User levels

    Only authorized users can work in ISPmanager. This article describes user levels in the control panel. 

    There are three user levels in ISPmanager:

    • Superuser (root);
    • Administrator (admin);
    • User.

    Superuser (root)

    A user account with the root permissions is created and used during the installation of ISPmanager. All other operations are performed with administrator permissions. 

    A superuser can:

    • manage other user accounts (admin, user): create, set up access permissions, delete;
    • analyze the access and notifications logs;
    • perform preliminary setup of the control panel.

    Administrator (admin)

    A user account with the administrator permissions (admin) is created during the installation of ISPmanager.  He can manage domains and domain names. 

    An ISPmanager administrator can perform the following operations:

    • manage user accounts: create, restrict permissions, delete;  
    • manage domain names; 
    • configure the control panel; 
    • install and update software applications; 
    • manage and configure web-servers; 
    • set up PHP;
    • configure protection for mail domains from spam and viruses; 
    • set up the backup system.  


    A user in ISPmanager is the owner of websites (WWW-domains). Only an ISPmanager administrator can create a user. 

    A user can perform the following operations: 

    • create and manage websites; 
    • create mail domains and mailboxes; 
    • create and manage databases;
    • manage domain names;
    • set up SSL-certificates for domain names.