The Perfect Server – CentOS 5.10 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]

The Perfect Server – CentOS 5.10 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]

Version 1.0
Authors: Falko Timme, Srijan Kishore

This tutorial shows how to prepare a CentOS 5.10 x86_64 server for the
installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3
is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following
services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server,
MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more. eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],’howtoforge_com-medrectangle-3′,’ezslot_2′,121,’0′,’0′]));

Please note that this setup does not work for
ISPConfig 2!
It is valid for ISPConfig 3 only!

I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

 

1 Requirements

To install such a system you will need the following:

  • Download the two CentOS 5.10 DVDs or the eight CentOS 5.10 CDs from a
    mirror next to you (the list of mirrors can be found here: http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/5.10/isos/)
    for both 32/64Bit architectures.

  • a fast Internet connection.

 

2 Preliminary Note

In this tutorial I use the hostname example.domain.tld
with the IP address 192.168.2.249 and the
gateway 192.168.2.254. These settings might
differ for you, so you have to replace them where appropriate.

 

3 Install The Base System

Boot from your first CentOS 5.10 CD (CD 1) or the first CentOS 5.10 DVD.
Press <ENTER> at the boot prompt: eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],’howtoforge_com-medrectangle-4′,’ezslot_1′,108,’0′,’0′]));

It can take a long time to test the installation media so we skip this
test here:

The welcome screen of the CentOS installer appears. Click on Next:

Choose your language next:

Select your keyboard layout:

I’m installing CentOS 5.10 on a fresh system, so I answer Yes
to the question Would you like to initialize this
drive, erasing ALL DATA?

Now we must select a partitioning scheme for our installation. For
simplicity’s sake I select Remove linux partitions
on selected drives and create default layout
. This will result in
a small /boot and a large /
partition as well as a swap partition. Of course, you’re free to partition
your hard drive however you like it. Then I hit Next:

Answer the following question (Are you sure you want
to do this?
) with Yes:

On to the network settings. The default setting here is to configure the
network interfaces with DHCP, but we are
installing a server, so static IP addresses are not a bad idea… Click on
the Edit button at the top right.

In the window that pops up uncheck Dynamic IP
configuration (DHCP)
and Enable IPv6
support
and give your network card a static IP address (in this
tutorial I’m using the IP address 192.168.2.249
for demonstration purposes) and a suitable netmask (e.g. 255.255.255.0;
if you are not sure about the right values, http://www.subnetmask.info might help you):

Set the hostname manually, e.g. example.domain.tld,
and enter a gateway (e.g. 192.168.2.249) and
up to two DNS servers (e.g. 192.168.1.200 and
8.8.8.8):

Choose your time zone:

Give root a password:

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