There is a new version of this tutorial available for Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver).

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 16.04 (Nginx, MySQL, PHP, Postfix, BIND, Dovecot, Pure-FTPD and ISPConfig 3.1)

This tutorial shows the steps to install an Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server with Nginx, PHP, MariaDB, Postfix, pure-ftpd, BIND, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3.1. ISPConfig is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure the installed services through a web browser. This setup provides a full hosting server with web, email (inc. spam and antivirus filter), Database, FTP and DNS services.

1. Preliminary Note

In this tutorial, I will use the hostname with the IP address and the gateway for the network configuration. These settings might differ for you, so you have to replace them where appropriate.  Before proceeding further, you need to have a basic minimal installation of Ubuntu 16.04 as explained in tutorial.

The steps in this tutorial have to be executed as root user, so I will not prepend "sudo" in front of the commands. Either Login as root user to your server before you proceed or run:

sudo -s

to become root when you are logged in as a different user on the shell.

The commands to edit files will use the editor "nano", you can replace it with an editor of your choice. Nano is an easy to use file editor for the shell. If you like to use nano and haven't installed it yet, run:

apt-get install nano

2. Update Your Linux Installation

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list. Comment out or remove the installation CD from the file and make sure that the universe and multiverse repositories are enabled. It should look like this:

nano /etc/apt/sources.list


# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu-Server 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420)]/ xenial main restricted

#deb cdrom:[Ubuntu-Server 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420)]/ xenial main restricted

# See for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb xenial main restricted
# deb-src xenial main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb xenial-updates main restricted
# deb-src xenial-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb xenial universe
# deb-src xenial universe
deb xenial-updates universe
# deb-src xenial-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb xenial multiverse
# deb-src xenial multiverse
deb xenial-updates multiverse
# deb-src xenial-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse
## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
# deb xenial partner
# deb-src xenial partner

deb xenial-security main restricted
# deb-src xenial-security main restricted
deb xenial-security universe
# deb-src xenial-security universe
deb xenial-security multiverse
# deb-src xenial-security multiverse

Then run:

apt-get update

To update the apt package database and then:

apt-get upgrade

to install the latest updates (if there are any). If you see that a new kernel gets installed as part of the updates, you should reboot the system afterward:


3. Change the Default Shell

/bin/sh is a symlink to /bin/dash, however we need /bin/bash, not /bin/dash. Therefore we do this:

dpkg-reconfigure dash

Use dash as the default system shell (/bin/sh)? <-- No

If you don't do this, the ISPConfig installation will fail.

4. Disable AppArmor

AppArmor is a security extension (similar to SELinux) that should provide extended security. We will cross check if it is installed and remove it if necessary. In my opinion you don't need it to configure a secure system, and it usually causes more problems than advantages (think of it after you have done a week of trouble-shooting because some service wasn't working as expected, and then you find out that everything was ok, only AppArmor was causing the problem). Therefore, I disable it (this is a must if you want to install ISPConfig later on).

We can disable it like this:

service apparmor stop
update-rc.d -f apparmor remove
apt-get remove apparmor apparmor-utils

5. Synchronize the System Clock

It is a good idea to synchronize the system clock with an NTP (network time protocol) server over the Internet. Simply run

apt-get -y install ntp ntpdate

and your system time will always be in sync.

6. Install Postfix, Dovecot, MariaDB, phpMyAdmin, rkhunter, Binutils

For installing postfix, we need to ensure that sendmail is not installed and running. To stop and remove sendmail run this command:

service sendmail stop; update-rc.d -f sendmail remove

The error message:

Failed to stop sendmail.service: Unit sendmail.service not loaded.

Is ok, it just means that sendmail was not installed, so there was nothing to be removed.

We can install Postfix, Dovecot, MariaDB (as MySQL replacement), rkhunter, and binutils with a single command:

apt-get -y install postfix postfix-mysql postfix-doc mariadb-client mariadb-server openssl getmail4 rkhunter binutils dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d dovecot-mysql dovecot-sieve dovecot-lmtpd sudo

MariaDB is a fork of the MySQL database server, developed by the original MySQL developer Monty Widenius. According to tests found on the internet, MariaDB is faster than MySQL and it's development is going on with more pace, therefore, most Linux Distributions replaced MySQL with MariaDB as default "MySQL alike" database server. In case that you prefer MySQL over MariaDB, replace "mariadb-client mariadb-server" in the above command with "mysql-client mysql-server".

