ISPConfig 3 Sites and Joomla

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by MattJo., Jun 14, 2010.

  1. MattJo.

    MattJo. New Member

    Hello All,

    I own one domain at the moment and it is the domain I used for the ISPConfig 3 setup. So I created a client for it (me) and then attached this record to my e-mail, sites, and DNS for said domain.

    I installed Joomla into a directory in the www root of the site So I access Joomla via Which, if my read of the install instructions is correct, is the proper manner to install this.

    My question is how to redirect to so that it appears as and not I have already played around with the redirect to get to redirect to, but this doesn't help much toward my goal. Do I need to install the Joomla files directly into the root folder?

    [Incidentally I read what i could find on Joomla and ISPConfig and in the end I didn't edit any files. I only created the site with suEXEC/FastCGI/Own error documents as well as the ftp user and database. Aside from some weird errors when I enabled the FTP layer during install everything seems to work fine. Was there something critical that I missed that should have been enabled and will haunt me later?]

    thanks to everyone for their help so far. I realize my questions are probably repetitive. I am learning Linux/ISPConfig/Joomla on my own and have no resources other than some books and the net. Despite spending alot of time searching the forums hear and elsewhere for answers I am never sure what is necessarily relevant to my situation due to lack of familiarity with so much.

    thanks again,


    PS I had some false starts with the Joomla install and had to delete the site and database several times and notices the user number was incrementing upward. Do I have manually delete those user files via the terminal or is this just the default behavior for numbering the users and sites?
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    The correct way to install joomla is to install it into the "web" directory and not in "web/Joomla".

    Thats the way mysql like auto increment in mysql databases work. The ID's do not matter, they are just for internal Use of the controlpanel.
  3. Appie Thrasher

    Appie Thrasher Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I have several Joomla site's running I Always install into the root folder.
    That way I get instantly.
  4. Toucan

    Toucan Member

    You should be able to just copy the joomla files from web/joomla to the parent directory of web. Then edit the the file configuration.php. You'll need to changes the absolute path to you joomla installation by removing the /joomla part.
  5. MattJo.

    MattJo. New Member

    thanks for the help

    I installed Joomla to web/ and things are working great.

    One question though: What account has the files for the "default" web page. The one that you see when you first install ISPConfig.


  6. Appie Thrasher

    Appie Thrasher Member HowtoForge Supporter

    You mean the welcome page? They are stored here:
    But I don't know jet if they are be overwritten by an update off ISPC.
  7. Toucan

    Toucan Member

    Yes, it did over write on the last upgrade... so keep a copy handy if you're doing lots of work on the custom index.
  8. xxfog

    xxfog Member

    The easiest way would be to allow personal html-files which must have a specific filename. And only if a file withi this specific name exists it will be shown.
    so no update will ever overwrite any welcome pages again..

    isn`t it possible to change ispconfig that way?
  9. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    If you would have added the changed index file in the conf-custom instead of the cond folder, it would not have been overwritten by an update.
  10. xxfog

    xxfog Member

    Hi Till so I have to copy the files from /conf/index/ to conf-custom/index/ and than modify them and ispconfig will take theese files from that time ?
    or do i have to change something else, to make ispconfig taking the files out of the custum dirs?

    can you tell me why the welcome page is always the english one if i create a web? even if i set the language to german.

    you can see it here right now:
    the user language etc was set to german and it seems like ispc does not take the "" but the "standard_index.html.en" and copies this to /web/index.html
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2010

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