Managing the "primary" website on my host, and PHPMyAdmin

Discussion in 'ISPConfig 3 Priority Support' started by exyfeplin, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. exyfeplin

    exyfeplin New Member

    I'm trying to find out the recommended method for working with the primary website on my ISPConfig host. By that I mean the server which is running on port 80 of the host itself.
    After installing ISPConfig, the server is running and delivers the standard "Apache2 Ubuntu Default Page". Can I, or should I be using ISPConfig to manage the content on that site, and also for example to set up SSL, or do I work with Apache directly in the normal way? I am wary of breaking things by bypassing ISPConfig.

    Second question: I also notice that PHPMyAdmin is available on http://.../phpmyadmin, and I don't know if it recommended to be using it. If I use it I certainly want to protected by SSL, and at the moment it isn't.
    If I try https: access to the site at the moment, I get a failure:
    > SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length. (Error code: ssl_error_rx_record_too_long)

  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    The default website is not managed by ispconfig. It should not be used to host any software or data. If you want to host data or run some web software then create a website in ISPConfig instead. The default vhost shall just contain an empty page or you can leave the default ubuntu page in there.

    If you want to have the same empty page for ssl, then enable the ubuntu ssl default vhost with:

    a2ensite default-ssl
    service apache2 restart

    Phpmyadmin is the default web based MySQL UI and installed as part of the perfect server instructions, so it is intended to be used. Use https://yourdomain.tld:8080/phpmyadmin to access PHPMyAdmin over https.
    exyfeplin likes this.

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