Testing the features of ISPConfig2 after its setup and configuration

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by qiubosu, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. qiubosu

    qiubosu Member

    Dear All,

    I installed ISPConfig2 in one server to host a website and the emails for the domain of this website.

    I registered two domains in Godaddy, www.website.com (for website), www.hostingserver.info (for ISPConfig2 server). Through ISPConfig2 web interface, these two websites are created and the correspondent email addresses are created as well.

    For the www.website.com site, when adding User & Mail, there are two email addresses generated, [email protected] and [email protected]. Why there are two email addresses generated? For the website, www.website.com, I only need to generate email addresses with @website.com, not @hostingserver.info.

    When login to squirrelmail web interface with login and password for [email protected], it actually is in the email account of [email protected], not [email protected], why? It should login to [email protected] account, I think.

    Can anyone help on how to generate and test the email account for the website (not hosting server domain) properly?

    Is it able to create multiple websites through ISPConfig2 web interface? How many email accounts could be generated for one website (e.g. www.website.com) created under ISPConfig2?

    Thanks for your help, much appreciated.

    David
     
  2. createch

    createch ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Hi,

    1. This is the design of the ISPconfig to create the webX_ email box. Actually you may ignore this mail address if you will never use it.

    2. For the squirrelmail web interface with login and password for [email protected], it actually is in the email account of [email protected] << user are advised to set in the preference page when first login to change to the email account he/she wants (e.g. [email protected])

    3. To test the email you just created, you may use an external mail server (e.g. google.com), send an email to the target email, and see whether you receive it (and vice versa)

    4. Yes you can create multiple websites in ISPConfig
    5. There is no limit in the number of email accounts, as long as you set the number of email as "-1".
     
  3. qiubosu

    qiubosu Member

    hi createch,

    thanks for the information, very helpful. i tested the email accounts and it works. thank you very much.

    in the ISPConfig2 sever linux box, i tested email from the ISPConfig2 server as below

    *******************************
    mail root
    Cc: [email protected]
    Subject: test
    .
    Null message body: hope that's ok
    *******************************

    in my personal gmail account, i received below email from ISPConfig2 server

    *******************************
    from root <[email protected]>
    to [email protected]
    cc [email protected]
    date Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 4:58 PM
    subject test
    *******************************

    why there is "to [email protected]" in above? how to get rid of it?

    if i send an email from [email protected] to [email protected], in the ISPConfig2 server linux box, how could i check whether the email reach [email protected] or not?

    thanks kindly
    david
     
  4. createch

    createch ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

  5. qiubosu

    qiubosu Member

    hi createch,

    i did follow it exactly. the question i asked in my previous reply may not in that documentation, if you can help with it, that will be much appreciated.

    thanks
     
  6. createch

    createch ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    *******************************
    mail root
    Cc: [email protected]
    Subject: test
    .
    Null message body: hope that's ok
    *******************************

    When you do the above, you (I think you login as root to do the above), are sending an email to "root", c.c. to "[email protected]", subject as "test"

    Since you have 2 domains in your server, the system picks one of them (may be you set it as your hostname), which is [email protected]. So the following result is found

    ===================
    from root <[email protected]>
    to [email protected]
    cc [email protected]
    date Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 4:58 PM
    subject test
    ===================

    If you only want to send email to [email protected], use the following:

    mail [email protected]
    subject [xxxx]
    xxxxxxxxxx
    .
    cc [enter]

    ( the full-stop cause the letter to end, and will send out the letter )

    To further test the email function, you may:
    1. create some new accounts in the ISPConfig interface
    2. test sending emails from these new accounts using a normal email client by SMTP
    3. test sending emails in the webmail / roundcubemail interface
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2010
  7. qiubosu

    qiubosu Member

    hello createch,

    if i want to use only one server for ISPConfig2 web hosting system, host multiple websites, say 100+, install VOIP system onto it, say asterisk, installed Trac, Hudson, Maven, Subversion, Jetty and ZoneMinder video surveillance etc systems onto it. Do you have any idea about the specification of the server required? Is Dell server good enough? thanks.
     
  8. createch

    createch ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    1. Make sure sufficient RAM (e.g. >=4G) is installed in this server, given the fact that you are going to run so many services at the same time.

    2. Since you are thinking of hosting more than 100 websites, if you give each one site say 2G, then the total number of storage space is already 200G (just for web hosting). So you need to buy a big enough harddisk (my company use a 1T harddisk for a server running ISPConfig)

    3. many of my clients are using dell so I am sure it is one of the good choices. However, there are a wide range of servers in Dell, do pick one which is fast enough and suitable for your case.

    4. If you are using the server for video streaming (video surveillance), then you need to make sure that the network bandwidth is sufficient. People using a system with limit bandwidth will find the system very slow, and it will only cause troubles to the system admin (you)

    One more thing is that you should have a backup server if you want to maintain a system of high availability.
     
  9. qiubosu

    qiubosu Member

    thanks createch,

    for this ispconfig2 system, apart from hosting php, mysql site, if want to host site with java/j2ee, jsp, jsf, ajax, xml, css, html technologies, struts, spring frameworks, jboss application sever, hibernate etc, is it ok? or need to install all the relevant applications? have you host the sites with technologies beyond php and mysql?

    ispconfig2 looks like can only host site with php and mysql technology.

    thanks.
     
  10. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    It also supports CGI, Ruby, Python, ...
     
  11. createch

    createch ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    I wonder whether you are really familar with web programming...... ajax, xml, css, html are all generic things which are supported ---- there is nothing to do with ISPConfig 2. Any linux system able to do web hosting (for our case apache) supports those things. (I write lots of ajax, which calls php script, returning XML which is then interpreted by ajax, all are run in our company's ISPConfig 2 server running on a linux OS)


    Java/j2ee/jsp ...... etc << please install tomcat, and visit the tomcat/jsp forum regularly to discuss about these.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2010
  12. qiubosu

    qiubosu Member

    thanks falko, createch,

    you're quite right.

    i come to ispconfig2 control panel occasionally. haven't done any research on the other isp control panels before selecting ispconfig2. ispconfig2 is the 1st isp control panel i come across.

    you're the isp control panel experts. how do you rate the ispconfig2, compared with the others on the market, proprietary and open source? do you recommend ispconfig2 is a very good one? what ispconfig2 can do and cannot do? how big site/system it can support? it is good to know all these for the future.

    thanks.
     
  13. qiubosu

    qiubosu Member

    hi createch,

    what features do you use for you ispconfig2 server? may i know the domain for your ispconfig2 server? what application do you use for email? do you just use one server for hosting or more than one? i think it may be better to create a website interface to integrate to the ispconfig server for the convenience for the public user to upload their websites content to the ispconfig hosting server? normally how large the harddrive space the ispconfig server requires for this purpose? thanks.
     

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