Changing server name from

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Tom_M, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. Tom_M

    Tom_M New Member

    Hi, I'm new to linux and Ispconfig, so still have a lot to learn. Anyway, I've installed subuntu 6.10 server and Ispconfig using the server name "", but would now like to change it to something else. I would be very grateful if you could you please tell me what files I need to change to accomplish this.

    Best wishes,
  2. Tom_M

    Tom_M New Member

    Figured it out and done it.

  3. denmaus

    denmaus New Member


    don't forget to change the name in your system too (not only in isp-config!)

    i think in subuntu (debian based) you should check the following files:
    may be it would be necessery to change network settings:
  4. Tom_M

    Tom_M New Member

    Thanks Denmaus, for your good advice. I've managed sort out the name change. But now I'm doing battle with my linksys firewall router :mad:. All I'm trying to do is to set up a home server so I can run my own website from home, so maybe Ispconfig is not the right tool?

    Best wishes,
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    This has nothing to do with ISPConfig. You must forward all needed ports (e.g. 21, 22, 25, 80, 81, 110, 143, 443) from your router to your ISPConfig system.
  6. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    In forwarding, set Ext.Port 80 to 80 (this is for Apache's websites)
    Set protocol TCP
    Set IP Address to the one running ISPconfig
    Set Enable to on
    Click on Apply

    Do the same for FTP, POP3, SMTP, and all other ports you use!

    If you try to access the website on the server from your LAN, make sure that you add the LAN IP of the server, and Domain to the HOSTS file from the system that you are using to access the website (more info).

    Sure it is..
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2007
  7. denmaus

    denmaus New Member

    SME Server

    for home use i recommend also the SME-Server (it's free like ISP-Config)

    it's based on RHEL and it is optimal for home users.
    Samba, ftp, apache ... comes all from the box!

    And like ISP-COnfig, SME-Server comes with nice WEB-Interface.

    look here:

    try it!
  8. Tom_M

    Tom_M New Member

    Thanks guys for all your help. I'm getting a bit of an expert now at installing Ubuntu and Ispconfig - after about a dozen re-installs :confused: , So I'll give Smeserver a try to see if it's more 'Dummy' friendly.


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