newbie question about hosting a site from home

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by obijuan, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. obijuan

    obijuan New Member

    Hi there,

    I just installed ISPconfig 3 with fedora 13 hoping that it will make my life easier for administrating a couple of sites I want to host from home.

    My question is, is it possible to have on the same server 1 IP based website and 2 name based websites and set this up using ISPconfig? also, is this possible if the server is behind a router? so the server will have an internal IP but the router will forward needed ports (eg 80, 443, 110 etc) requests to it?

    thanks !
  2. Doug G

    Doug G Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Not an answer to your questions, but you should also make sure you can run a webserver on your internet connections. In the US lots of residential ISP's block http and have TOS that don't allow a web server.
  3. obijuan

    obijuan New Member

    thanks for your reply. My ISP only blocks port 25 which is OK. I can use their SMTP server for sending out emails.
  4. Doug G

    Doug G Member HowtoForge Supporter

    If you don't have a fixed public ip on your connection you'll need to use a dynamic dns server. I have fixed ip's and yes, I just forwarded all the necessary ports through my router to the server internal ip.

    I don't know if you can use ip-based websites with ispconfig3 but I don't think so.
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    No, it supports only name-based vhosts.

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