ISPmanager Frequently Asked Service Questions
Frequently asked questions that arise when using the ISPmanager hosting control panel.
- How to use login and password received by e-mail after buying hosting service?
- How to host a site?
- How to create a database on a virtual server?
- How to create mailboxes on a virtual server?
- What is «File Manager»?
- What are PHP, Perl, Python extensions?
- How to create a server backup set?
How to use login and password received by e-mail after buying hosting service?
After you’ve bought a hosting service with ISPmanager you will receive login details to the e-mail address used for registration.
Click on the link, type your login and password and enter your ISPmanager control panel personal account.
How to host a site?
To host a site you need to create a www-domain in ISPmanager and upload your files to the server.
Create a website in ISPmanager
To create a record for the site domain name in ISPmanager log in your account in the control panel and go to
Websites then click
Fill the form with your domain details and click
The domain record will appear in the list of sites. A new user (domain owner) and a domain home directory on the server were created automatically.
Upload site files
Log in ISPmanager and go to
File manager then go to the root directory of your site
/var/www/owner_name/data/www/site_name. Or select a domain in the
Websites and click the
Website files button.
Upload on the tools panel and choose a file for uploading.
How to create a database on a virtual server?
Log in ISPmanager then go to
Databases and click
Create a database on the tools panel.
Fill the form: type the name of your database, choose an owner, an encoding type and create a database user if you haven’t done it yet.
Оk and make sure that the database has appeared on the list.
How to create mailboxes on a virtual server?
To create a mailbox on a virtual server enter an ISPmanager control panel and go to
Mail domains on the tools panel.
Add, fill the form and click
Make sure that the created domain has appeared on the list of domains, select it and click “Mailboxes” on the tools panel.
Make sure that the created domain has appeared on the list of domains, go back to the
Create mailbox button.
Fill the form and click
Оk. Verify if the created mailbox has appeared on the list of mailboxes.
What is «File Manager»?
File Manager in ISPmanager is used for working with files on your server. With
File Manager you can create, upload from the local PC, edit and delete files and file permissions.
What are PHP, Perl, Python extensions?
Extensions are meant to accomplish some special tasks like forums, blogs, online shops etc in web-programing languages.
In ISPmanager you can work with extensions in
PHP settings. Choose a programing language which you need to install an extension for, for example PHP, and click
Extensions management on the tools panel.
Look through the list of extensions and install what you need: select an extension name and click
Managing Perl and Python extensions is available only in ISPmanager 5 menu. Go to the menu by clicking the icon above the search bar:
Web-server settings section, you can install or remove extensions.
How to create a server backup set?
Go to the ISPmanager control panel in
Backup copies. If a backup doesn’t set then you will be proposed to fill in insufficient data, click
Enable backups and set a storage path for copies (for example
You can disable backups and manage settings in the
Backup copies section.