You will be asked the following questions:

General type of mail configuration: <-- Internet Site
System mail name: <--

Next open the TLS/SSL and submission ports in Postfix:

nano /etc/postfix/

Uncomment the submission and smtps sections as follows - add the line -o smtpd_client_restrictions=permit_sasl_authenticated,reject to both sections and leave everything thereafter commented:

submission inet n       -       -       -       -       smtpd
  -o syslog_name=postfix/submission
  -o smtpd_tls_security_level=encrypt
  -o smtpd_sasl_auth_enable=yes
  -o smtpd_client_restrictions=permit_sasl_authenticated,reject
#  -o smtpd_reject_unlisted_recipient=no
#  -o smtpd_client_restrictions=$mua_client_restrictions
#  -o smtpd_helo_restrictions=$mua_helo_restrictions
#  -o smtpd_sender_restrictions=$mua_sender_restrictions
#  -o smtpd_recipient_restrictions=permit_sasl_authenticated,reject
#  -o milter_macro_daemon_name=ORIGINATING
smtps     inet  n       -       -       -       -       smtpd
  -o syslog_name=postfix/smtps
  -o smtpd_tls_wrappermode=yes
  -o smtpd_sasl_auth_enable=yes
  -o smtpd_client_restrictions=permit_sasl_authenticated,reject
#  -o smtpd_reject_unlisted_recipient=no
#  -o smtpd_client_restrictions=$mua_client_restrictions
#  -o smtpd_helo_restrictions=$mua_helo_restrictions
#  -o smtpd_sender_restrictions=$mua_sender_restrictions
#  -o smtpd_recipient_restrictions=permit_sasl_authenticated,reject
#  -o milter_macro_daemon_name=ORIGINATING

Restart Postfix afterward:

service postfix restart

We want MariaDB/MySQL to listen on all interfaces, not just localhost. Therefore we edit /etc/mysql/mariadb.conf.d/50-server.cnf (for MariaDB or /etc/mysql/my.cnf (for MySQL) and comment out the line bind-address =


nano /etc/mysql/mariadb.conf.d/50-server.cnf

# Instead of skip-networking the default is now to listen only on
# localhost which is more compatible and is not less secure.
#bind-address           =

Then we restart MariaDB:

service mysql restart

The systemd service name for MariaDB and MySQL is "mysql", so the restart command is the same for both database servers.

Now we set a root password in MariaDB. Run:


You will be asked these questions:

Enter current password for root (enter for none): <-- press enter
Set root password? [Y/n] <-- y
New password: <-- Enter the new MariaDB root password here
Re-enter new password: <-- Repeat the password
Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] <-- y
Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] <-- y
Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] <-- y


nano /etc/mysql/my.cnf

# Instead of skip-networking the default is now to listen only on
# localhost which is more compatible and is not less secure.
#bind-address           =

Then we restart MySQL:

service mysql restart

The systemd service name for MariaDB and MySQL is "mysql", so the restart command is the same for both database servers.

For MySQL and MariaDB:

Now check that networking is enabled. Run:

netstat -tap | grep mysql

The output should look like this:

[email protected]:~# netstat -tap | grep mysql
tcp6 0 0 [::]:mysql [::]:* LISTEN 13796/mysqld
[email protected]:~#


7. Install Amavisd-new, SpamAssassin, And ClamAV

To install amavisd-new, SpamAssassin, and ClamAV, we run

apt-get -y install amavisd-new spamassassin clamav clamav-daemon zoo unzip bzip2 arj nomarch lzop cabextract apt-listchanges libnet-ldap-perl libauthen-sasl-perl clamav-docs daemon libio-string-perl libio-socket-ssl-perl libnet-ident-perl zip libnet-dns-perl postgrey

The ISPConfig 3 setup uses amavisd-new which loads the SpamAssassin filter library internally, so we can stop SpamAssassin to free up RAM:

service spamassassin stop
update-rc.d -f spamassassin remove

Edit the clamd configuration file:

nano /etc/clamav/clamd.conf

and change the line:

AllowSupplementaryGroups false


AllowSupplementaryGroups true 

And save the file.

