Do I Need ispConfig?

Discussion in 'General' started by fullmoonguru, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. fullmoonguru

    fullmoonguru New Member

    I did the perfect server setp on 10.04 server. It's a home/small business server also with MthTV installed. We currently run a couple of web applications from our remote web server on Dreamhost that I am interested in running locally. I would be the only user as far as accessing the control panel and I don't see a need for using a domain name. Ideally I would like to have access to these web apps from the web, but only for a few employees. I am thinking of leaving our web site hosted with Dreamhost.

    Is there some benefit to running things through ispConfig instead of just installing to my var folder & using phpmyadmin to configure my database stuff?

    Possibly related, what is the best way to have access to our web apps from the internet with a regular cable internet access account (dynamic ip)? Security is obviously a concern if we're going to be accessing from outside and it's not clear to me if running things through ispConfig is any different than not in this respect. I do have a router of course.
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    If you just want to run one web site, then ISPConfig is possibly overkill.

    I suggest you get a hostname from and use this hostname for the web site on the local server. You must configure your router to forward port 80 to your local server.
  3. fullmoonguru

    fullmoonguru New Member

    I wonder if what I really want is a vpn? Would like that anyway & could just access our web apps that way.

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