Set Up Ubuntu Server With EHCP (LAMP, DNS, FTP, Mail) - Page 2

On this page

  1. 3. Install EHCP

3. Install EHCP

After your system reboots, you'll see the login prompt. Enter the username and password you selected earlier.

Next you'll have to become root (you'll have to type your password again):

sudo bash

Because this is a server, we'll need a static ip address. Edit /etc/network/interfaces. Yor file should look like this (use your own ip addresses):

nano /etc/network/interfaces
# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

I replaced allow-hotplug eth0 with auto eth0; otherwise restarting the network doesn't work, and we'd have to reboot the whole system. I have to thank Falko for this great tip!

Enter your dns in /etc/resolv.conf:

nano /etc/resolv.conf

You have to restart networking to apply the changes:

/etc/init.d/networking force-reload

Now we'll update our linux system

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Now we download ehcp:


Extract and install ehcp:

tar -zxvf ehcp_latest.tgz
cd ehcp

Please read the information carefully! Ehcp will send some information by email to it's developer. If you don't want this to happen, read this forum post.

You'll be required to press enter a few times, then you'll have to choose a MySQL root password (this can and should be different from your user password).

The setup script will ask you a few questions:

Next you'll have to choose your mail server configuration. Choose "Internet site" and type your domain name.

Press ok to generate an SSL certificate (please read the notice before pressing ok):

In the phpmyadmin configuration screen select apache 2, then press ok.

That's it!

Share this page:

Suggested articles

1 Comment(s)

Add comment


By: Kozley

'Ehcp_latest.tgz' does not correct without 'download' to extract it with use: "tar -zxvf download".