 To update the ClamAV antivirus signatures and start the Clamd service. The update process can take some time, don't interrupt it.

service clamav-freshclam restart
service clamav-daemon start

7.1 Install Metronome XMPP Server (optional)

The Metronome XMPP Server provides an XMPP chat server. This step is optional, if you do not need a chat server, then you can skip this step. No other ISPConfig functions depend on this software.

Install the following packages with apt.

apt-get -y install git lua5.1 liblua5.1-0-dev lua-filesystem libidn11-dev libssl-dev lua-zlib lua-expat lua-event lua-bitop lua-socket lua-sec luarocks luarocks

luarocks install lpc

Add a shell user for Metronome.

adduser --no-create-home --disabled-login --gecos 'Metronome' metronome

Download Metronome to the /opt directory and compile it.

cd /opt; git clone metronome
cd ./metronome; ./configure --ostype=debian --prefix=/usr
make install

Metronome has now be installed to /opt/metronome.

Till Brehm

About Till Brehm

Over 20 years experience as Software Developer and Linux System Administrator. Till Brehm is the founder and lead developer of the ISPConfig Hosting Control Panel software (since 2000) and he founded HowtoForge in 2005 as a place to share Linux knowledge with other Linux enthusiasts.

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By: Ionut Daniel at: 2017-02-08 10:54:26

A perfect tutorial

Everything works great but in my system nginx failed to start on reboot so, i have to add this line net.ipv4.ip_nonlocal_bind = 1 into this file /etc/sysctl.conf and now nginx start on system restart.

Just in case someone have same problem.


By: Nexusguy59 at: 2017-02-23 12:12:27

Hello Guys,

       I have a question, How would I go about making sure I get alerts via my gmail account. Is there a way to setup the email server part to use gmail to send alerts?



Michael Cooper 

By: till at: 2017-02-23 12:19:20

Set the admin email address to your gmail address under system > interface config.

By: Freddie at: 2017-02-23 18:53:04

what code have to be enter here in the nginx Directives for wordpress site:

l amcurrenly have this code 


location /phpmyadmin {

               root /usr/share/;

               index index.php index.html index.htm;

               location ~ ^/phpmyadmin/(.+\.php)$ {

                       try_files $uri =404;

                       root /usr/share/;

                       fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;

                       fastcgi_param HTTPS on; # <-- add this line

                       fastcgi_index index.php;

                       fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $request_filename;

                       include /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;

                       fastcgi_param PATH_INFO $fastcgi_script_name;

                       fastcgi_buffer_size 128k;

                       fastcgi_buffers 256 4k;

                       fastcgi_busy_buffers_size 256k;

                       fastcgi_temp_file_write_size 256k;

                       fastcgi_intercept_errors on;


               location ~* ^/phpmyadmin/(.+\.(jpg|jpeg|gif|css|png|js|ico|html|xml|txt))$ {

                       root /usr/share/;



        location /phpMyAdmin {

               rewrite ^/* /phpmyadmin last;





By: Gromy at: 2017-03-02 18:05:35

8. Install Nginx, PHP5 (PHP-FPM), and Fcgiwrap

?????? ? ????????, ? ?????? install PHP5, in text - PHP7

By: luis jhoham venegas tobar at: 2017-03-22 22:36:59

Good afternoon, I have done the tutorial but it does not work the ftp always says "The server sent a passive response with a non-routable address. Using the server address instead.", Can help me to solve this thanks

By: JHB at: 2017-03-28 19:28:44

I've followed the tutorial on a fresh ubuntu 16.04 server vm. No errors during build. But the ISP config login screen won't show up on my browser. I keep getting 'This site can't be reached' followed by a line stating that my webserver refused to connect.

doing netstat shows the server is not listening on 8080 or 8081, which are defined sites on nginx by ISPConfig. I can hit the default nginx page just fine so the webserver IS running.

Don't even know where to start troubleshooting as the nginx logs are not showing anything when I tail it as I try to hit the ISPConfig page.

