ISPConfig Reviews

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I would advise anyone setting it up to take the time and create the multiserver high availability model.


The software has modest backend requirements. It is extensible with many add-ons for getting applications like WordPress or Gallery up in running quickly. The high availability features have been working as expected with no downtime.

It’s open code, so you can change and customize your panel if you need it by your own extensions or third party, and its use it’s easier than other panels.

And the best maybe is its upgrade. It’s nos automatic, so you can create all of backups, snapshots and whatever you need for an safe upgrade.


Documentation on various setups is user contributed and at times may be slightly confusing – hint, read the comments to help get you through. There is a manual for the software but it doesn’t cover specific set ups, like on particular operating systems.

ISPConfig is a widely used Open Source Hosting Control Panel for Linux, licensed under BSD license and developed by the company ISPConfig UG. The ISPConfig project was started in autumn 2005 by Till Brehm from the German company projektfarm GmbH.


ISPConfig allows administrators to manage websites, email addresses, MySQL and MariaDB databases, FTP accounts, Shell accounts and DNS records through a web-based interface. The software has 4 login levels: administrator, reseller, client, and email-user. ISPConfig supports the Linux based operating systems CentOS, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE and Ubuntu.

Operating Systems

ISPConfig can be used on these Linux Operating Systems.

  • CentOS
  • Debian
  • Fedora
  • OpenSuSE
  • Ubuntu


The following services and features are supported [3]:

  • Manage single or multiple servers from one control panel.
  • web server management for Apache HTTP Server and Nginx.
  • Mail server management (with virtual mail users) with spam and antivirus filter using Postfix (software) and Dovecot (software).
  • DNS server management (BIND, Powerdns).
  • Configuration mirroring and clusters.
  • Administrator, reseller, client and mail-user login.
  • Virtual server management for OpenVZ Servers.
  • Website statistics with Webalizer and AWStats.

See feature list reference

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