The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 14.04 (Apache2, PHP, MySQL, PureFTPD, BIND, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3)

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Thu, 2014-04-24 17:45. :: BIND | ISPConfig | Ubuntu | Apache | FTP | MySQL | Postfix

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 14.04 (Apache2, PHP, MySQL, PureFTPD, BIND, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3)

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Author: Falko Timme, updated by Srijan Kishore 
Last edited 22/Apr/2014

This tutorial shows how to prepare an Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) server (with Apache2, BIND, Dovecot) 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 or nginx web server, Postfix mail server, Courier or Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more. This setup covers Apache (instead of nginx), BIND (instead of MyDNS), and Dovecot (instead of Courier).

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

 

1. Requirements

To install such a system you will need the following:


  • the Ubuntu 14.04 server CD, available here: http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/14.04/ubuntu-14.04-server-i386.iso (i386) or http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/14.04/ubuntu-14.04-server-amd64.iso(x86_64)
  • a fast Internet connection.

 

2. Preliminary Note

In this tutorial I use the hostname server1.example.com with the IP address 192.168.2.251 and the gateway 192.1682.249. 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:

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Then select Install Ubuntu Server:

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Choose your language again (?):

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Then select your location:

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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) In my case I prefer No & keyboard layout as English US:

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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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Enter the hostname. In this example, my system is called server1.example.com, so I enter server1:

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Create a user, for example the user administrator with the user name administrator (don't use the user name admin as it is a reserved name on Ubuntu 14.04):
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Submitted by meulie (registered user) on Tue, 2014-04-29 09:01.
The gateway address is missing a '.'