Can your ISPConfig Box Link to another servers websites

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by bfriend, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. bfriend

    bfriend New Member

    I was wondering if you can use your ISPConfig Server to forward you to another server on your network.

    My router port 80 points to my new ISPConfig server ( and I have another webserver running on ( Is there a way to set up ISPconfig Server to access the sites being hosted on (

    If so could you explain?


  2. martinfst

    martinfst ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    You can use the DNS manager for this. Just add the appropriate records (A, MX) and have the IP's point to the other server.
  3. bfriend

    bfriend New Member

    I am really having problems with this whole DNS stuff. Would you mind posting your DNS setting so I could duplicate it on my end with my info. I need to see a proper DNS Settings so I can confirm that I have it right.

    Outside world IP: 111.222.333.444
    Router Port Settings: (All required ports)
    Main Server with ISPConfig: (hostname:
    Old Server with website that i would like to leave on it: (host name:

    I really dont like haveing to bother people with my problems, I just cant get this working right.


  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    If your router has only one external IP, you can not route traffic for port 80 to two different servers depending on the domain with DNS. You might have to use the apache on your new server to act as proxy to fo the domains that shall stay on your old server.
  5. martinfst

    martinfst ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Till is right. You will have to setup a proxy, most likely/easy on your new server, as I assume you use some kind of ADSL router, on which you cannot configure name based hosts. Route all port 80 traffic to your new server and based on your vhost name handle request for your new site on your new server immediately and use a forward proxy to route all traffic of your old site to your other server.

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