Articles by Falko Timme

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

  • Using RoundCube Webmail With ISPConfig 3 On Debian Wheezy (nginx)

    nginx Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , , , , Comments: 20

    This guide explains how to install the RoundCube webmail application on a Debian Wheezy server running ISPConfig and nginx, and how to enable the ISPConfig 3 plugins for RoundCube so that users can perform actions like changing their email passwords from within RoundCube. Roundcube webmail is a browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user interface; it comes with functions like MIME support, address book, folder manipulation, message searching and spell checking.

  • Securing Your ISPConfig 3 Installation With A Free Class1 SSL Certificate From StartSSL

    apache Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , , , , , , , Comments: 40

    Securing Your ISPConfig 3 Installation With A Free Class1 SSL Certificate From StartSSL This tutorial shows how you can use a free Class1 SSL Certificate from StartSSL to secure your ISPConfig 3 installation and get rid of self-signed certificate warnings. The guide covers using the SSL certificate for the ISPConfig web interface (both Apache2 and nginx), Postfix (for TLS connections), Courier and Dovecot (for POP3s and IMAPs), and PureFTPd (for TLS/FTPES connections). If you've installed monit and use HTTPS for its web interface, I will show you how to use the StartSSL certificate for it as well. This guide assumes you use Debian or Ubuntu; the principle is the same for other distributions supported by ISPConfig 3, but paths might differ.

  • A Beginner's Guide To LVM

    apache Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 77

    A Beginner's Guide To LVM This guide shows how to work with LVM (Logical Volume Management) on Linux. It also describes how to use LVM together with RAID1 in an extra chapter. As LVM is a rather abstract topic, this article comes with a Debian Etch VMware image that you can download and start, and on that Debian Etch system you can run all the commands I execute here and compare your results with mine. Through this practical approach you should get used to LVM very fast.

  • Running ISPConfig 2 On Port 80 Using Apache's Reverse Proxy Feature (Debian Etch)

    apache Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , , Comments: 1

    Running ISPConfig 2 On Port 80 Using Apache's Reverse Proxy Feature (Debian Etch) This article shows how you can configure a Debian Etch system that has the webhosting control panel ISPConfig installed so that ISPConfig can be accessed on port 80. By default ISPConfig uses port 81 which is a non-standard port and is blocked by some firewalls and ISPs. By using Apache's mod_proxy module, we can avoid this problem. It lets us create a reverse proxy that can fetch the pages from ISPConfig on port 81.

  • The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 13.1 x86_64 (Apache2, MySQL, PHP, Postfix, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3)

    apache VMWare Image Download Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , , , , , , , , Comments: 25

    The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 13.1 x86_64 (Apache2, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3) This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSUSE 13.1 64bit (x86_64) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable) with PHP, CGI and SSI support, Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH, TLS and virtual mail users, BIND DNS server, Pureftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, Mailman, etc. Since version 3.0.4, ISPConfig comes with full support for the nginx web server in addition to Apache; this tutorial covers the setup of a server that uses Apache, not nginx.

  • The Perfect Server - Debian Wheezy (Apache2, BIND, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3)

    debian VMWare Image Download Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , , , Comments: 88

    The Perfect Server - Debian Wheezy (Apache2, BIND, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3) This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian Wheezy 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).

  • The Perfect Desktop - Xubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

    xubuntu Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 6

    This tutorial shows how you can set up a Xubuntu 14.04 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Xubuntu uses the lightweight XFCE desktop environment.

  • Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 14.04LTS (LAMP)

    ubuntu VMWare Image Download Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , , , , Comments: 22

    LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on anUbuntu 13.04 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

  • Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 (PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 13.1

    opensuse Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , , , Comments: 1

    Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 (PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 13.1 Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on an OpenSUSE 13.1 server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. I use PHP-FPM in this tutorial instead of Lighttpd's spawn-fcgi.

  • Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On CentOS 6.5

    centos Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 0

    Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On CentOS 6.5 This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.