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  1. #1

    Post Starting an ISP with servers for mail and hosting

    Hi there guys.

    I am a novice at Linux and I have a friend who is an intermediate at it. I have been looking into starting an ISP here in South Africa and have found a reseller option and to me that isn't enough because people are still getting ripped off with wandwidth options. I can't do anything about line rental because that all is owned by one company Telkom. Cutting the story short, I would like to attempt setting up my own ISP server, with mail and web hosting for websites. I would like to know how to configure mail, DNS, DHCP, Samba,FTP, NFS, SSH server.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also if someone could assist me on the best hardware I could use to run the servers.


  2. #2

    There are plenty of howtos on the internet. Just search for dhcp, samba or nfs

    For web hosting I suggest getting a control panel. Payed ones are Plesk or cPanel. Free ones are ispcp and virtualmin.

  3. #3
    Thanks a million

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  5. #4
    What do you think of ISPConfig 3?

  6. #5
    I don't like it. I prefer Virtualmin, you will get much more support for it and much more functionality

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