Completely lost at this point on what the hell is going on.

By: till at: 2017-03-29 06:22:56

Please post in the forum to get help with yur issue.

By: Julius at: 2017-04-04 20:18:57

Got a weird error installing pure-ftpd, not much useful to find about it online. Anyone?:

# apt-get install pure-ftpd-common pure-ftpd-mysqlReading package lists... DoneBuilding dependency treeReading state information... Done0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 9 not upgraded.Need to get 0 B/259 kB of archives.After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.Preconfiguring packages ...Can't exec "/tmp/pure-ftpd-common.config.PxMjbV": Permission denied at /usr/share/perl/5.22/IPC/ line 178.open2: exec of /tmp/pure-ftpd-common.config.PxMjbV configure 1.0.36-3.2build1 failed at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/ line 59.(Reading database ... 135732 files and directories currently installed.)Preparing to unpack .../pure-ftpd-common_1.0.36-3.2build1_all.deb ...Unpacking pure-ftpd-common (1.0.36-3.2build1) over (1.0.36-3.2build1) ...Preparing to unpack .../pure-ftpd-mysql_1.0.36-3.2build1_amd64.deb ...Unpacking pure-ftpd-mysql (1.0.36-3.2build1) over (1.0.36-3.2build1) ...Processing triggers for systemd (229-4ubuntu16) ...Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-19) ...Setting up pure-ftpd-common (1.0.36-3.2build1) ...Setting up pure-ftpd-mysql (1.0.36-3.2build1) ...

By: Ben at: 2017-04-05 09:54:03

After install completed, with no clients or sites yet, under System > Server Config > Web I'm trying to set the Website basedir to something more logical. Whatever I fill in, it keeps on failing;"1. Invalid website basedir."I'm using the latest ISPconfig 3.1dev from github master on Ubuntu 16.04 with nginx only (no apache, luckily). Please advice, assuming I can't live with the deep sub sub apache structure of /var/www/clients/ etc.

By: till at: 2017-04-05 10:18:25

ISPConfig requires that structure and it creates symlinks for easy shell navigation. I would call a navigation path /var/www/yourdomain.tld/ to access a domain short and logical and that's what ISPConfig is using when you keep the default settings.

By: Joerg at: 2017-04-14 18:25:03

 I configured fail2ban as described and get this error message when I restart the service:

"Job for fail2ban.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status fail2ban.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details."

systemctl status fail2ban.service says this:


fail2ban.service - Fail2Ban Service

   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/fail2ban.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)

   Active: inactive (dead) (Result: exit-code) since Fr 2017-04-14 20:20:06 CEST; 1min 37s ago

     Docs: man:fail2ban(1)

  Process: 4728 ExecStart=/usr/bin/fail2ban-client -x start (code=exited, status=255)


Apr 14 20:20:06 systemd[1]: fail2ban.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=255

Apr 14 20:20:06 systemd[1]: Failed to start Fail2Ban Service.

Apr 14 20:20:06 systemd[1]: fail2ban.service: Unit entered failed state.

Apr 14 20:20:06 systemd[1]: fail2ban.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

Apr 14 20:20:06 systemd[1]: fail2ban.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.

Apr 14 20:20:06 systemd[1]: Stopped Fail2Ban Service.

Apr 14 20:20:06 systemd[1]: fail2ban.service: Start request repeated too quickly.

Apr 14 20:20:06 systemd[1]: Failed to start Fail2Ban Service


Whats the problem and how can I solve it?

By: Raziel at: 2017-04-19 23:34:38

Try to start the fail2ban daemon with:# fail2ban-client -x -v start

on the command-line and see the output.

By: Srinivasa varma at: 2017-05-04 10:46:31


I have followed the above article and  installed the ISPConfig successfully, but mail sending and receiving is not happening. Is ther any aditional configuration? please help me on this. 


By: till at: 2017-05-04 10:53:21

There is no additional configuration required. Please make a post in the forum with an excerpt of your mail.log file to get help with your problem.

