ISPConfig – hosting control panel

Last Updated on October 16, 2023

ISPConfig is an open source hosting control panel for Linux, licensed under BSD license and developed by the company ISPConfig UG.

ISPConfig manages one or more web servers, mail servers, BIND DNS server, FTP servers, MySQL databases and virtual Servers with an easy to use web interface for administrators, resellers and clients.

ISPConfig can manage one or more servers from a single control panel, and can be installed on both physical servers and virtual machines.

Features include:

  • Manage single or multiple servers from one control panel.
  • Email management:
    • Multiple email accounts.
    • Antivirus.
    • Antispam.
    • Forwarders.
    • Mailbox quota.
    • DomainKeys.
    • DKIM.
  • Supported Backends:
    • Web server:
      • Lighthttpd.
      • Apache.
      • Nginx.
    • SNI support for Apache/nginx SSL certificate.
    • FTP server:
      • PureFTPd.
      • Vsftp.
      • ProFTPd.
    • Mail:
      • Dovecot.
      • Courier.
      • Postfix.
    • Database:
      • PostgreSQL.
      • MySQL.
    • Programming languages:
      • PHP.
      • Perl.
      • Python.
  • DNS server management (BIND, Powerdns and MyDNS).
  • Configuration mirroring and clusters.
  • Administrator, reseller, client and mailuser login.
  • Virtual server management for OpenVZ Servers.
  • Website statistics with Webalizer and AWStats.
  • IPv4 and IPv6 support.
  • Websites:
    • Name-based and IP-based vitual hosts.
    • SSL websites.
    • SNI support, allows more than one SSL vhost per IP address.
    • CGI.
    • PHP (available PHP modes for Apache: mod_php, FCGI, CGI and SuPHP; for nginx: FCGI (PHP-FPM)).
    • Individual PHP settings per website.
    • SSI.
    • Ruby (Apache only).
    • Python (Apache only).
    • Rewrites/redirects.
    • Custom Apache/nginx directives.
    • Subdomains.
    • Alias domains.
    • Password-protected folders (basic http authentication).
    • WebDAV (Apache only).
  • FTP users.
  • MySQL databases.
  • Shell users (jailed and non-jailed), SFTP, SCP; password- and key-based logins.
  • Email:
    • SMTP.
    • Email accounts.
    • Email aliases.
    • Spamfilter.
    • Virus filter.
    • Whitelists.
    • Blacklists.
    • Header and body checks.
    • Autoresponder.
    • Fetching emails from remote servers with getmail.
    • Mailman mailing lists.
  • DNS:
    • DNS wizard for creating zones easily.
    • Management of DNS zones and records.
    • Import tool for BIND zone files.
    • Supported record types: A, AAAA, ALIAS, CNAME, HINFO, MX, NS, PTR, RP, SRV, TXT.
    • Master and slave DNS servers.
  • Virtualization (through OpenVZ).
  • Firewall.
  • Webalizer & AWStats statistics.
  • Quota/Traffic Limits:
    • Harddisk quota.
    • Mail quota.
    • Traffic limits and statistics.
  • Website folder protection.
  • Assign IP addresses to clients.
  • New remote-API documentation and example scripts for all functions.
  • Support for key based SSH logins.
  • Internationalization support: English, German, Bulgarian, Brazlian Portuguese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Slovak, and Turkish.

Support: Documentation
Developer: ISPConfig UG
License: BSD License


ISPConfig is written in PHP. Learn PHP with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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