ISPConfig newbie

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by lwizardl, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. lwizardl

    lwizardl New Member

    Hi this is my first time setting up a real server not just a modded xbox running gentoox (Gentoo linux for xbox). I have the pdf file printed for ISPConfig and I'm not seeing how to get this working correctly.

    I have a site registered with and wanting to run my own dns server in-house. What I'm trying to do is exactly this

    I'm running a Ubuntu 6.06 LTS server used the perfect guide.

    sites needs to allow for PHP (going to be using DragonFly CMS), MySQL, Emails, Mailing Lists, etc.

    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]

    If someone wanted to help me with this I do have AIM, my screen name is "collectorarcade"

    James Davis
  2. torusturtle

    torusturtle ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Hi James

    Please read the manual that ships with ISPConfig. Try to configure all your stuff and if there are questions please write us the exact problem you're having.

    ISPconfig is a great application, take your time to get to know it.
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  4. lwizardl

    lwizardl New Member


    ok this is what i have setup so far maybe i just missed something? I did use the Ubuntu 6.06 Perfect setup guide by falko

    also when i do a apache reload i get a warning about not having any virtualhosts
    /etc/init.d/apache2 force-reload
    * Forcing reload of apache 2.0 web server... [Wed Sep 06 09:06:13 2006] [warn] NameVirtualHost has no VirtualHosts
    [Wed Sep 06 09:06:14 2006] [warn] NameVirtualHost has no VirtualHosts
    [ ok ]

    created a Client named James Davis (me) and made 3 hosting packages (Bronze, Silver, Gold) then created a site here are the settings (minus real ip's etc)

    note [ ] stands for either blank or unchecked

    server: RedServer
    hostname: www

    ip address: (given to me from isp)
    create DNS [x]
    create DNS-MX [x]

    shell access [x]
    cgi scripts [x]
    standard cgis [x]
    php scripts [x]
    php safe mode [x]
    ssi [x]
    ftp access [x]
    mysql [x]
    number of databases [5]
    ssl [x]
    anonymous ftp [ ]
    anon. ftp mb [-1]
    wap [x]
    individual error pages [x]
    mailuser login [x]
    apache directives (optional) [ ]

    User & Email
    created a user

    ip: hostname: [ ]
    ip: hostname: mail

    country: United States
    Province: Michigan
    Town: Battle Creek
    Company: sitename
    department: web
    validity (days): 365
    ssl request: [ ]
    ssl certificate: [ ]
    action: [ ]

    i created a database here

    I would give the real ips and such but without this being fully configure and such I don't want to give any prying eye even more of an open floodgate to say hack me.

    what did I miss on the locations of where the sites are? becuase it auto makes a folder in /var/www called web1 with a folder called web for me to store the site into but when i upload the site to it and go to the domain url it just brings up the default directory listing of /var/www


    aim its collectorarcade
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2006
  5. lwizardl

    lwizardl New Member


    no one has any ideas ?

  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Is your server behind a router? Then you must select the internal IP for the website, not the external IP address.
  7. lwizardl

    lwizardl New Member


    yeah i have a router the ip on the server box is set as static

    i have ports 22,25,43,53,80,81 forwarded to the server box
    and If you go to my domain url it just brings you to the drectory list for /var/www

  8. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Please check your httpd configuration file and make sure that the Vhost_ispconfig.conf file is included at the end of the file. It may happen that a update from your linux distribution had removed it.
  9. lwizardl

    lwizardl New Member


    yes it was listed without a # in front. I just give up on ispconfig i'm going back to webmin.


  10. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You can ignore this for now.
    What's the output of
    and what's in Vhosts_ispconfig.conf? I guess you're using the wrong IP addresses.
  11. brayton82

    brayton82 New Member

    I believe I had this same problem

    During the ISPConfig install it asked for my IP at which time I used my public IP. Then when I created a new domain it used that IP. I also have my server behind a router and had all necessary ports forwarded. I then added the internal IP of my server into the list of IPs (Management --> Server --> Settings). I then changed the ip for each of the domains I had created to use the internal IP instead of the public IP and they started working. I also created DNS's for each of the domains and on those I used the public IP. Now all of my domains are working properly and even my sub-domains (co-domains).

    Hope this helps

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