ISPConfig installation newbie

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by tproxy, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. tproxy

    tproxy New Member

    i have followed the installation instruction and configuration of ubuntu 6.06 server. however, i have got to the stage of installing the ISPConfig and i dont know whether i have to install it on the same machine i have installed the ubuntu server. and if not, how can i download to the /tmp directory? i am a newbie in linux anyway
  2. Spudchat

    Spudchat New Member


    You are going to need to install ISPConfig on the same machine you followed the tutorial for. To download the installer to /tmp all you need to do is cd /tmp and then wget filename . If your download is interrupted you should be able to resume it with the -c option of wget e.g wget -c filename .

    Hope that helps,
  3. tproxy

    tproxy New Member


    Thanks so much. i will try anyway and hope it works. i will get back to you after i follow your suggestion.
  4. tproxy

    tproxy New Member

    linux and ISPConfig newbie

    when i do wget ISPConfig-2.2.6,instead of dowloading a tar.gz file so i can unpack it, it gives a text/html option. meanwhile the ISP-Server Setup - Ubuntu 5.10 "Breezy Badger" manual states in page 6 that you have to download the .tar.gz file to your /tmp directory.

    now i know how to go into the /tmp directory.
    now how can i download the ISPConfig.tar.gz file and not the text/html
  5. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Setup ISPConfig 2.2.6

    When you are logged in as root, you can give the command:

    wget <URL at your nearest download location>

    To find out your nearest download location, go to the download section at and press "Download" behind the text "Download ISPConfig 2.2.6 from".

    Then, press the link "download" behind your nearest location and you will find out the right URL for your download for using the wget command.

    When you install ISPConfig, choose expert mode.
    If you do so, you can choose where you want to store a www directory for storing the websites and so on. For example /var/www.
    If you install it in the standard mode, it will use the default settings of your Linux distro.

    All the instructions you will need can be found here:
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2006
  6. wvsailor

    wvsailor New Member

    tar error

    I'm following the ubuntu perfect install. So far, so good. I've downloaded ISPConfig using:

    [email protected]:~/tmp# wget

    and the response:
    => `ISPConfig-2.2.6.tar.gz'
    Connecting to||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: unspecified [text/html]

    [ <=> ] 12,535 50.25K/s

    18:41:13 (50.23 KB/s) - `ISPConfig-2.2.6.tar.gz' saved [12535]

    And when I tried:

    [email protected]:~/tmp# tar xvfz ISPConfig*.tar.gz

    gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
    tar: Child returned status 1
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

    That's the error I received. What did I do wrong and how can I correct it?
    Thanks in advance!
  7. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    You downloaded the ISPConfig downloads HTML page and not the ISPConfig installer. Open the page in a browser and download the ISPConfig package from one of the mirrors that where listed on that page.
  8. wvsailor

    wvsailor New Member

    ubuntu 6.06 Server

    Ok, how do I open a browser? All I have is a text interface, not graphical. I'm receiving the same errors... UGH! :confused:
  9. bluethunder82

    bluethunder82 Member

    In order the download and get the program ready:

    1) Move to which ever directory you want to download to

    2) Type:

    this will download from a North American site (I'm in Canada)

    3) Once the file has been downloaded type:
    tar -xvzf ISPConfig-2.2.6.tar.gz

    this will uncompress the files

    4) Move into the directory and install.

    Hope this helps.
  10. wvsailor

    wvsailor New Member


    It's working! Thanks! :D

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