The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 10.10 [ISPConfig 3]

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2010-10-12 16:36. :: ISPConfig | Ubuntu

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 10.10 [ISPConfig 3]

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Author: Falko Timme <ft [at] falkotimme [dot] com>
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Last edited 01/17/2011

This tutorial shows how to prepare an Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

Please note that this setup does not work for ISPConfig 2! It is valid for ISPConfig 3 only!

I do not issue any guarantee that this tutorial will work for you!


1 Requirements

To install such a system you will need the following:


2 Preliminary Note

In this tutorial I use the hostname with the IP address and the gateway These settings might differ for you, so you have to replace them where appropriate.


3 The Base System

Insert your Ubuntu install CD into your system and boot from it. Select your language:

Then select Install Ubuntu Server:

Choose your language again (?):

Then select your location:

Choose a keyboard layout (you will be asked to press a few keys, and the installer will try to detect your keyboard layout based on the keys you pressed):

The installer checks the installation CD, your hardware, and configures the network with DHCP if there is a DHCP server in the network:

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Submitted by Kevin (not registered) on Fri, 2010-10-22 15:50.

When you are installing the sever from disc you can manual config the IP address and gateway plus add the nameservers.

If you are not sure how to do that just wait till it find the dhcp setting the yuse the tab button to go back.

Or just unplug the network cable and you will get the option screen come up

Submitted by The-Not-Perfect-User (registered user) on Sun, 2010-10-17 06:13.
~(Oh gee... sure would have been nice to experience the professional web site "before" experiencing the "professional" tutorial...) 
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Fri, 2011-07-29 15:00.
Google chrome and Safari use the same layout engine
Submitted by bibe (not registered) on Wed, 2010-10-13 11:30.

Hi, and thanks for the well-detailed tutorial.

Just one (trivial?) question: is aptitude installed in an Ubuntu 10.10 server default install [I found that there was no aptitude on a 10.10-rc desktop default install]. If so, before the first aptitude command you should enter an

apt-get install aptitude

Thanks again, and keep up the good work!

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Thu, 2011-03-17 20:51.
apt(APTitude)-get you can´t install a package with itself.
Submitted by vinyll (not registered) on Mon, 2011-05-30 23:26.
yes, you can install aptitude.