ISPConfig 3.0.5 released

ISPConfig 3.0.5 is available for download. This release is a major release of ISPConfig 3.

For a detailed list of changes, please see the changelog section below.


*** New! The ISPConfig 3 manual for ISPConfig 3.0.5 is now available! ***Version 1.4 for ISPConfig >= 3.0.5 (Date: 02/22/2013)
Author: Falko Timme <>373 pages

The manual can be downloaded from these two links:

What’s new in ISPConfig 3.0.5

– APS package installer. See for a list of available packages.
– New web backup system which includes the website databases.
– Mailuser login.
– PHP version selector. Use different PHP versions for different websites.
– Subdomains as virtualhost with separate directory inside the directory tree of the main website without rewriting.
– Support for mod_perl2.
– Improved default theme.
– Global search function.
– PHP-FPM support for Apache servers.
– PHP-FPM mode selector in website options.
– Hardened the website folder structure with new folder protection feature and stricter security settings.
– Maintenance mode.
– Password generator.
– Password confirmation fields.
– Directive snippets for Apache, nginx, and PHP can now be saved and be reused for other websites.
– Forms can be submitted by pressing ENTER (you don’t have to click the Save button anymore).
– Many more minor feature enhancements and bugfixes.
– IDN domains are converted automatically to / from punicode. (requires PHP idn extension from pecl)
– Mail traffic reporting for dovecot servers.

Special thanks to Marius Cramer from for his contributions to the 3.0.5 ISPConfig release.

– Download

The software can be downloaded here:

– Changelog

– Known Issues:

Please take a look at the bugtracker:

– BUG Reporting

Please report bugs to the ISPConfig bugtracking system:

– Supported Linux Distributions

– Debian Etch (4.0) – Squeeze (6.0) and Debian testing
– Ubuntu 7.10 – 12.10
– OpenSuSE 11 – 12.2
– CentOS 5.2 – 6.3
– Fedora 9 – 15

– Installation

The installation instructions for ISPConfig can be found here:

– Update

To update existing ISPConfig 3 installations, run this command on the shell:

Select „stable“ as the update resource. The script will check if an updated version of ISPConfig 3 is available and then download the tar.gz and start the setup script.

Detailed instructions for making a backup before you update can be found here:

If the ISPConfig version on your server does not have this script yet, follow the manual update instructions below.

– Manual update instructions

cd /tmp
tar xvfz ISPConfig-3-stable.tar.gz
cd ispconfig3_install/install
php -q update.php

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Best Regards,

Your ISPConfig Team