Shared IP page

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by tjadrian, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. tjadrian

    tjadrian New Member

    Hello Forum

    Im very new to ISPConfig and getting confused about the cause of the Shared IP page and how to solve it.

    I've created a test site using ISPConfig called and assigned it the same ip address for the server i.e This IP address was the single default option offered during the configuration. Whenever I try to access the index page using this address I receive the shared ip screen.

    I've tried to add additional ip addresses in the IP List of the server settings, and assigned a new one to the site but just get the unable to connect or cant find server error pages.

    Whenever I remove the site completely I can access the apache 'It works page', although via a directory listing.

    Im also not sure if I should be setting 'Create DNS' and|or 'Create DNS-MX' in the configuration, although neither appears to help.

    At the moment I'm just trying to get it to work locally, although eventually the intention is to forward from a godaddy name to a site configured locally.

    As I said im very new to ISPconfig so any help anyone can give would be appreciated.

  2. tensor

    tensor New Member

    Add an entry into your "hosts" file pointing to
    On windows it is C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    On linux it is /etc/hosts
    Add this:
    this is a simulation of your DNS domain registration(delegation).
    Remember to remove this when I are done with testing.
  3. tjadrian

    tjadrian New Member

    Thanks for the reply.

    yes - it was that simple it worked.

    I don't understand though how to get round the shared ip screen when using a public ip address via the 80 port. For instance, when I use a static address it still comes up with the Shared IP screen.

    I must admit - I thought that I could simply forward from a godaddy name to a static address:80/ address but that doesn't work?

  4. tensor

    tensor New Member

    What kind of forward does GoDaddy use?
    Can you refer me to a page with technical details?
  5. tjadrian

    tjadrian New Member

    Im not sure

    It just says "Domain Forwarding redirects or "points" your domain to another location"

    I was actually going to use to get the name - but I don't suppose it really matters - I know do-domains lets you control the nameservers and also works with ipv6 which I thought I would need to do at some point. I thought it best to get the actual site up and running before worked with the name. Which is probably why Im stuck.

    The actual static ip address im testing with is - I thought I would be able to test by pointing my browser to this address and all would be fine, before I forwarded from a name.
  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    This will not work with ISPConfig. You must create A DNS A-Record for your domain at godaddy and point it to the external IP of your router.
  7. tjadrian

    tjadrian New Member

    Thanks - ill try that.

    I was wonderring though if all this configuration can be done with only one static ip address?
  8. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    You may have hundreds or thousands of domains / websites with just one IP address.
  9. tjadrian

    tjadrian New Member

    Thanks all for you help - everything now works OK and I can now see the welcome page using both the internal and external ip addresses.

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