Scheduling a Cron in ISPmanager Control Panel

Here’s how to set up a Cron in ISPmanager Control Panel as many scripts require. You’ll need to be logged in to ISPmanager in order to do the following.

  1. Navigate to Dashboard > Scheduler (cron)
    ISPmanager cron menu
  2. Click “Add” at the top of the center column.
    ISPmanager add cron
  3. Fill in the fields for the cron. If you want a report sent, be sure to enter a good email address. This will send details of your cron jobs that you’ve added.
    ISPmanager cron fields
  4. The command would be whatever your script needs. You can get this from your script developer.
  5. Description is optional but helps you to know what this cron does in case you have several crons.
  6. You can use either Basic or Expert mode but if using Expert mode, you will need more details filled in. Only use that if you are familiar with setting up crons.
  7. The Run and Time would have been given by the script developer. Check with them if you don’t know.
  8. Click Ok when done.

Adding a Database in ISPmanager Control Panel

Most website scripts require you to have a database in order to store data (blog posts, user posts, comments, etc.) Here’s how to set up a database.

  1. When logged in to ISPmanager, navigate to Dashboard > Databases.
    ISPmanager database menu
  2. Click “Add” at the top of the columns on the right.
  3. Fill in the database details. If you’ve created a user before, you can choose that user or create a new one. Don’t select “Remote Access.” Click “Ok” when done.
    ISPmanager database details
  4. Keep a record of the database name, username and password as you’ll need those when installing scripts. The hostname is “localhost” for script installation.

Disabling Open_basedir in ISPmanager Control Panel

Some scripts require open_basedir to be disabled. Here’s how:

  1. Log into your ISPmanager control panel as “root” and navigate to Domains > WWW-domains
    ISPManager Domain Menu
  2. Select the domain you want and click Edit at the top of the page.
    ISPmanager edit domain
  3. Scroll down to the section “Additional Features and uncheck “Use open_basedir” and click Ok.
    ISPmanager disable openbase

Upload or Extract Files with ISPmanager Control Panel

The file manager in ISPmanager can be used to upload, unzip/extract, delete, move and create files or folders. You’ll need to be logged into ISPmanager in order to do the following.

  • Navigate to Dashboard > File Manager
Uploading Files

We recommend using FTP to upload files. However, if you just need to upload a small file, you can follow the below steps.

  1. Navigate to the folder where you want to upload files. To find your website folder, it will be under the “www” directory and then the domain name.
  2. Click the upload button which appears above the directory listing.
    ISPmanager Upload File
  3. Choose the file type (from your computer or from a URL) and file. Click “Ok” when ready to upload.
    ISPmanager choose file
Unzipping or Extracting Files

If you’ve uploaded a zip or other file, you can extract it easily in the file manager.

Click the compressed file and then click the Extract button that appears above the list of files.
ISPmanager extract file

Enabling SSL in ISPmanager Control Panel

Most modern browsers will block websites not using “HTTPS” security. Here’s how to set SSL to use HTTPS for your website.

Do not do this step until your domain has fully propagated.

  1. When logged in to ISPmanager, navigate to www > www-domains.
    ISPManager Domain Menu
  2. Select the domain that you want to enable SSL for and click Edit.
    Edit domain ispmanager
  3. Select “Secure Connection (SSL)”, “Redirect HTTP-requests to HTTPS,” and choose the type of SSL certificate. We chose “Let’s Encrypt” for this tutorial and recommend that.
    ISPmanager enable ssl
  4. Click “Ok” when done.
  5. If you chose Let’s Encrypt, you’ll be brought to a page for more details. If everything looks ok, click “Ok” or change what you want to change and then click “Ok.”

Adding a Website in ISPmanager Control Panel

In order to have your website online, you’ll need to add it to the ISPmanager control panel.

