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Old 31st March 2011, 17:38
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Default Newbie (but with cpanel/CentOS experience)

I want to install a new Linux box and ISPConfig. I have a lot of experience with cpanel/WHM. Great system but it is expensive.

Should I just install ISPConfig3? Any reason why a newbie would install 2? Also cpanel uses CentOS. Should I just stick with that or is there a more favorable distro for ISPConfig? I don't want a GUI.

I want to manage multiple websites (for the moment on one box). I may get into reseller/client, but at the moment this is all my websites.

Also I use .htaccess a lot as well as PHP xdebug.

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Should I just install ISPConfig3? Any reason why a newbie would install 2?
Use ISPConfig 3. It is newer, and our development efforts are focused on 3.

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Also cpanel uses CentOS. Should I just stick with that or is there a more favorable distro for ISPConfig? I don't want a GUI.
We recommend Debian. Try this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-se...er-ispconfig-3
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Old 1st April 2011, 17:51
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This looks good, but I have concern. There is a mention there that there is no doc about setting up to use SSH. cpanel uses a port number like 2087 and 2083.

Is there a mini-doc someplace that tells you how to do that after install is complete? Or at least a workaround?

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buying the official documentation will help - but setting up ssh is quite easy on any debian ore ubuntu based system...

on a side note. running ssh on a non default port is NO security fix AT ALL i wil not even make things harder.

i would even go so fare as to say that someonen hiding his ssh that will is probably affraid for hacking, ... if i where a hacker it would probably turrn me on (sorry but really), and i would start on a port scan to go get you.

try something like intrusion detections like in a firewall or fail2ban to solve this kinds of problems. make it so that after 3 attemts an ip gets blocked out for a day or so...
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This looks good, but I have concern. There is a mention there that there is no doc about setting up to use SSH.
Just run
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apt-get install openssh-server
IF you want to change the port, you can do that in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.
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