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ISPmanager is a control panel that allows you to manage your web hosting server(s) and is available for Hostwinds clients who have a Cloud VPS or Dedicated Servers.

Definition of ISPmanager Lite functions


  • Administrators – A list of all the administrator level accounts, the default is only ‘root’. Allows you to add/edit/delete administrators.
  • Users – A list of all the user accounts. Allows you to add/edit/delete users.
  • FTP users – A list of FTP only accounts. Allows you to add/edit/delete FTP accounts.
  • Mailboxes – A list of Email only accounts. Allows you to add/edit/delete mailboxes.


  • WWW-domains – A list of website domains/subdomains. Allows you to add/edit/delete domains to be served by Apache.
  • Mail domains – A list of email domains/subdomains. Allows you to add/edit/delete domains that will be allowed to send/receive email.
  • Domain names – A list of second level domains to manage DNS for. Allows you to add/edit/delete DNS zones.
  • Forbidden names – A list of top level domains that cannot be added by user accounts.

Web-server settings

  • SSL certificates – Manage SSL Certificates, generate Certificate Signing Requests
  • Web-scripts – Manage popular website environments like Joomla, WordPress, ZenCart, etc.
  • PHP – Manage the PHP settings and extensions for the installed PHP version(s)
  • Perl extensions – Install or delete Perl extensions
  • Python extensions – Install or delete Python extensions
  • WWW-logs – View, Clear, and Archive website logs

Spam filter

  • Whitelist – Manage a whitelist of email senders to not send to spam
  • Blacklist – Manage a blacklist of email senders to always send to spam
  • DNSBL list – Domain Name System Blackhole List management, to block entire domains from sending email to you


  • Backup copies – Automated on-server backups
  • Databases – Manage databases on the server
  • User import – Import user accounts from ISPmanager (4 lite/pro, 5 lite/business), cPanel, or Plesk
  • Shell-client – A command line interface to the server OS
  • Antivirus – Manage installed/purchased Antivirus modules
  • Execute command – Execute a single command-line program/scripts
  • Reboot server – Reboot the server at the OS level


  • Action log – A log of actions within ISPmanager, including root and user account changes
  • Access log – A log of root/user logins
  • Active connections – Shows services and the number of active connections for them
  • Limits – Shows the limits set on the server for number of databases, domains, ftp-users, mailboxes, etc.

Personal data

  • Terms of use – Allows you to add Terms of Use/privacy policy/etc. to the service for user accounts on the server to agree to
  • Log – Logging for users agreeing to the above terms


  • File manager – For browsing the file system on the server
  • Services – Monitoring and start/stop/restart enable/disable for email, httpd, sshd, etc. services
  • Network services – a list of service names, protocols, and ports used by the services running
  • Firewall – manually added firewall rules
  • Scheduler (cron) – Add/edit/delete/run scheduled tasks


  • Modules – Install/purchase extra services like CloudFlare, KernelCare, Let’s Encrypt
  • Slave servers – Add/edit/delete additional DNS servers to mirror the current one


  • Access to functions – Allows you to create groups of users with limited access to ISPmanager functions in their user accounts
  • IP addresses – Lists the IP addresses set on the server
  • Database servers – Allows management of external database servers
  • Templates – Similar to ‘packages’ in WHM/cPanel, allows creating a predefined set of limitations for a type of user account
  • Features – Allows the management and upgrading of web/mail/ftp/dns/database servers and PHP versions
  • Control panel address – Allows management of the IP(s) on the server that ISPmanager is accessable from
  • Branding settings – Allows custom colors/logo/copyright inside ISPManager
  • User settings – Allows changing the root password and other preferences within ISPmanager
    System configuration –
  • Logging settings – Allows editing the level at which events are logged, e.g. only errors or all debug information
  • Email notifications – Allows you to send Login notifications

System status

  • Background tasks – View running background tasks and stop them
  • Active sessions – Shows logged in user and root accounts
  • Notifications – Shows alerts for running (or not) services
  • System information – Shows CPU/disk/load average/processes/ram/uptime

Additional Apps

  • Roundcube WebMail – A direct link to the RoundCube webmail on the server
  • phpMyAdmin – A direct link to phpMyAdmin on the server


  •  Various links to ISPmanager’s website, wiki, video tutorials, etc.