The Perfect Server - Fedora 15 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]

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Author: Falko Timme
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This tutorial shows how to prepare a Fedora 15 server (x86_64) for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

Please note that this setup does not work for ISPConfig 2! It is valid for ISPConfig 3 only!

I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!


1 Requirements

To install such a system you will need the following:


2 Preliminary Note

In this tutorial I use the hostname with the IP address and the gateway These settings might differ for you, so you have to replace them where appropriate.

Please make sure that the system that you want to upgrade has more than 600 MB of RAM - otherwise the system might hang when it tries to boot with the following message:

Trying to unpack rootfs image as initramfs...


3 Install The Base System

Boot from your Fedora 15 DVD. Select Install a new system or upgrade an existing system:

It can take a long time to test the installation media so we skip this test here:

Choose your language next:

Select your keyboard layout:

I assume that you use a locally attached hard drive, so you should select Basic Storage Devices here:

As we want a fresh Fedora installation, click on the Yes, discard any data button next:

Fill in the hostname of the server:

Choose your time zone:

Give root a password:

Next we do the partitioning. Select Replace Existing Linux System(s). This will give you a small /boot partition and a large / partition which is fine for our purposes:

Select Write Changes to Disk:

The hard drive is being formatted:

Now we select the software we want to install. Uncheck Graphical Desktop and check Web Server instead. Then check Customize now. Afterwards, select the additional repositories Fedora 15 - x86_64 and Fedora 15 - x86_64 - Updates (if you are on an i686 system, the names are probably Fedora 15 - i686 and Fedora 15 - i686 - Updates):

As the last two repositories need an Internet connection, a new window pops up where you have to configure your network card. Select your network card and click on OK:

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By: Mad

If you can, please submit an article on installing/ configuring latest versions of the following tools like a "newbie" on Fedora desktop:

1. Sun Java (JDK)

2. NetBeans IDE

3. LAMP (Apache, MySQL, PHP, PHP My Admin)

I'm a college student of IT currently using above packages on Ubuntu, perhaps willing to move on to Fedora 15 soon. Thanks!

By: David

Check for more recent Fedora versions: