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Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Perfect Server - Fedora 15 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3] | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

This is definitely the Manual Way to Set up a Linux Server. But, it's very Detailed and has allot of great info. I love Fedora and have been running it as my main OS, since Fedora 5. I'm sticking with Fedora 14 for now, since I tried Fedora 15 out on my older P4 with an nVidia Geforce 440 Video Card and the new Gnome 3 wouldn't even run on it. My newer Core 2 System with an ATI Radeon HD 4300 Video Card may work fine. I'm going to try out the Fedora 15 Gamers Remix on it soon. But this is the System I am running Fedora 14 on and I like it like it is. So, I wont be Reformatting it any time soon. I do run my Web Site on an old P3 System with on about 350mb of Ram!:) I am running CAOS Linux Server on it, I am running CAOS version 1.0 and I just noticed that they have version 1.29 available now, so I'm downloading it right now!:) The only thing that CAOS is missing, the availability of a Graphic App for MySQL Admin. I tried to set mine up in the Command Line by reading Tutorials and such. And I got it up and running with a new password. But I just couldn't get my Data Bases Setup and working again. I have both straight HTML and Dynamic Web Sites, that I use to run on Servers. But only my HTML Sites are working now. There is a great GUI App called MySQL Workbench that I have installed on my Fedora 14 System (trying it out). It's Powerful too (not so easy)! There is a Remote Admin ability in there. But, I haven't ben able to use it to setup MySQL Data Bases on my CAOS Server, so far. Thus, the interest in building a Server in my Favorite OS, Fedora...


The Perfect Server - Fedora 15 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Thu, 2011-05-26 16:18. :: Fedora | ISPConfig | Web Server | Apache | Control Panels | Email | Postfix

The Perfect Server - Fedora 15 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]

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Author: Falko Timme <ft [at] falkotimme [dot] com>
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Last edited 05/26/2011

This tutorial shows how to prepare a Fedora 15 server (x86_64) 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.

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:


2 Preliminary Note

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

Please make sure that the system that you want to upgrade has more than 600 MB of RAM - otherwise the system might hang when it tries to boot with the following message:

Trying to unpack rootfs image as initramfs...


3 Install The Base System

Boot from your Fedora 15 DVD. Select Install a new system or upgrade an existing system:

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

Choose your language next:

Select your keyboard layout:

I assume that you use a locally attached hard drive, so you should select Basic Storage Devices here:

As we want a fresh Fedora installation, click on the Yes, discard any data button next:

Fill in the hostname of the server:

Choose your time zone:

Give root a password:

Next we do the partitioning. Select Replace Existing Linux System(s). This will give you a small /boot partition and a large / partition which is fine for our purposes:

Select Write Changes to Disk:

The hard drive is being formatted:

Now we select the software we want to install. Uncheck Graphical Desktop and check Web Server instead. Then check Customize now. Afterwards, select the additional repositories Fedora 15 - x86_64 and Fedora 15 - x86_64 - Updates (if you are on an i686 system, the names are probably Fedora 15 - i686 and Fedora 15 - i686 - Updates):

As the last two repositories need an Internet connection, a new window pops up where you have to configure your network card. Select your network card and click on OK:

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jordanda said...

Hey Don,
I am loving this Fedora post! The pictures are not showing up for me under Opera and Firefox, not sure if its just me or not. I have an older 750MHz Pentium 2 with I think 256 MB RAM, sitting in my basement, what Fedora do you think I could cram on there for server purposes or should I consider something else? I would love to simply host my own sites as I have a UPS as it is :)

P.S My next project is going to be rebuilding a 30 year old stator from a lawn tractor that caught on fire :O
(I haven't seen it yet, but i'm horrified)
bye for now,

Don's Deals Blog said...

Thanks:) Glad the Fedora 15 info was interesting. Sorry about the images not working. That has to do with the way I do my Posts. I e-mail them to my Blog and they automatically get Posted. Some images work, but most don't. I think it has something to do with Google or the Web Site that I copy and pasted the info and Pics form and their permissions. I can go back and manually save and then upload the Pics to the Posts. But that takes forever!:O but, if I Attache images to the e-mail, then they all show up at the top of the Post. Not where I want them to be in the Post. So, I just let most of them go. Since you can go to the original articles to see the Pics and I do want to send traffic to the great Web Sites and Writers that I find out there... For a 750mhz machine with only 256mb of ram. You might have to go all the way back to Fedora 5 to 7. I can't remember the System Requirements for sure on those though. I know Fedora 14 needs a minimum of 512mb of Ram. It just so happens that I just wrote a new Post Today on my favorite Linux Server OS. It's called CAOS. And it is an RPM based Distro, like Fedora. I am running it on an old 400mhz P3 with about 350mb of Ram and it runs great. I Self Host my Web Sites on it, and are two sites on there. CAOS Linux - CAOS NSA 1.0.29.i386 to version I have been running my Web Site on CAOS 1.0 for 2 or 3 Years now (can't remember for sure). And I love CAOS!:) It is ready to go for Serving a Web Site, FTP File Server and a Mail Server (which ever options you choose upon installation). And it is very easy to Install and Setup. Just remember, that the Installation Process will Format All Drives in the Computer you install CAOS On. Read the rest at... Debian UDLCD only need 64mb of Ram. But I have only tried it out Live. Don't know how hard it would be to setup as a Server. Linux Mint Debian might work. It's pretty light on resource use too. But, not sure about 256mb Ram Systems. If you could just add another Ram Stick, you would have allot more options. Oh, and DSL Linux will run on on a P1 with less than 64mb of Ram. It is not being updated any more though. SliTaz-Linux, is another Distro that I am trying out now in Virtual Box and it has a version that is supposed to run on 32mb of Ram (64mb for sure). If you want to e-mail me sometime. I can send you plenty of links...

A 30 year old stator from a lawn tractor... Hmmm sounds like a good Project!:) I've never rewound anything like that. I have taken apart cleaned and put new brushes in a few Starters and my Electric Window Motor in my 83 Dodge Van. The Passenger side works great. Now I need to do the Driver Side...