
...which I've done for the three clients I've set up so far. But on this one particular client (my own blog), I still get those error messages I've listed above and cannot auto-update anything.
I've also checked numerous WordPress blogs, forums and posts and haven't found anything useful in terms of a solution.
Is there maybe some step I've missed in ISPConfig3? Or can somebody offer any help or suggestions here?
Thanks much in advance,