I had been thru so many versions trying to get my website working right I almost gave up.. my stuff was built using php4.. all I had was errors.. this or that.. something was failing .. I asked Falko what was the best setup using php4.. he replied Debian 3.1.. My Mission!
ok first falkos perfect setup.. Debian 3.1.. trust me on this.. why? when so many newer versions are out.. can we say php5? let me tell you what php5 runs.. NOTHING!!
well thats not true.. it does run stuff it just dont do it correctly .. most programs were and still are being made using php4.. and darn it if its made in php4.. it just dont do well on the php5 stuff.. as a noob to linux.. I found suse installed easy.. but was like cracking a safe trying to get yast to update or add php4.. never did get the yast search deal working..
worked on that for a few weeks.. so quick review..trying to add php4 after install when php5 is installed= night-f-ing mare.. dont go there..its not pretty.
so .. New to linux? dont know what you need for your website /mail/ basic site stuff.. throw the other stuff out and start here..
first..this link is dead.. http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian-cd/3...86-netinst.iso
.. get this file by searching google.. organ u has it.. debian-31r0a-i386-netinst.iso..make sure this part 31r0a is in the search results.. get that iso and burn a bootable copy.. then its pretty much follow the steps.. until.. you'll notice near the end Our friend Falko kinda lets us drift a bit.. otherwise the thing is a work of art..anyway so when you get to the mail part and it asks.. are you ready for manual setup.. choose no.. it will go to auto and do all the crap itself.. .. ok but then it gets a bit tricky.. ispconfig.. I noticed when I would get to this part..on most setups.. i'd get about halfway and it would fail saying could not find this or wrong php.. just a bunch of different errors...and if I did get it working stuff would fail.. the webmail was a nightmare.. work? work? did anyone ever get it working?.. so.. here is what I did.. and my stuff is running as smooth as silk.. I followed the directions in perfect setup.. and isp would fail.. and then it dawned on me..click..
its the version.. I looked at the date falko did the setup.. back in like 3 of 05.. so I went to ispconfig and searched for older versions...ahh.. the oldest is 2.0.4.. its like from 6/05.. i grabbed that.. and omg call dixie and slap me silly.. first.. i think newer versions of isp jams up if you dont use php5.. (I still dont see any reason to include php5 in anything.. it sucks and nothing runs right on it..) the older version uses and is more compatable with the php4 hence it installs with no trouble what so ever.. and .. guess what.. in fifty different setup.. using all different types,, suse.. debian..cento.fedora.. the dang webmail always failed.. I always had to use pop mail.. using this version.. everything works mail.. all my programs.. so if your having trouble.. keywords.. debian3.1/ispconfig 2.0.4
now im sure there are 50 better ways.. but this worked for me, and its easy-button way..
so thats my two cents