  1. Once logged in to the ISPmanager panel, navigate to WWW > WWW-domains.
  2. At the top of the domain list on the right, click “Add.”
    ISPmanager WWW Domain
  3. Enter your domain name and the rest of the fields will auto-populate after a few seconds. Be sure to enter the Administrator email if the one shown is not correct. Do not set the SSL at this step as the NS has to propagate first. Do not enable DDoS protection.
    ISPmanager Add Domain
  4. Set your DNS records. Propagation can take 24-48 hours depending on your domain registrar.
  5. Enable Gzip at the bottom of the settings and click “Ok” when done.
    ISPmanager Gzip
  6. After propagation, you can enable SSL.

Moving Files or Folders in ISPmanager Control Panel

If you upload zip files and need to move the files after extraction, or just find that you need to move files around, here’s how.

Log into the ISPmanager control panel.

  1. Navigate to the folder that has the file or folder that you want to move.
  2. Select the file or folder and click “Copy” at the top of the page.
    Copy Files ISPmanager
  3. Select the folder you want to move the file(s)/folder(s) to and check the “Move Files” option. Click Ok to perform the move.
    Move files ISPmanager
    1. In the above image, “Overwrite” should be selected if you already have the same file(s) in the folder you are moving into as this will allow the newer files to overwrite the older files.
    2. The option “Open the selected directory” is self-explanatory.

Creating a Directory or Subdirectory in ISPmanager Control Panel

Creating directories or subdirectories is a simple process in ISPmanager.

Creating a Directory
  1. Once logged in to ISPmanager, navigate to Dashboard > File Manager.
  2. Open the “www” directory by double clicking on it. This is where your domain(s) will be found.
    ISPmanager file manager
  3. Open the domain in which you want to create a directory. For this tutorial, we’ll create a subdirectory for WordPress named “wp.”
  4. Click “Add” at the top of the columns.
    ISPmanager add folder
  5. For “Type” choose “Directory” and for “Name” we chose “wp” but you can choose the name you want and then click the “OK” button when done.
    ISPmanager directory name
Deleting a Directory

Select the directory you want to delete and click “Delete” at the top of the page.
ISPmanager delete directory

Logging in to the ISPmanager Control Panel

Your ISPmanager panel is where you’ll manage files, databases, FTP users, add a website, SSL, and lots more. If you’ve used Cpanel or Plesk before, you’ll find it similar to those.

Details to log into ISPmanager were sent to your email when you created the server.

You can reach the ISPmanager by typing one of the following in the browser address bar:

http://your_server_ip:1500
Replace “your_server_ip” with your actual server ip address or just click the link in the email.

or

http://yourhostname.yourdomain.com:1500
Replace “yourhostname.yourdomain.com” with your own hostname and domain.

Note: You need to have your hostname DNS record set to the server IP in order to use it for the URL.

Changing Panel Settings
If you want to change the language, password, username or other user settings for the panel follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Settings > User settings
    ISPmanager User settings
  2. On the right will be all of the settings available. Change what you want and click “Ok” at the bottom of the page.

Setting DNS Records

A DNS “A” record connect your domain name to your server IP address. “A” records let users enter your domain name in a Web browser to access your website.

Using BryZar DNS Manager

  • If you host with us, you would go to your client dashboard and click to Manage DNS.
  • If you have not added the domain/zone then please add from Manage DNS.
    Add DNS Zone BryZar
    1. Add your domain. Don’t enter a subdomain here.
    2. Select the server.
    3. Select the DNS server.
    4. Set the TTL or leave it automatic.
  • Once the nameservers are ready, you will need to change the assigned nameservers from your domain registrar to the nameservers provided in “Manage DNS.”
    eg. ns1.yourdomain.com, ns2.yourdomain.com

Note:
For TTL you can set it as low as 300 for faster propagation then later change it to 7200 or higher. You may also want to add a CNAME or A record for “www”.

Using Other DNS

If you want to use your own DNS, Cloudflare or your registrar, please see their specific instructions as each provider is different.
Adding an “A” record:
Type:
A
Name: yourdomain.com
Value: your_server_ip_address
TTL: 1800

Note: DNS propagation may take a couple of hours, or 24-72 hours depending on your domain registrar.