Newbie (but with cpanel/CentOS experience)

Discussion in 'General' started by wyattbiker, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. wyattbiker

    wyattbiker New Member

    I want to install a new Linux box and ISPConfig. I have a lot of experience with cpanel/WHM. Great system but it is expensive.

    Should I just install ISPConfig3? Any reason why a newbie would install 2? Also cpanel uses CentOS. Should I just stick with that or is there a more favorable distro for ISPConfig? I don't want a GUI.

    I want to manage multiple websites (for the moment on one box). I may get into reseller/client, but at the moment this is all my websites.

    Also I use .htaccess a lot as well as PHP xdebug.

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Use ISPConfig 3. It is newer, and our development efforts are focused on 3.

    We recommend Debian. Try this tutorial:
  3. wyattbiker

    wyattbiker New Member

    This looks good, but I have concern. There is a mention there that there is no doc about setting up to use SSH. cpanel uses a port number like 2087 and 2083.

    Is there a mini-doc someplace that tells you how to do that after install is complete? Or at least a workaround?

    Thanks again.
  4. i-chat

    i-chat New Member

    buying the official documentation will help - but setting up ssh is quite easy on any debian ore ubuntu based system...

    on a side note. running ssh on a non default port is NO security fix AT ALL i wil not even make things harder.

    i would even go so fare as to say that someonen hiding his ssh that will is probably affraid for hacking, ... if i where a hacker it would probably turrn me on (sorry but really), and i would start on a port scan to go get you.

    try something like intrusion detections like in a firewall or fail2ban to solve this kinds of problems. make it so that after 3 attemts an ip gets blocked out for a day or so...
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Just run
    apt-get install openssh-server
    IF you want to change the port, you can do that in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.

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