Add new virtual server and edit parameters of existing server (VDSmanager)

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To add a new virtual private server, click the "New" icon and fill out the form:

Module «VPS management»

VPS parameters

Module «VDS management»

  • Server identifier - any identifier that for internal use.
  • Slave server - select a slave server where you wish to create your VPS. If you wish to have a local server, select localhost. This field is available only if slave servers are registered in the control panel.
  • Server name - enter a name (hostname) for the host domain, for example,, This name is used by some applications.
  • IP-address - provide a primary IP-address of the virtual private server. This address must be located n the list of addresses for virtual servers (file /usr/local/ispmgr/etc/iplist), or, if you use IPmanager it must be in the block of free (unused) addresses of this panel user. Otherwise VDSmanager will return the error message. If you want this address to be allocated automatically, leave the field blank or enter "auto".
  • Administrator password - enter a password that a server administrator (root) will use to access his virtual private server.
  • Confirm password - retype the password to ensure it has been entered correctly.
  • Owner - from the drop-down menu select a VDSmanager administrator or reseller who will be the owner of this virtual server.
  • VPS template - from the drop-down menu select a predefined set of VPS parameters. A VDS template can essentially save your time when creating new servers. You can customize template parameters in the VDS templates module.
  • Disk template - choose re-installed software that will be used by your virtual private server. You can customize these parameters in the Disk templates module.
  • External names server - select an external server for this VPS. For more details read the article Remote DNS (VDSmanager).
  • ISPmanager license - select a type of the license for the ISPmanager control panel that will be installed on the virtual server.
  • Disk space - enter the maximum disk usage for the VPS (in megabytes).
  • Memory - enter the maximum total memory usage for processes running and libraries loaded on the VPS.
  • Swap file - enter the maximum size for the swap file. We recommend that you use twice as much swap as the maximum amount of memory.
  • CPU - enter the maximum CPU usage for the VPS. This field is shown if you check the box "Swap limits" in the Policy (VDSmanager) module.
  • CPU number - enter the number of processors for the VPS. Depending on the virtualization system installed on your server and number of processors this field may not display.
  • Processes - enter the maximum number of processes running inside the VPS.
  • File descriptors - enter the maximum number of file handlers opened inside the VPS.
  • Monthly traffic - enter the maximum amount of the server traffic per month (in megabytes) for the VPS.
  • Backups - select how often you want to back up your virtual server.
    • disable backup - backup copies won't be created for this virtual server.
    • daily backup - a daily backup will copy the files of the virtual private server every day.
    • weekly backup - a weekly backup will copy the files of the virtual private server every week.
    • monthly backup - a monthly backup will copy the files of the virtual private server every month.
  • Alias IP-addresses - enter the number of alias IP-addresses that can be assigned to this VPS.
  • Alias IPv6 - enter the number of alias Ipv6 addresses, if the local pool of IP-addresses is used.
  • Blocked - check the box to protect your VPS from destructions so as it cannot be deleted, suspended, reinstalled or anyhow altered virtual server.
  • Virtual network environment


Enter any information concerning your virtual server.

Port filtering

Module «VPS management»
  • Enable port filtering - select the check box to enable access control.
  • Filter ports - enter the numbers of TCP-ports from which you want to restrict access.

Edit parameters of existing virtual private server

To change parameters of an existing virtual private server, select it from the VDS list and click "Edit" icon. A new window will appear displaying the form similar to the new VDS creation form, except for several fields, such as IP-address, Root password, Confirm password, Disk template.

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