By: Dario at: 2017-06-19 04:53:12

I love this tutorial, and I followed it to the letter minus a simple change -- since I'm on EC2, using RDS instance instead of localhost. Everything went well, however once ISPConfig is installed, I can't access it the way the tutorial says.  I have no clue where it is, there are no vhosts setup, trying to figure it out. Quite frustrating to have everything install, but... to no end.

By: till at: 2017-06-19 07:16:22

Please make a post in the forum so we can help you to get your server fully working :)

By: Peter at: 2017-08-15 09:48:53

Got an error on a fresh install:

Job for amavis.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status amavis.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

So I run the command suggested and get the following information:

systemctl status amavis.service

? amavis.service - LSB: Starts amavisd-new mailfilter

   Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/amavis; bad; vendor preset: enabled)

   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2017-08-15 19:34:17 AEST; 28s ago

     Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)

  Process: 5525 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/amavis start (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)


Aug 15 19:34:17 amavis[5525]:   The value of variable $myhostname is "", but should have been

Aug 15 19:34:17 amavis[5525]:   a fully qualified domain name; perhaps uname(3) did not provide such.

Aug 15 19:34:17 amavis[5525]:   You must explicitly assign a FQDN of this host to variable $myhostname

Aug 15 19:34:17 amavis[5525]:   in /etc/amavis/conf.d/05-node_id, or fix what uname(3) provides as a host's

Aug 15 19:34:17 amavis[5525]:   network name!

Aug 15 19:34:17 amavis[5525]: (failed).

Aug 15 19:34:17 systemd[1]: amavis.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=1

Aug 15 19:34:17 systemd[1]: Failed to start LSB: Starts amavisd-new mailfilter.

Aug 15 19:34:17 systemd[1]: amavis.service: Unit entered failed state.

Aug 15 19:34:17 systemd[1]: amavis.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

Any ideas? I tried setting a host name in the file as suggested and it did not work.


By: till at: 2017-08-15 10:31:46

That's a common problem when your hostname is not configured correctly. Check the hostname in /etc/hosts, /etc/hostname, /etc/mailname. Then restart the server. The command:


should return e.g. 'server1' and the command:

hostname -f

must return the full hostname e.g. ''. You can set the hostname in the amavisd.config manually as well, but ensure that you use the full hostname there like ''. But it is better to correct the system hostname serup in general as described above.

By: Peter at: 2017-08-16 09:56:29

You were spot on. Fixed the hostname issue and worked great.

By: PD at: 2017-08-16 04:47:20

Great tutorial. However phpmyadmin throws this warning:

 The configuration file now needs a secret passphrase (blowfish_secret).

Any ideas on how to fix it.


By: Peter at: 2017-08-16 13:11:49

Where you says this:

"If you use https instead of http for your vhost, you should add the line fastcgi_param HTTPS on; to your phpMyAdmin configuration like this:"

Where exactly is the config file that you need to add this line to?

Is it: /etc/nginx/sites-available/apps.vhost


By: Vitor at: 2017-08-30 18:29:34

It works really fine! Thanks! Could you give me some tips on how to get a secure HTTPS ISPConfig interface? I get the "not secure" message. Tried to find a solution, but I couldn't. The Vhosts works fine with https, only ISPConfig show the error message. Thanks

By: till at: 2017-08-31 07:38:56

SSL is on by default for the ISPConfig interface. But I guess what you mean is that a self-signed SSL cert is used. To get an officially signed cert, see Here:

By: Vitor at: 2017-09-07 00:12:53

I've got an error while installing the ISPConfig:

PHP Fatal error:  Uncaught Error: Call to a member function queryAllRecords() on null in /tmp/ispconfig3-stable-3.1-b1337668df50d3672b348708a4a3949b2fca1f60/install/lib/installer_base.lib.php:238

It was fixed like this:

- on file: install/lib/installer_base.lib.php, change the line 238 from:

 $sql_plugins = $inst->db->queryAllRecords( ....


 $sql_plugins = $this->db->queryAllRecords( ....


By: Stan at: 2017-11-06 16:49:21

Greate tutorial, thank you very much!

By: Ari at: 2017-11-16 08:37:54

I failed to load the phpmyadmin.

