My wishlist for ISPConfig 2

Discussion in 'Developers' Forum' started by Hans, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Because it's my happy birthday today, i tell you my wishlist for ISPConfig 2. :)

    1 - Domain forwarding to another domain FOR CLIENTS (not only co-domain)
    2 - For clients/resellers the possibility to backup/restore MySQL database (not with phpMyAdmin, but with ISPConfig)
    3 - Cron Jobs for clients (this is a long leeding open item i guess, as it is discussed a lot of times).

    Commercial hosting control panels provide us these possibilities, can we expect one or more of these functions within future releases of ISPConfig 2 as well? (Clients and webmasters often ask me about these 3 functions)
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2008
  2. gjcomputer

    gjcomputer ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    happy birthday hans! :)

    you mean ispconfig 3? or you do mean 2, just later releases?
  3. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    Last edited: Jul 2, 2008
  4. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Hahaha thanks guys!

    And about ISPConfig, I mean ISPConfig 2, not 3 (yet).
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Happy belated birthday! :)
  6. Snowman

    Snowman Member

    Happy birthday :) !

  7. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Domain forwarding for clients

    From time to time, clients want to register a domain via my hosting company.
    They want to have the ability to forward their domain to a their website which is elsewhere (without my interaction). For this reason (I have mentioned this before) it would be really nice if clients can foward their domain by themselves. Can this option be available in a future ISPConfig2 release as well?
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2008
  8. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Resellers are able to set the DNS records for domains. I dont think that we can implement access to the DNS system for clients without a major rewrite of the software.

    Access to DNS Records is possible in ISPConfig 3.
  9. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I understand Till,
    But why can't there be a redirect button available?
    After clicking it, there must be a field available which where the client can define the URL to forward to.
    For example this function can make use of:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule /.* [R]

    Where is the URL to forward to.
  10. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    There can be such a button for sure, but someone has to write it ;) I'am currently working on getting ISPConfig 3 released and I do not have the time to implement new functions in ISPConfig 2 at the moment. I'am just able to do the bugfixes on ISPConfig 2 until ISPCOnfig 3 is released.
  11. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Wanted: forward button for ISPConfig 2

    I completely understand that you're very busy.
    I am happy to hear that it is possible. Clients ask for this feature very often and other control panels have this feature as well.

    I am not a programmer myself, so i would like to invite anyone who can do this for ISPConfig 2. :)
  12. JeGr

    JeGr Member

    Wouldn't it be a possibility to just allow such Clients to use Apache Directives?
    For a domain like you describe our customers (or me) just add a

    RedirectMatch permanent ^/.*   http://some.other.domain/
  13. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer


    The final result of that extra redirect function should be that the redirect will be added to the apache directive field indeed. But you must understand that the average clients don't know anything about redirect rules. For that reason, a forward button and a field to define the URL to forward to is better. In that case the redirect rule is behind the screens.
  14. JeGr

    JeGr Member

    Sure, that's true. Our average customer don't know about such thingies, too. It was just to ask, if that would be enough on the functionality-side. After I have created a patch for my current 3-choice-spam-strategy issue against 2.2.23 I will upgrade to the latest version, reintegrate that and try to work on that one.

Share This Page