Plugins and Modules?

Discussion in 'Developers' Forum' started by otacon, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. otacon

    otacon New Member

    I think I am getting to a point in my schooling where I will be able to at least create a module for ISP Config. I am just wondering what the difference is?

    A module is a part of the ispconfig control panel, so does that mean the the plugins are essentially api modules used outside of the control panel.

    I am also wondering what is currently being worked on or has been done.

    Is there a list of current modules/plugins?

    I just don't want to start on something that is currently available/ being worked on.


    I have personally been interested in creating a module for the remote API.

    Example being registration.

    I would have options for the api script to be able to do, and it would be changed where ever that script is used. This may be helpful for resellers under you.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2011
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    You might want to look into the SVN and the bugtracker and todo list to see where the developers are working on and what is planned in ispconfig.

    Unpack the ispconfig tar.gz and take a look into the server/plugins-available and server/mods-available directories.

    No. Plugins contain the code in the server part that gets excuted when a specific event happens. E.g. when the event "web_insert" happens, then the apache2 plugin creates a new website.

    The remote api is available for all functions in all modules. A module is a part of ispconfig, so creating a module for the remote api does not make much sense in my opinion as the remote api is a api to control ispconfig from a external application. I guess there might be a misunderstanding on what modules are and what the remote API is for.

    If you like to create a external application that uses the remote api to do something, then that is not a module. If you want to create a module that does something in ispconfig like managing virtual machines, then this never uses the remote api. Modules use the internal API from ispconfig like the tform framework. But a module might provide remote api functions to external applications.
  3. otacon

    otacon New Member

    Thank you for the clarification. I will look into the todo list and see if I can help in any way.

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