Is There A Dummies Guide ??

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by itsmartin, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. itsmartin

    itsmartin New Member

    Before I go on, please let me apologise in advance for my apparent stupidity.

    I have followed the fedora 8 install instructions, installed ISPConfig, and now have a lovely admin interface. at (obviously it is a fake number!)

    When I navigate to my "IP"
    ( i have not added this to any dns yet ( but thats another story))

    I get the share IP page ( using )

    HOW is my server going to know what to show?

    For the sake of clarity -

    Imagine if you will that I have a firewall IP of

    I point an external DNS server to
    for example - I have little or no money.

    it looks up and sends the request over there.

    My firewall is set to send every "80", "21", etc request to "My Super Server"

    which is set to for example

    I will get the shared site page - OR can those pages be replaced with my "Main" site - a blog or cms system or something?

    How do I go about doing that? ( not the cms system, they are easy).
    How do I make the shared IP page point at my /var/www/whatever site?

    NEXT Stupid Question

    My grandmother wants to host a Knitting site (LOL)
    so I set up a reseller->client-> site

    Now comes the bit i don't quite understand.

    What IP address do I give her? The smae one?
    do I just make one up?

    where do I put the IP - do I create a locale dns record using the tickbox?

    what about "Real World DNS" ( ) (123Reg ) points to my firewall/router anyway
    So should I also point to my firewall

    When my firewall sends the request over, how does it know which site to choose?

    All my friends at the bar will be looking at how to make a cardigan or something.

    Please help. and put it in common mans terms so I can begin to understand


    Last edited: Feb 9, 2008
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, that is, to your router's public IP address.

    What's the output of
    , and what's in Vhosts_ispconfig.conf?
  3. BinkS

    BinkS New Member

    Can you not just give her ?

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