How to install ISPConfig on CentOS 8?


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Installing ISPConfig on CentOS 8

ISPConfig is a web hosting control panel that enables administrators to manage multiple servers through a single graphical user interface (GUI). It provides a comprehensive set of features for server management, including website management, email configuration, DNS settings, FTP and database administration, and more. ISPConfig is open-source software and is widely used by hosting service providers, web developers, and system administrators.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

In the file, find the line that sets the timezone and modify it as per your location:

  1. Update Your System

    Before proceeding with the installation, it is essential to update your CentOS 8 system to the latest packages. Open a terminal and execute the following command:

    sudo dnf update -y
  2. Install Prerequisites

    ISPConfig requires some packages and services to be installed on your system. Install them using the following command:

    sudo dnf install -y epel-release
  3. Install MariaDB

    MariaDB is an open-source relational database management system and is supported by ISPConfig. Install MariaDB using the following command:

    sudo dnf install -y mariadb-server mariadb
  4. Secure the MariaDB Installation

    Run the script to secure your MariaDB installation. It will prompt you to set a root password and perform some other security-related configurations:

    sudo mysql_secure_installation
  5. Install PHP and Required Modules

    ISPConfig utilizes PHP for its web interface. Install PHP along with necessary extensions using the following command:

    sudo dnf install -y php php-fpm php-mysqlnd php-mbstring php-curl php-json php-gd php-intl php-zip php-xmlrpc php-soap
  6. Modify PHP Configuration

    Update the PHP configuration file to set the correct timezone and other necessary settings. Open the file using a text editor:

    sudo vi /etc/php.ini
  7. date.timezone = Asia/Kolkata
  8. Install Dependencies

    ISPConfig requires additional dependencies to be installed on your system. Execute the following command to install them:

    sudo dnf install -y unzip openssl
  9. Download ISPConfig

    Download the ISPConfig installation package using the following command:

    cd /opt && sudo wget https://www.ispconfig.org/downloads/ISPConfig-3-stable.tar.gz
  10. Extract the Archive

    Extract the downloaded archive:

    sudo tar xf ISPConfig-3-stable.tar.gz
  11. Run the Installation Script

    Change to the installation directory and run the installation script:

    cd ispconfig3_install/install && sudo php -q install.php

Follow the prompts during the installation process to configure ISPConfig according to your requirements. Once the installation is complete, you can access the ISPConfig control panel by opening a web browser and visiting:


Replace 'your-server-ip' with the actual IP address or domain name of your server.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed ISPConfig on CentOS 8. You can now start managing your websites and servers using the ISPConfig control panel.

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