mysql-virtual_*.cf - Using hostname instead of IP address

Discussion in 'ISPConfig 3 Priority Support' started by markp, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. markp

    markp New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Greetings - I have been successfully running ISPCONFIG3 in the amazon cloud with an RDS database server as a back end. Periodically, amazon changes the IP address of the RDS endpoint. This results in the the mail server to stop working until I reconfigure the all of the IPs in the mysql-virtual_*.cf files as well as the /etc/amavis/conf.d/50-user. It appears that when setting up the server it pulls the current IP address for the RDS endpoint.
    My question is why? In looking at the manual it will take a hostname for the hosts entry. Would it be possible to have the setup/update scripts use the host as defined instead of getting the IP address?
  2. florian030

    florian030 ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    You can create a hostname for your database-server and change the ip in the files to the hostname. Usually you use for those files. I would never use a remote db-server to verify the mail-user etc. It´s better to use a local database to do this job. It´s faster and you won´t run into trouble if the remote goes down (or has a new ip).

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