1. Introduction


It is essential that you verify and adjust the settings prior to configuration as some commands and templates will change according to your settings.

To configure the required services that will be running in your server, e.g. webserver and mailserver, froxlor provides simple templates/commands based on the system-default config-files of the used distribution. These steps will also create required directories and users according to your settings.

2.1 Automatically from CLI

If you just want to finish up quickly and don't care about the commands executed and files created (it's a good way to learn and get the setup to know!) froxlor can automatically execute the required commands for you. For this simply run the following script as root-user in the shell of your server:

php /var/www/froxlor/install/scripts/config-services.php --froxlor-dir=/var/www/froxlor/ --create

You will be prompted to select your Distribution/OS, followed by the webserver you want to use, the mail-services and ftp-service and at last, the system-services. If a specific service-category should not be installed/configured, enter x and continue.

For the system services, the cron service will be included whether you select it or not, as it is required in any way for froxlor to work. Selecting logrotate is advisable. If you enabled FCGID or PHP-FPM in the settings, you should of course select the corresponding service here too.

You can always re-run the config-services.php script to (re-)configure all or specific services. Just run the script with the --help parameter to see all the possibilites.

2.2 Manually via copy'n'paste

To manually configure the services, navigate to Configuration on the left side menu as admin-user in froxlor. First, select your distribution/OS from the top selectbox, then select the service you want to configure from the second selectbox. Lastly, select which service-daemon to show the commands for and copy and paste the shown commands one after another in your servers shell as root-user.

For some services it is required to set the MySQL password of the unprivileged database user you have specified in the installation process and click Apply. If you skip this, you will manually need to replace the placeholder FROXLOR_MYSQL_PASSWORD in the configuration-files with the corresponding password.

If this is the first time you are configuring the server, then running the commands for Other (system) => Cronjob for froxlor is required in order for froxlor to work (e.g. creating customers etc. when added via webinterface).

3. Different PHP interfaces (optional)

4. Need help?

If you run into any problems or have difficulties understanding / setting-up / whatever - don't hesitate to contact us either via e-mail ( or the preferred way: on Discord (https://discord.froxlor.orgopen in new window) and our forums ( in new window)