Many config questions

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by S3NTYN3L, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. S3NTYN3L

    S3NTYN3L New Member

    After much weeping and gnashing of teeth, I've got Lenny installed following the Perfect server w/ISPConfig3 guide.

    Now, how do I access the login page to upload/create my website?
    How about the SquirrelMail? I can't log into that either.

    I KNOW I'm not configuring something correctly.

    I can only access the ISPConfig admin interface by using my LAN IP (

    I've got my domain name from No-IP and successfully forwarding to my server.

    I've setup a website in ISPConfig and can access the "Welcome to your website" page by using "".
    "" times out with no option to login and setup a website.

    How do I setup SquirrelMail?
    I haven't a clue on that...

    Lastly, is there some way that I can set things up so I can log into my ISPConfig interface with ""?

    Ultimately, I'm wanting the following: to get into my server from any computer outside my network. access from outside my network so I can actually get my website up and running. or to access SquirrelMail.

    TIA for the help and patience with this Linux dropout...:eek:
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    See page 5 of the tutorial you used:

    "Afterwards you can access ISPConfig 3 under or Log in with the username admin and the password admin (you should change the default password after your first login):"

    Same page in the howto:

    I KNOW I'm not configuring something correctly.

    ISPConfig runs on port 8080 and not port 81, so you can access it with You seem to mix up ispconfig 2 and ispconfig 2 which are completely different softwatr packages.

    From the tutorial:

    "Afterwards you can access SquirrelMail under or"

    No, at least not by default. But you can create a website for in ispconfig and then use apache rewrite rules to forward the incoming requests to port 8080, but thats nothing what you should try as a Linux beginner as apache rewriting is not that easy when you start.
  3. S3NTYN3L

    S3NTYN3L New Member

    You misunderstand me I think.

    I can access the SquirrelMail login page, but NOTHING I type in actually logs me in...
    How do I actually configure it/set it up in ISPConfig?

    I've got access to the main ISPConfig admin page from the tut. ( times out. I have no access with that method.

    I'm now needing to know how & where a "client user" would login to actually upload the content of his/her website.

    As for the apache rewriting thing, is there a tut for it?
    I'd really like to be able to access the server from the outside.

    Everything I've been reading from the ISPConfig website talks about ISPConfig2. Where is the same documentation for ISPConfig3?
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2009
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    there is no configuration needed. The login is the email address and the password of this email address.

    then you have not setup correctly in the hosts file of your workstation, this has nothing to do with ispconfig itself.

    The client user uses the same login form then the admin.

    There is no documentation for ISPConfig 3 available. ISPConfig 3 is a prerelease (development version) and has no documentation except the installation instructions
  5. S3NTYN3L

    S3NTYN3L New Member

    OK, so it's the email address I setup in the ISPConfig backend?

    Right, but WHERE/HOW do they upload content?
    I see nothing to do so...

    You're kidding me!?
    Damnit, I knew I should have went with ISPConfig2...:eek:

    Tell me, they've got some updated documentation in the works, yes?
  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer


    Content is uploaded with a FTP client of your choice as with every hosting account. ISPconfig is a hosting control panel were you create the FTP account but it is not a ftp client.

    No, not yet. Maybe in a few months.
  7. S3NTYN3L

    S3NTYN3L New Member

    OK, after setting up an email address in the ISPConfig backend, I still cannot log into the webmail.

    Also, why doesn't or work?
    I (thought, at least) that I set that up in the backend as well.
  8. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Then there is a configuration error on your server. Take a look at the mail log to get the detailed error message.

    Did you setup a DNS A-Record in the dns server of the domain that points to the IP address of your server and did you wait about 24 hours until the dns chnages propagated?
  9. S3NTYN3L

    S3NTYN3L New Member

    Where is the mail log?
    I see none in ISPConfig.

    Yes, is forwarded to my server's IP as DNS Host (A).
  10. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    It's in the /var/log directory.

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