Add new service.

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by R.G, Mar 25, 2022.

  1. R.G

    R.G New Member

    Hey all.

    We have been using 3.2.8p1 for a few weeks and everything is progressing quite well and are happy with the functionality and performance. This of course, is all due to the Excellent Installation guides and tutorials.

    A few questions regarding the subject line. We have servers setup per the Perfect Server Install on Ubuntu. What we want to do is:
    1) Add a mailserver to an existing server running NS1. Can this be done and if so how. I'm assuming just rerun the install in interactive mode and answer yes to installing a mailserver?
    2) As all servers have mysql on them (as per install), can we store client databases on them as well (except for the actual Panel Server) or is this a Bad Idea? I don't know if this would be a reality but I think our servers are being under utilized.

    Server specs and setup:
    1) 3 x Dell R710, 96GB ram, SAS drives etc.
    2) We have setup 15 test clients (in a lab of course) and noticed that the servers are barely being taxed.

    Thanks for any insights or advice.
  2. Th0m

    Th0m ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    For professional services, I'd recommend using separate servers. But in case you want to do this, it's simple: install the needed services and run a forced ISPConfig update with --force

    Yes, but for most setups I'd recommend having the database on the same server as the webserver.
  3. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    One other step, you need to enable the mail service on your ns1 server under System > Server Services before reconfiguring services.
  4. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    You have pretty powerfull servers. Consider using only one Dell R710 installing a virtualization software like Proxmox . Then you can create umpteen virtual hosts on that.
    If you want High Availability, use two Dell R710 in Proxmox cluster.
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  5. ahrasis

    ahrasis Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Agreed. I was just looking at their specs yesterday. However, I am not sure I am buying it but a may be and if so, I am looking forward to learn on how to manage such servers.
    Agreed on this as well. This is the best way in managing servers that I learned recently.
  6. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    If memory serves, you need three in order to maintain quorum when one goes down.
  7. ahrasis

    ahrasis Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

  8. R.G

    R.G New Member

    Thankyou everyone, your comments are of great help and insight. We will be looking into proxmox.

    In the meanwhile (and this is in a test lab so we expect to fowl things up); how do we "Install a service" as per Th0m's post?

    We are still new with ISPconfig (migrating from another panel). And we did buy the manual but can't find anything regarding adding a new service. Lot's of details about adding a new server, which we have done several times.

    Sorry for the newb question.

    Cheers and thanks again to all contributors.
  9. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Normally you would never add a service after the install time of the system as e.g. adding a mailserver (postfix + dovecot + rspamd) on a DNS node (BIND server) or DNS on a node that you planned to use for web services only makes not much sense. The only thing that you add when your hosting company grows is additional servers (ispconfig nodes which provide one or more services). The procedure for that is described in the ISPConfig multiserver tutorials, the latest one can be found here:

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