ISPConfig Control Panel Website Administratione

This is where you can set up your web hosting, add websites, upload files and administer your databases. Your login details may be found below:

Control Panel URL
Network Login, eg WSxxxxxx
Network password
ISPConfig Login

Once you have logged in you will be greeted with your own account administration:

ISPConfig Account

Setting up a Website

Before you can start uploading your files you must set up your website. Once you have logged in to your ISPconfig Control Panel, select Sites, and then Add new website as indicated below

ISPConfig Account

You will now need to set up some important information, including your websites URL (address), website allowance and monthly bandwidth

IP V4 Address – Leave blank unless instructed otherwise.
IP v6 Address – Leave blank unless instructed otherwise.
The web address for your site. This will be provided by your tutor, usually
Harddisk Quota
This is the amount of storage space allocated to this site. Please set a sensible amount eg 200mb.
Traffic Quota
This is the monthly amount of web traffic used by visitors to your site. Please set a sensible amount eg 2000MB.
Own Error Documents
This allows you to create custom error documents, eg 404 - Page not found. This is optional.
Auto Subdomain
This allows you access your site using It is optional, but we recommended leaving it off as it only makes your URL longer.
This allows you to enable and disable PHP support for your site. If you are going to be using PHP please enable it here.
PHP Version
Allows you to select older PHP versions for legacy applications.
Sets the site as active.
ISPConfig Account

Setting up FTP

This is where you can set up the FTP File Transfer Protocol account so you can start uploading files to your new website.

From the ISPConfig Control Panel go to Sites and then FTP-Accounts in the left hand submenu and select Add new FTP-User as indicated.

Add FTP Account
Select the website you want to create an ftp account for.
Enter the username for your ftp account. This should be set as ftp. SEE NOTE BELOW
Enter the Password for your ftp account. We recommend settings this as your network password so you won’t forget it.
This is the amount of storage space dedicated to your FTP account. It can be left as -1 (unlimited).
Enables this account.
Create FTP Account

Uploading Files

You can upload your files using two methods:

Using an FTP Client Recommended

Using a FTP Client like the Filezilla Client or the native Windows FTP is the quickest and easiest way to add and remove multiple files on your site.

FTP Server
You set this in ISPconfig. eg ws123456ftp
As set in ISPconfig.

To access ftp in Windows, open a folder and enter into the address bar. Wait a few moments and you will be prompted for your login details.

Don’t forget: All of your website files must be uploaded into the web folder!

Using Web-FTP Alternative.

The Web-FTP client allows you to upload and modify your websites files from a Web page. It doesn’t require any specific software to use, but isn’t as fast or reliable as using a FTP Client: Use it as an alternative.

You set this in ISPconfig. eg ws123456ftp
As set in ISPconfig.

Setting up a MySQL Database

Before you can create a database you must add a Database User.

Creating a database user

ISPConfig Account

Go to the Sites tab, and select Database Users on the left hand navigation and Add new user.

Database User
This is the new username to access your database. This can be set to database or similar SEE NOTE BELOW.
Database Password
This is the new Password to access your database
Create Database Account

Creating a MySQL Database

Once you have created a new user you can now add your database.

ISPConfig Account

Go to the Sites tab, and find Databases on the left hand column. Select Add new Database.

This is the site your database will work with, eg
This is the type of database you are setting up, eg MySQL
Database Name
This is the name of your new database, eg database. SEE NOTE BELOW
Database User
Select the database user you have just set up, eg ws123456database.
Red-only User
You do not need to add a read only user- this is normally used for backups.
Database Charset
Unless instructed otherwise you should use UTF-8
Remote Access
If you are using this database with a website on this server do not tick this box. If you need external services (eg Minecraft Servers) to access your database please enable it.
Enables this database.
Create Database

Administering your Database with phpMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin is Online tool that allows you to administer your database.

phpMyAdmin URL
This is the DB user you created, prefixed with your ISPconfig username eg ws123456database.
This is the password for the DB User you created.

DNS and using your own Domain *Custom domains only

You can use your own domain name with your hosting if you want. Domain names can be leased for a small yearly fee (Usually around £5 a year) from a domain registrar, eg

Once you have registered your domain there are two ways you can link your new domain to your hosting account:

Using our DNS Recommended

Using the ISPconfig DNS service allows you to administer all of your account under one control panel. There is also a wizard that will set up your A (web) records and MX (email) records for you.

To achieve this you need to log into your domain registrars control panel and change your domains Name Servers.

NameServer 1
NameServer 2

Using your Registrars DNS

You can also chose to keep your registrars DNS service. If you want to do this you will need to edit your DNS records in your domain registrars control panel. Add/Edit the following records:

Entry Type TTL Priority Data/IP
* A 3600 1
www A 3600 1
@ A 3600 1

If you want to host your own email you will need to add/edit the following records as well:

Entry Type TTL Priority Data/IP
@ MX 3600 1 TXT 3600 1 v=spf1 a mx ptr -all

Hosting your own Email Custom domains only

If you have purchased your own domain name you can also host your own email using your student webhosting.

Adding a Email Domain

Before you can start setting up your email address you must add your domain. Login to the ISPconfig Control Panel and head to the Email tab at the top of the page and select Add new Domain and enter your domain eg

Adding Email Domain
Adding Email Domain

Once your new domain has been added you can now create a new mailbox for your account

Select Email Mailbox from the left sidebar, and go to Add new Mailbox.

Adding Mailbox
Adding Mailbox

Accessing your email

Once you have created your mailbox accessing your email is easy:

Webmail Address
Your full email address.
Your mailbox password. This can be rest from ISPconfig if lost.
Logical View Solutions Webmail Login

Using another email client

Your email will also support all common email clients and mobile devices. You will need the following details when adding your account:

Server Addresses:

Type Protocol Server Uncrypted Encrpted
Incoming Mail Server IMAP Port: 110 (SSL) Port 995
Outgoing Mail Server SMTP Port: 143 (SSL) 993