Author: Falko Timme <ft [at] falkotimme [dot] com>
Last edited 05/20/2007
This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 4.5 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of CentOS 4.5, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.
I will use the following software:
* Web Server: Apache 2.0.x
* Database Server: MySQL 4.1
* Mail Server: Postfix
* DNS Server: BIND9 (chrooted!)
* FTP Server: proftpd
* POP3/IMAP server: dovecot
* Webalizer for web site statistics
In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box).