NextGVoIP Linux Webserver – Network Configuration Manual

Posted on September 23, 2011 by admin

Please follow the instructions step by step to change the configuration of your Linux Webserver to suit your network. The webserver is designed on an Intel P4 1GB Ram and 40GB HDD (i386). Choose a similar or better computer as your dedicated server.

Boot and Install DVD on desired server computer.
Install Winscp [download here] & Putty [download here] on your operating computer.

The server image is in it’s default configuration static IP
192.168.1.228 | 255.255.255.0 | 192.168.1.0
let’s change it to,
192.168.1.229 | 255.255.255.0 | 192.168.1.0

1. Change server root password

On your server, login as root
username : root
Password : nextgvoip

Type, ‘passwd’ to change your root password. Please select a password with letters, numbers, upper-lower cases, minimum 10 characters. 

2. Change server Network IP

On your operating computer, using WinSCP, login using the root password.

goto etc/systemconfig/network-scripts/

Open the 2 files, ifcfg-eth0 and ifcfg-eth0 and change the network settings that matche your network.

Goto server and restart the network services.

eth0 – network interface card ONE
eth1 – network interface card TWO
If you have 1 network interface card on your server, only one will be used.

3. Change Webmin admin password

On your operating computer, using a web browser, login to webmin http://192.168.1.229:10000
username : admin
Password : nextgvoip

Change admin password : Please select a password with letters, numbers, upper-lower cases, minimum 10 characters.

I personally prefer webmin UI for configuration and debug the system.

4. Change ISPConfig 3 admin password

On your operating computer, using a web browser, login to ISPConfig http://192.168.1.229:8080
username : admin
Password : nextgvoip

Change admin password : Please select a password with letters, numbers, upper-lower cases, minimum 10 characters.

Check your services

4. Change ISPConfig 3 network settings

Change the network setting with-in ISPConfig to match your server network configuration.

4.1 Change server config

4.2 Change server IP

Check the services again. The services : web, dns, smtp, imap, ftp, mysql should be up and running now.

5. Port forward

To make the server visible to outside world, forward the ports from your router to the server IP.

Couple of screen prints, FYI.

        

Download the ISPConfig quick guide [here] to setup your websites. Any questions, please contact us using our contact us page.