Installing ISPCP Omega 1.0.7 On Ubuntu 10.10

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Submitted by owainbaber (Contact Author) (Forums) on Wed, 2010-12-15 17:09. :: Ubuntu | Control Panels

Installing ISPCP Omega 1.0.7 On Ubuntu 10.10

"ispCP Omega (to simplify matters often called only ispCP) is a modern hosting Control panel, based on VHCS, that provides continued development."

This tutorial is a slighlty modified version of the official installation instructions found at

You will need a clean installation of Ubuntu 10.10 before proceeding with the tutorial, please follow the instructions on the first two pages at

When installing Ubuntu please use a static IP address and a fully qualified domain name accessible from the internet. e.g.


1. Download and extract ISPCP from Sorceforge

cd /usr/local/src


tar xjvf ispcp-omega-1.0.7.tar.bz2

cd ispcp-omega-1.0.7


2. Now update your system

aptitude update && aptitude upgrade


3. ISPCP needs some software installed, we will do this now

ISPCP's install script is for Ubuntu 10.04 but works just aswell with 10.10

cd docs/Ubuntu

aptitude install $(cat ubuntu-packages-lucid)

You will be asked to enter a new MySql password

You will also need to configure Courier as below

Create web directories -> NO
Type of mail configuration -> Internet Site
System mail name should be populated with your hostname
ProFTPd configuration -> Standalone


4. Build the system using make

cd /usr/local/src/ispcp-omega-1.0.7

make -f Makefile.ubuntu install


5. Copy all the directories to your system and setup

cp -Rv /tmp/ispcp/* /

cd /var/www/ispcp/engine/setup

perl ispcp-setup

The setup defaults should be adequate, you will be required to enter your MySQL password.


6. Clean temporary files

rm -fR /tmp/ispcp

After setup completes you should be able to login to your new control panel.


7. Links

ISPCP Omega -

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Submitted by Igor Frolov (not registered) on Mon, 2012-02-20 15:52.
Thanks for this post. Good Job!
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mon, 2012-01-16 04:08.
Thank you for the fantastic How-To. It worked with no issues. Worked fine on Ubuntu 10.10 Take care!
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sun, 2011-03-06 00:29.

finally a howto that works.

there are more out of date howto's and i dont know who wrote this one.

but thank you very very very much finaly after 20 times tying this one works

Submitted by simas (registered user) on Thu, 2010-12-16 15:06.


I'm interested why in step 3 you write:

Create web directories -> NO

Isn't it better to create directories automaticaly?

Submitted by necrogami (registered user) on Thu, 2011-01-27 02:57.

This is for web administration of Courier which you don't want to do since the control panel will be administering the mail server