Small webhost with ispconfig 3

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by jdetmold, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. jdetmold

    jdetmold New Member

    so i recently found i have a number of friends and family that are for some reason paying for web hosting at style hosts, so i figured i can save them a lill money and host for them.

    i have used ubuntu for years but never to host multiple pages so i followed the perfect server guide for ubuntu 9.10 with ISPConfig 3 and am up and running... however after installing it i am having a hard time figuring out how to configure it.

    i would simply like to have everyones websites as or but i cant figure this out.

    i have setup a test user and test website however i cant seem to find the site through a web browser or figure out how to set subdomains to link to said site

    any help would be great!!!

  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    You should use and not for such a setup.

    Just as a sidenote, domains names are always lowercase, if you use uppercae characters, it might cause your sites to not work as paths in linux are case sensitive!

    1) Create DNS A-Records for every subdomain e.g.
    2) create a website

    repeat setps 1 and 2 for each website. If you run your server behind a router, make sure that you use internal ip addresses in the website settings and the external ip address in the dns settings. You should select the IP address and not * in the website settings. If the ip is not listed, add it in the server settings.
  3. jdetmold

    jdetmold New Member

    i seem to have it all working now!

    ya i only used caps in the domain to illustrate my goal better lol
  4. centosarus

    centosarus New Member

    Till, did you mean to create an A record for in the zone or to create first a zone and then add an A record for in the newly created zone?


  5. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    All dns records have to created in the zone of the domain, do not create new zones.
  6. centosarus

    centosarus New Member


    If I understood correctly what you just said, I would simply add an A record for in the zone. Am I correct?

  7. centosarus

    centosarus New Member

    Till, never mind. I did understand correctly. It's working beautifully. Thanks again.

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