What are the System requirements for ISPProtect?

ISPProtect requires PHP (command line PHP) on the server, PHP versions from 5.3 to 7.4 are supported. The first Scan-Level uses the ClamAV Scan engine with our malware signatures plus the ClamAV antivirus signatures, so ClamAV has to be installed as well. Most web servers have PHP already installed. If you are unsure if your server has PHP, run the command:

php -v

it will return the PHP version when PHP is already installed, otherwise it will return „command not found“.


How is ISPProtect related to ISPConfig?

ISPProtect is developed by the company ISPConfig UG that also develops the ISPConfig Control Panel. The revenue from ISPProtect sales help us to cover the expenses of the ISPConfig OpenSource project.


Does ISPProtect require ISPConfig on a server?

ISPProtect is does not require ISPConfig. ISPProtect can be used on any web server, no matter if the server uses ISPConfig, Plesk, DirectAdmin, any other or no hosting control panel at all.


Does ISPProtect install any software on my Server?

ISPProtect does not install software on your server. It just downloads the ionCube loader when ionCube is not configured in the server PHP and includes it on the fly for the ISPProtect process. ionCube is not installed on your server PHP.


How to remove ISPProtect from my server?

Just delete the ISPProtect files in the folder where you downloaded it.


When you downloaded ISPProtect to the /tmp folder, then you can remove it with this command:

rm -f ispp_scan*


Which outdated CMS are detected by ISPProtect?

Currently ISPProtect detects outdated versions of these CMS and web software:

  • WordPress
    • including most plugins available on wp
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • Contao
  • Magentocommerce
  • Woltlab Burning Board
  • Mediawiki
  • CMS Made Simple
  • Typo3
  • phpMyAdmin
  • Shopware

More CMS will be added soon.