Preparing the equipment for work

An administrator's work involves a pool of different tasks: from complicated and important ones to routine operations. ISPsystem platforms allow to optimize frequent operations and simplify administration. This way we help companies save time, optimize their staff use and focus on things more important than routine operations.

Quick OS installation

All ISPsystem platforms support automatic OS installation from templates during server creation. The administrator no longer needs to spend time searching for the installation package, launching it manually and controlling the process. Thanks to automating this task the user gets a running virtual machine or a dedicated server in a couple of minutes. The most popular OS templates are available from ISPsystem repository:

  • CentOS 6, 7
  • Debian 8, 9, 10
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019

Client’s own templates can also be used.

Using scripts to start operations

Scripts allow to automatically install auxiliary applications on the server after OS installation or at any other time.

Let us consider an example. The user holds video conferences using the BigBlueButton. They are held every 4 months, so it is costly to rent computing capacity for this purpose on permanent basis – it is more cost-efficient to rent a server immediately before the conference. However, it is not reasonable to spend 1.5 to 2 hours each time to install the required software. In such situations, recipes help save time.

While it is the administrator’s prerogative to create OS templates, scripts can also be managed by end users. To install a script, simply open the corresponding menu in the platform and paste the code into the input field. You can write the script in any language – it is only critical that the necessary interpreter is available in the operating system.