Does ISPConfig work with domains?

Discussion in 'General' started by vertimyst, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. vertimyst

    vertimyst New Member


    I just installed ISPConfig after following Falco's tutorial on setting up Ubuntu 7.04 as the 'perfect server'.

    Before today, I was running Ubuntu 7.04 with the LAMP stack, but I reinstalled Ubuntu due to a misconfiguration issue. When I was running that way, I had all of my hosted sites (two belonging to me, one for a friend) using free domains ( They work like this:

    I have a name registered on, which is, I use it to access my server. Now, however, with ISPConfig, typing in tells me it's a shared ip. Normally I can access my hosted files like this, for example: and both should point to the same site.

    To configure my domain, I open my control panel (on the site), and set the domain to point to This doesn't work anymore, and I suspect this is because (free) domains are not supported by ISPConfig.

    Is there a way to use the domains? Since ISPConfig seems to only allow connections to a site via its domain, rather than the server's, I'm not sure. I prefer using a control panel for my users but I'd like to have similar functionality, if not the same, as I used to.

    Any suggestions?
  2. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    If you are able to manage DNS-records within the DNS-manager of your domainregistar, it should be able to point the A-record to the IP-address of your server. You must point to the public IP-address of your server when it is behind a router. With ISPConfig you can manage any domain name you want.
  3. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    ISPConfig supports all domain names that can be used in the internet.

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