By: till at: 2017-11-16 08:43:31

Ensure that you use the correct URL to access PHPMyAdmin. PHPMyAdmin on Nginx is on port 8081: http://yourdomain,tld;8081/phpmyadmin

By: Ari at: 2017-11-16 09:01:10

It is always asking to select the language when installing mailman.

By: till at: 2017-11-16 09:04:14

Select a language, e.g. 'en' as described in the tutorial. An option is selected in an apt installer by navigating to the correct item with tab key or arrow keys and then selected by pressing the space bar on your keyboard.

By: Renan Altendorf at: 2017-11-24 00:03:01

The key of the HHVM repository is in trouble, but as the official website says it is no longer necessary: "For this setup, although various flavors of Debian and Ubuntu are supported with official packages, the most recent Ubuntu LTS and the most recent Ubuntu stable release are likely to be the best supported and easiest to install."

By: george at: 2017-12-24 13:14:35

Install Jailkit fails with linux mint



dh_clean -k -s 

dh_clean: Compatibility levels before 5 are no longer supported (level 4 requested)

dh_clean: Compatibility levels before 5 are no longer supported (level 4 requested)

debian/rules:74: recipe for target 'install-arch' failed

make: *** [install-arch] Error 25

By: till at: 2017-12-24 13:47:28

See jailkit instructions from a newer Ubuntu perfect server guide that matches your Linux mint version for details on how to change the compatibility level.

By: george at: 2017-12-24 13:57:39



got it to install like this :

How do I install Jailkit?


Download the latest version Unpack the sources chdir to the top-level sources dir Run './configure' Run 'make' Switch to root; run 'make install'

By: george at: 2018-01-15 10:20:04

Great article!

I installed php7.2 instead of 7.0 and everything installed correctly, but ini ISPconfig I get 502 Bad Gateway. Any suggestions on where to change the main settings of ISP config to work with 7.2 (no multi-PHP install)?

By: till at: 2018-01-15 10:25:39

That's to be expected as PHP 7.2 is not supported. Never change the default PHP of the operating system. You can install PHP 7.2 as additional PHP version for the websites though.

By: helios842000 at: 2018-01-19 14:55:48

hi, I need php memcached, if it is installed how to activate it, otherwise how to install it? thank you

By: helios842000 at: 2018-01-21 19:03:28


By: Fred at: 2018-01-29 19:29:42

After following that tutorial, I have a problem in cron job.

[ -x /usr/lib/php/sessionclean ] && /usr/lib/php/sessionclean sending to root an email telling:

PHP: syntax error, unexpected BOOL_FALSE in /etc/php/7.0/fpm/php.ini on line 991

By: till at: 2018-01-29 21:58:18

The error message explains already what's wrong. You have a typo in the file /etc/php/7.0/fpm/php.ini on line 991.

By: Fred at: 2018-01-31 12:16:20

What could be the FALSE bool variable, there is none line 991????

PHP: syntax error, unexpected BOOL_FALSE in /etc/php/7.0/fpm/php.ini on line 991

By: till at: 2018-01-31 12:19:54

You might have a typo in the line before 991 then.

By: Fred at: 2018-02-08 01:52:57

PHP: syntax error, unexpected BOOL_FALSE in /etc/php/7.0/fpm/php.ini on line 991

And line 991 is the first comment line after [Pdo]????

[Pdo]; Whether to pool ODBC connections. Can be one of "strict", "relaxed" or "off";;pdo_odbc.connection_pooling=strict

This error is received every 30 mn by email send by that script:

  [ -x /usr/lib/php/sessionclean ] && /usr/lib/php/sessionclean

Do you have an idea how to stop that?

By: Gilbert at: 2018-03-21 13:40:06

Hi, nice tutorial :)

I have a question or a problem.


If I go to Roundcube I only get this error msg.


CONFIGURATION ERROR was not found.Please read the INSTALL instructions!


In the folder is with the simlink:

ln -s /usr/share/roundcube /usr/share/squirrelmail

is only the temo file

.What do I wrong?


Best requads Gilbert

By: Michael Cooper at: 2018-04-03 11:24:46

Where can i get the ovf/ova file from I don't see a link for it.

By: till at: 2018-04-03 11:33:58

In the menu on the right side of the page, right below the big red download icon.