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Return to ISPConfig

Posted on za 29 januari 2022 in webapps

Many moons ago I needed a simple and free ISP control like tool. Most of the options were either paid or crap. But then there was ISPConfig. Nothing fancy, but it did all the options I would expect, in a nice web interface.

After some time I switched to my home grown puppet and ansible code over the years to manage webhosting clients instead of using a control panel. And that worked well for the websites I manage.

But now I need self hosted mail again. As I need to move a domain from the free G-suite plan that will become extinct soon, I figured using ISPConfig would do the job nicely to manage mailboxes and some mailinglists. And after revisiting ISPConfig after some years, it now comes with a mostly automated installer to configure every aspect of the mail/web hosting.

So setting up the hosting server in Hetzner including the ISPConfig setup was done within the hour. Nice!