Will ISPConfig recognize databases, websites, emails that we install/configure?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by smokinjo, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. smokinjo

    smokinjo Member


    I am slowly putting together my "Perfect ISPConfig" server via the instructions.

    I was wondering if I move databases, domains, emails, etc... over from my current server (MySQL), my current emails, etc.. Will ISPConfig see them?

    I will be able to manipulate them like ISPConfig installed them?

    I ask because when moving from my old server, I will move some things, I will reinstall overs (somethings are easier, as the number of things to move is small). I still want to be able to manage them all through ISPConfig.


  2. Croydon

    Croydon ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    You will have to create everything inside ISPConfig (or via api). Otherwise ISPConfig will not be aware of databases etc. you create.
  3. smokinjo

    smokinjo Member


    I do not mind creating new websites and email accounts. This willbe pretty staright forward.

    But, like any ISP' you have people that come and to and from different ISPs.
    For example, I have a website that uses word press, and IMAP mail on my old server.

    I have my exisitng MySQL database that I need to move over, and all the email.

    There is a way to import this, I presume?

    Last edited: Nov 27, 2013
  4. Croydon

    Croydon ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Create the database in ISPConfig and copy over all the web data.
    Remember to change paths in scripts where apropriate.

    Then create database user and database inside ISPConfig for this website and copy database content with phpmyadmin export/import or mysqldump on cli if the db is larger.
  5. smokinjo

    smokinjo Member

    Makes sense about moving data over.

    Will the same work for email?

    HTML website will remain the same, I presume. I just grab the folder of files, and move them over?


  6. Croydon

    Croydon ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    The website's content is of no importance for ISPConfig.
    Just the paths will probably differ from your previous server.

    Copying emails will depend on the format they were stored before. If it is maildir format you might copy them into the corresponding folder under /var/vmail/xxxx/yyyy/Maildir after you created the mail account in ISPConfig.
  7. smokinjo

    smokinjo Member

    I appreciate your feedback. I will work with my partner about this, and I will be back if I have more questions.

    Thanks for taking the time to clarify this with me.


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