Installing ISPCP Omega 1.0.7 On Ubuntu 10.10

"ispCP Omega (to simplify matters often called only ispCP) is a modern hosting Control panel, based on VHCS, that provides continued development."

This tutorial is a slighlty modified version of the official installation instructions found at

You will need a clean installation of Ubuntu 10.10 before proceeding with the tutorial, please follow the instructions on the first two pages at

When installing Ubuntu please use a static IP address and a fully qualified domain name accessible from the internet. e.g.


1. Download and extract ISPCP from Sorceforge

cd /usr/local/src
tar xjvf ispcp-omega-1.0.7.tar.bz2
cd ispcp-omega-1.0.7


2. Now update your system

aptitude update && aptitude upgrade


3. ISPCP needs some software installed, we will do this now

ISPCP's install script is for Ubuntu 10.04 but works just aswell with 10.10

cd docs/Ubuntu
aptitude install $(cat ubuntu-packages-lucid)

You will be asked to enter a new MySql password

You will also need to configure Courier as below

Create web directories -> NO
Type of mail configuration -> Internet Site
System mail name should be populated with your hostname
ProFTPd configuration -> Standalone


4. Build the system using make

cd /usr/local/src/ispcp-omega-1.0.7
make -f Makefile.ubuntu install


5. Copy all the directories to your system and setup

cp -Rv /tmp/ispcp/* /
cd /var/www/ispcp/engine/setup
perl ispcp-setup

The setup defaults should be adequate, you will be required to enter your MySQL password.


6. Clean temporary files

rm -fR /tmp/ispcp

After setup completes you should be able to login to your new control panel.


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I'm interested why in step 3 you write:

Create web directories -> NO

Isn't it better to create directories automaticaly?


This is for web administration of Courier which you don't want to do since the control panel will be administering the mail server

By: Anonymous

finally a howto that works.

there are more out of date howto's and i dont know who wrote this one.

but thank you very very very much finaly after 20 times tying this one works

By: Igor Frolov

Thanks for this post. Good Job!

By: Anonymous

Thank you for the fantastic How-To. It worked with no issues. Worked fine on Ubuntu 10.10 Take care!

By: Farhan Islam

Article worked great, however you had forgotten how to access the admin panel? 

 I am unable to find from where I can access the control panel :(