The Perfect Server - Fedora 13 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3] - Page 5

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2010-06-01 17:26. ::

15 Installing mod_php, mod_fcgi/PHP5, And suPHP

ISPConfig 3 allows you to use mod_php, mod_fcgi/PHP5, cgi/PHP5, and suPHP on a per website basis.

We can install Apache2 with mod_php5, mod_fcgid, and PHP5 as follows:

yum install php php-devel php-gd php-imap php-ldap php-mysql php-odbc php-pear php-xml php-xmlrpc php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-mhash php-mssql php-snmp php-soap php-tidy curl curl-devel perl-libwww-perl ImageMagick libxml2 libxml2-devel mod_fcgid php-cli httpd-devel

Next we open /etc/php.ini...

vi /etc/php.ini

... and change the error reporting (so that notices aren't shown any longer) and add cgi.fix_pathinfo = 1 at the end of the file:

;error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_DEPRECATED
error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE
cgi.fix_pathinfo = 1

Next we install suPHP:

cd /tmp
tar xvfz suphp-0.7.1.tar.gz
cd suphp-0.7.1/
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --with-apr=/usr/bin/apr-1-config --with-apxs=/usr/sbin/apxs --with-apache-user=apache --with-setid-mode=owner --with-php=/usr/bin/php-cgi --with-logfile=/var/log/httpd/suphp_log --enable-SUPHP_USE_USERGROUP=yes
make install

Then we add the suPHP module to our Apache configuration...

vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/suphp.conf

LoadModule suphp_module modules/

... and create the file /etc/suphp.conf as follows:

vi /etc/suphp.conf

;Path to logfile


;User Apache is running as

;Path all scripts have to be in

;Path to chroot() to before executing script

; Security options

;Check wheter script is within DOCUMENT_ROOT

;Send minor error messages to browser

;PATH environment variable

;Umask to set, specify in octal notation

; Minimum UID

; Minimum GID

;Handler for php-scripts

;Handler for CGI-scripts

Finally we restart Apache:

/etc/init.d/httpd restart


16 Install PureFTPd

PureFTPd can be installed with the following command:

yum install pure-ftpd

Then create the system startup links and start PureFTPd:

chkconfig --levels 235 pure-ftpd on
/etc/init.d/pure-ftpd start


17 Install BIND

We can install BIND as follows:

yum install bind bind-utils

Then we create the startup links:

chkconfig --levels 235 named on

We don't start BIND now because it must be configured first - this will be done automatically by the ISPConfig 3 installer later on.


18 Install Vlogger And Webalizer

Vlogger and webalizer can be installed as follows:

yum install webalizer perl-DateTime-Format-HTTP perl-DateTime-Format-Builder

cd /tmp
tar xvfz vlogger-1.3.tar.gz
mv vlogger-1.3/vlogger /usr/sbin/
rm -rf vlogger*


19 Install Jailkit

Jailkit is needed only if you want to chroot SSH users. It can be installed as follows (important: Jailkit must be installed before ISPConfig - it cannot be installed afterwards!):

cd /tmp
tar xvfz jailkit-2.11.tar.gz
cd jailkit-2.11
make install
cd ..
rm -rf jailkit-2.11*


20 Install fail2ban

This is optional but recommended, because the ISPConfig monitor tries to show the log:

yum install fail2ban

chkconfig --levels 235 fail2ban on
/etc/init.d/fail2ban start


21 Install rkhunter

rkhunter can be installed as follows:

yum install rkhunter

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Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mon, 2010-10-11 15:52.
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Submitted by Serge (not registered) on Mon, 2010-09-13 21:39.


I was wondering php-mhash is no longer in fedora 13 in fact its stopped since late fc11.

in your install notes you refer to yum php-mhash.... do you have an alternative or this can be skipped?

Submitted by Serge (not registered) on Sun, 2010-09-12 19:38.


I was wondering php-mhash is no longer in fedora 13 in fact its stopped since late fc11.

in your install notes you refer to yum php-mhash.... do you have an alternative or this can be skipped?

Submitted by MrCompTech (registered user) on Wed, 2010-07-14 18:39.

To get suphp to work I had to add quotes:


refer to

Submitted by MrCompTech (registered user) on Wed, 2010-07-07 01:40.

After completing all steps in this series and logging in to ISPConfig3 as admin I found that in the 'Monitor' section there was 1 error marked in red.  Clicking on 'more' information revealed that 'MyDNS' was not running. Although MyDNS is not installed as part of this procedure. I assumed that was mis-labeled and that BIND was not starting.

I tried to start BIND (named) manually but it gave an error, stated that the file /etc/named.conf.local was missing which it was missing. But I used the ISPConfig3 to add a client then logged in as that client and created a DNS zone and the named.conf.local file was created.

But when trying to start 'named' I still get the error that /etc/named.conf.local is missing even though it is there. It had the group as 'root' instead of named like the other named.* files had so I chgrp on named.conf.local to named but BIND still won't start and gives the same error that /etc/named.conf.local is missing even though it is present.

If I comment out the include in named.conf for named.conf.local named starts without error even though in the ISPConfig MyDNS still shows 'offline'.

Another file included by named.conf is named.rfc1912.zones it is present and is not mentioned in the error message.

The only difference that I can see is that the permissions on named.rfc1912.zones is "-rw-r-----." were on named.conf.local the perms are "-rw-r--r--" NOTE the period is missing. I have no idea what the period in the permissions list is for but that is the only difference I can see between the two files.

So, how can I fix this and what is the period in the permissions list for?

Submitted by thanatos2k (registered user) on Mon, 2010-07-19 07:25.

BIND runs in a chroot environment at /var/namedSo the path you are looking for is /var/named/etc/named.conf.local