ISPConfig 3 - How do you Propperly Manage DNS and and Add New Site?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by adobe, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. adobe

    adobe New Member


    After several attempts, I've finally managed to install ISPConfig 3 from this url and I was ablet to login to the admin cp.

    I added a new "client" and then logged in as the client. I clicked on the tab "DNS" first and clicked the button "Add new DNS Zone (SOA)" and Filled it up like this:


    Then I clicked the tab "Records" and added a few records like this:


    Then on my Godaddy account, I added 2 host entries ( and and then editted my nameserver of my domain name to point to and like this:

    Then back on the ISP Config, I clicked the "Sites" -> "Add new website" and filled it like this:


    Now, i visited this url in browser (after 48 hours - nameserver propagation time) :

    And i am getting re-directed to this page : and i see "It Works!" page

    If i visit the url, now i see "Welcome to your website!" page like i am supposed to.

    So, why isn't http://[B]www.[/B] is re-directing to the default apache2 page? Where have I gone wrong? Please advice, first time messing with DNS :(
  2. till

    till Super Moderator

    First to the DNS setup. CNAME records always point to a domain name and not a IP, so edite your cname record and change the IP address to If you want to point a domain to a IP, then use a A-Record and not CNAME.

    Second to the website: You created the site and not as you can easily see on your own screenshot. So to fix this:

    1) Change to
    2) If you want that you get the same site when you enter (without www), then add a subdomain for that points to

    Also you should update ISPConfig to the latest release by running this command on the shell first:
  3. adobe

    adobe New Member

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  4. adobe

    adobe New Member

    Okay, I take back what I said. Adding www as a subdomain doesn't seem to be working.

    How do I properly do this using DNS? Please advice.
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  5. till

    till Super Moderator

    Please dont mix up dns and the website, that are two completely different things!

    First, check the dns part. Does the command:


    return the IP address of the server? If yes, dns is ok and nothing has to be changed.

    Second, the website part. There had been a few bugfixes in the latest version. Please update to ISPConfig Then delete the www alias domain and create it again.
  6. odonel

    odonel New Member

    why do i always get when adding DNS entries ?

    Email format invalid.

    ispconfig RC1

    i tried,

    always comes with email error

  7. till

    till Super Moderator

    The correct format in the dns records is:

    and when you use the dns wizard, the format is:

    I just tested it and it works fine for me.
  8. farnoud

    farnoud New Member

    I have a domain with tucows they just let me choose a nameserver that already exist.

    my domain is and I configured my DNS zone as described here but in tucows panel I cannot use because it says doesnt exist.

    I don't know why you can use and I cant ( tucows only accept names and wont let me enter IP )

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