The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2009.1 Free (x86_64) [ISPConfig 2] - Page 2

We don't want a desktop on a server system, therefore we select Custom on this screen:

Now we select the package groups we want to install. Select Internet station, Network Computer (client), Configuration, Console Tools, Development, Web/FTP, Mail, Database, Firewall/Router and Network Computer server, unselect all other package groups, and click on Next:

The package installation starts:

Afterwards, provide a root password and create another user (e.g. administrator) and click on Next:

Now the installer presents us a summary of the installation and gives us the possibility to change settings by clicking on the appropriate Configure button. First of all we configure the time zone we're in:

Select your time zone:

On the next screen select hardware clock set to UTC, Automatic time synchronization (using NTP), and for NTP Server choose All servers:

Next we make sure that the Security Level is set to Standard (all other security levels are too restrictive):

Next we modify the firewall settings:

ISPConfig comes with its own firewall, so if you like to install ISPConfig, select Everything (no firewall) to disable the firewall. Otherwise, configure the firewall to your needs:

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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