Ispmanager 6 lite, pro, host documentation

Installation guide



You can install ispmanager on a dedicated server or virtual machine created on hypervisor-based virtualization or OVZ container virtualization. Your server must meet the requirements described in the article Server requirements

This article walks you through the steps you need to perform to install ispmanager.

License activation 

License types are described in this article.

A trial license is activated automatically after you have installed ispmanager on the servers. You don't need to order a license. 

If you want to use a commercial version you first need to purchase the license. Specify the public IP address of the server where the control panel will be installed.

If the server runs not behind the NAT and IP address is assigned to its network interface, the ispmanager license will be activated during the installation. For more information please refer to the article License IP address.

If the server runs behind the NAT, and the IP address is not specified for the license or the license IP address is not assigned to its network interface, you need to activate your license with a key. Learn more in this article.


Before you start, check that the wget utility is installed on the server. Also make sure SELinux is disabled, as it may disturb the correct operation of the control panel.

Installation steps: 

  1. Connect to the server via SSH with the superuser permissions (root). 
  2. Download the installation script:
    wget -O
  3. Start the script:
    • Execute the following command to install the latest version of the control panel:
    • To install ispmanager with a trial license or a license with key activation:
      sh --ispmgr6
    • To install a specific version, execute with the parameter --release, e.g.:
      sh --release 6.40.1 ISPmanager --ispmgr6
    • To install ispmanager with the OpenLiteSpeed web server:
      sh --openlitespeed ispmanager-lite
  4. Select a version:
    • stable — a stable version which used to be in the beta-testing phase and now is successfully released;
    • beta — a version with the latest updates, however still in the beta-testing phase.

      The installation script will connect two ispmanager repositories: ispsystem-base.repo is used for installing additional software, ispsystem.repo is used for installing ispmanager control panels.
  5. Select an ispmanager version:
    • 1—ispmanager lite (pro, host) with recommended software applications;
    • 2— ispmanager lite (pro, host) with the minimal set of software applications.
  6.  For ispmanager lite (pro, host) with the recommended software, select the web server:
    • 1 — Nginx and Apache MPM-ITK;
    • 2 — OpenLiteSpeed.

After the installation is completed you can access ispmanager at the following URL:

URL: https://<server ip address>:1500/ispmgr
Login: root
Password: <root password>

Installation script parameters

--helpOutput of the menu with options
--release Installing a specific version of the panel
--noinstallAdd repositories and not to install packages
--ignore-hostnameIgnore the wrong domain name of the server
--silentNot to ask for the server name and activation key
--no-letsencryptDo not release Let's Encrypt for the domain provided by the panel
--le-domainThe domain for the Let's Encrypt certificate. Specify the domain that is already directed to your server. The panel after installation will be accessible via it with a protected valid certificate.
--disable-fail2banNot to install fail2ban
--ispmgr5Install ispmanager 5
--openlitespeedInstall ispmanager 6 lite with openlitespeed web-server. Supported starting from 6.52. Not compatible with business or earlier release versions of the panel.

For example, the command to install the stable version of the ispmanager 6-lite panel with the recommended packages, ignoring the incorrect server name and not issuing a Let'sEncrypt certificate for the panel domain name will be the following:

sh --ignore-hostname --no-letsencrypt --release stable ispmanager-lite

Minimal software

Ispmanager lite (pro, host) install the database server MySQL or MariaDB.

The following recommended software applications will be installed with ispmanager lite (pro, host):

  • web server  — OpenLiteSpeed or Apache MPM-ITK + Nginx and additional programs (PHP module, awstats, logrotate, PHP-FPM);
  • mail servers  — Dovecot, Exim and additional programs (RoundCube, sieve);
  • DNS-server — BIND ;
  • FTP-server — ProFTP;
  • MySQL administration web interface — phpMyAdmin;
  • PHP 5.6, 7.4, 8.0 Apache module, CGI, PHP-FPM;
  • fail2ban.