ISPConfig 3.2 Beta 3 Released

ISPConfig 3.2 is the next generation of our hosting control panel. Today we publish the
third beta version (pre-release) of ISPConfig 3.2 for testing. We do not recommend updating
production systems to the beta version.

We had originally planned to release the final version on October 1st. The final version is now planned for October 12th.
— update —
Due to some issues that were found in Beta 3, we decided to move the release date to October 15.

What’s new?

The new version comes with a lot of new features and bug fixes. Here are a few highlights:

– Added support for CentOS 8 and Ubuntu 20.04
– Important: We are going to drop support for Courier in the future. Please convert your setup to Dovecot.

– Terminated TLSv1 and TLSv1.1 support
– Support for requesting a Let’s Encrypt certificate for the panel, Postfix, Dovecot, and Pure-FTPd on install/upgrade
– Dropdowns for domains are not prefilled anymore
– Client protection (also known as admin protection) can now be disabled under System -> Main config
– Almost all strings can now be translated
– Added a lot of translations from several contributors.
– Fixed some visual issues

– As the APS project is dead, we removed APS from our panel
– HTTP/2 will be enabled for all websites if your software supports it
– When a directive snippet is changed under System -> Directive Snippets, all sites using the snippet will be updated
– You can view the dependent alias- / subdomains for a website
– A lot of new backup functions:
– New backup formats for web files and database: TAR, RAR, 7z, zip
– Backups can be encrypted
– You can run a backup manually from the interface
– Note: we changed some important things in the vhost.conf.master. If you use a custom one, please update it.
– Added support for GoAccess
– Improved handling of chrooted users
– Update existing Jails automatically via cronjob

– The autoresponder start and stop dates are now optional
– You can configure a purge for emails in the junk and trash folders that are older than X days
– Move spam emails to junk is now enabled by default for new mailboxes
– A lot of functions from the mailbox settings are now available for mail users as well

– Algorithm 13 is the new default for signing zones. To migrate your existing signed zones, see:
– The records tab is now the first tab
– You can now use @ and * as hostname for DNS records
– Renamed the CAA record for Comodo to “Sectigo / Comodo CA”
– New record types: SSHFP and DNAME
– CAA, SSHFP, and DNAME records can now be added through the API
– Added a function to hide the BIND version to external users

– The Let’s Encrypt log has been made available in the interface under Monitor -> Let’s Encrypt log

– We merged the “Password and Language” and “Interface” tab

– Fixed the layout of the language editor
– Added SSL support for the apps virtual host

Fixed security issues:
– Restricted symlink use to the owner of the webroot (for Nginx users)
– Disabled automatic indexing for Apache sites
– Fixed an issue where resellers were able to create clients with more rights than themself
– Blocked a function which could be used to bypass traffic quota

Plus many smaller changes and improvements under the hood.

You can see the full changelog here:

Known issues

Please take a look at the bug tracker:[]=Bug

You can report bugs at

Supported Linux Distributions

– Debian 9 – 10 and Debian testing (recommended)
– Ubuntu 16.04 — LTS – 20.04 LTS (recommended)
– CentOS 7 – 8

Download ISPConfig 3.2 Beta 3

The installation instructions for ISPConfig can be found here:

How can I update to the 3.2 Beta version?

Run the following commands as root user on your ISPConfig server.

cd /tmp
tar xvfz ISPConfig-3.2b3.tar.gz
cd ispconfig3_install/install
php -q update.php