ISPConfig 3.0.1 released

Discussion in 'General' started by till, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    ISPConfig 3.0.1 is available for download. This release is the first stable release of the ISPConfig 3 series.

    ISPConfig 3 is a new Hosting Control Panel rewritten from scratch. ISPConfig 3 is not a direct update for ISPConfig 2. Do not install it on an ISPConfig 2 server. The development of ISPConfig 2 will not stop with the release of ISPConfig 3.

    Features of ISPConfig 3 compared to ISPConfig 2

    - Support for virtual mail users
    - Support for virtual FTP users
    - Support for multiple servers
    - Support for splitting of services to multiple servers (database, web, FTP and DNS can be on different servers).


    The software itself can be downloaded here:


    - Many bugs have been fixed, see bugtracker:[]=19&status[]=closed&do=index

    For a detailed changelog, please have a look at the SVN history with an SVN client of your choice:


    Known Issues:

    Please take a look at the bugtracker:

    BUG Reporting

    Please report bugs to the ISPConfig bugtracking system:

    Supported Linux Distributions
    - Debian Etch (4.0) - Debian Lenny (5.0)
    - Ubuntu 7.10 - 8.10
    - OpenSuSE 11 - 11.1
    - CentOS 5.2
    - Fedora 9


    The installation instructions for ISPConfig can be found in the text files (named INSTALL_*.txt) which are inside the docs folder of the ISPConfig-3.0.1.tar.gz file.


    To update existing ISPConfig 3 installations, run this command on the shell:

    The script will check if an updated version of ISPConfig 3 is available and then download the tar.gz and start the setup script.

    If the ISPConfig version on your server does not have this script yet, follow the manual update instructions below.

    Manual update instructions

    cd /tmp
    tar xvfz ISPConfig-3-stable.tar.gz
    cd ispconfig3_install/install/
    php -q update.php
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2009
  2. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Thanks for this new first stable release of ISPConfig 3!

    Hi Till,
    This is the moment i've been waiting for! :)
    Thank you for the nice work, i really apreaciate it!
    I will install this new version on my two brand new servers.
  3. bigger_travis

    bigger_travis New Member

    thank you, i have been waiting for the stable release. i have my linux server ready. can't wait to install it. Good Job Guys!!

    UPDATE: i wanted to update my post here to congratulate you for a job well done. i successfully installed ISPConfig 3.0.1 on a Fedora 9.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2009
  4. shadowspank

    shadowspank New Member

    I was running FC4 for a really long time and it was just time to upgrade do to the lack of support i have a current OS that I did install ispconfig 2 on I would like to put ispconfig 3 what is the best way to go about doing that. I have looked around have not found anything if its out there can you just point me in the right direction thanks.
  5. DantePasquale

    DantePasquale Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Till, Thanks for getting ISPConfig 3 up and running!

    My dumb question is that the install says to not install ISPConfig 3 on a server running ISPConfig 2.

    Well, how do I install ISPConfig 3 if I only have one server, and that server is running ISPConfig 2??? Can I uninstall ISPConfig 2, then install ISPConfig 3? Then setup the webs and users, copy over their websites??

  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    ISPConfig 3 is not an update for ISPConfig 2. ISPConfig 3 is a multi server control panel with virtual mail and FTP users which has different system requirements then ISPConfig 2. So you can not update a ISPConfig 2 system with ISPConfig 3 without formatting the server harddisk and do a complete reinstall of the operating system as described in the ISPConfig 3 documentation. The perfect setup guides for ISPConfig 2 are not compatible with ISPConfig 3.
  7. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    The ISPConfig 3 installation instructions are in the ispconfig 3 tar.gz file and downloadable on ISPConfig 2 installations can not be updated with ISPConfig 3 as described in the release notes.
  8. hakans

    hakans New Member

    But isn't it possible to uninstall ISPConfig 2 first and then install ISPConfig 3? The server is able to run without ISPConfig so to uninstall it would not be a problem. Right?

    I'm running ISPConfig 2 for a couple of weeks now and I really see the potential of the system. It works perfectly! Though, I am very interested in the new version to prevent the creation of real users. Virtual users will be better.
  9. bl4ckb1rd

    bl4ckb1rd New Member

    >> Update

    Please choose the update method. For production systems select 'stable'.
    The update from svn is only for development systems and may break your current setup.

    Select update method (stable,svn) [stable]: stable

    Unable to retrieve version file.

    Any idea what is wrong with it ?
  10. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Seems as if your server is not able to do a direct http request to to download the version file. You can use the manual update method instead that is described at the end of the release notes.
  11. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    No, this won't work. You will mess up your system.
  12. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    No, this wont work as ispconfig 3 requires different software and a different configuration then ispconfig 2.

    If you want to switch to ispconfig 3, make a backup of you sites and databases, format the server and reinstall it as described in the ispconfig 3 instructions.
  13. bl4ckb1rd

    bl4ckb1rd New Member

    Ye well... after downloading the file...

    ┌─[[email protected]]
    └─(/tmp)-> cd ispconfig3_install
    ┌─[[email protected]]
    └─(/tmp/ispconfig3_install)-> php -q update.php
    Could not open input file: update.php
    ┌─[[email protected]]
    └─(/tmp/ispconfig3_install)-> ls -all
    skupno 48
    drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 4096 mar 24 17:40 .
    drwxrwxrwt 5 root root 4096 mar 24 22:35 ..
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2628 nov 9 2007 CODING_NOTES.php.txt
    drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 mar 24 17:40 config
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 mar 24 17:40 docs
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 mar 24 17:40 helper_scripts
    drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 mar 24 17:40 install
    drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 mar 24 17:40 interface
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 mar 24 17:40 remoting_client
    drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 4096 mar 24 17:40 server
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2513 nov 17 18:01 TODO.txt

    Seems like there is no update.php at all...
  14. hakans

    hakans New Member

    Ok, I understand. As I recently just reinstalled my server I will be happy with ISPConfig 2 for now. Also the noice of my 1U server, during the recovery, was killing me :eek: It's better located among the other servers.
    Keep up the good work!
  15. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    cd install
    php -q update.php
  16. ColossusCH

    ColossusCH New Member

    Thank you very much for this great work

    Just now, i start to install with falko's howto Lenny and ISPConfig.
    I think, early morning evrything is ready to re-open my site.

    Thank you very much for this great work.

    Wish you all the best for future.

  17. akaiser

    akaiser New Member


    I have a new VPS and was going to install ISPconfig 3 RC, but now I can try stable version!

    Interesting is the option of support for multiple server, but I have not clear if there will be plugins like in version 2...

    "Danke" for the great work!
  18. Polk

    Polk New Member

    I've got a good question that many people will be interested about.

    I understand there is no way to upgrade from ISPConfig2 to ISPConfig3 due to big architecture changes.
    Did you design the new ISPConfig3 future-proof? Do you think it will be easy to upgrade to ISPConfig4, in the future?
  19. torusturtle

    torusturtle ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    The wait is finally over. :)
    Thanks to all the developers and supporters!
  20. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Otherwise we would have stayd with ISPConfig 2.

    ISPConfig 2 was state of the art as it was written 10 years ago. Who will know if ISPConfig 3 is state of the art in 10 years and who knows how servers are configured then (virtualisation, cloud computing etc.).

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