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This page simply aims at listing the services provided by TuxFamily.

Common services

TuxFamily hosts a few services you can use without even registering to TuxFamily:

User-wide services

The most basic services TuxFamily offers to registered users are user accounts and projects, also known as groups. Your user account notably enables you to log in to:

Project-wide services

Here are the objects/services you can require on the panel once your project is accepted:

Also, keep in mind your project is automatically referenced on the public part of the TuxFamily panel.


TuxFamily is a hoster, not a forge. Therefore, TuxFamily does not provide some services, such as a preformatted website, a bugtracker instance (you have to install and manage your own one on a web area) or other nifty social thingies (e.g. kudos). Also, dynamic pages on web areas may be generated by almost any stateless CGI-compatible technology; "stateless" means "generated without having to keep a process or daemon alive between two dynamic requests". Thus, most application servers (Tomcat, GlassFish, Jetty, Mongrel, Zope, ...) are not welcome at TuxFamily.

You may want to consider other free services to host your project, such as Framasoft, GNA, NotABug, or Savannah.

Reminder for your connection parameters

  • TuxFamily panel: your_login / your_password (you can ask for a new one if you inadvertently forgot it)
  • Jabber service: / your_password
  • Manage your files: if you have a project group, inform contributors they shall connect to SFTP/SSH/FTP using their own login.
    • SFTP service: your_login / your_password
    • SSH service: your_login / your_password
    • FTP service: your_login / your_password (in case you wonder: use passive mode; do not hesitate to switch to SFTP though)
  • Manage your databases:
    • The database username (referred below as "database_login") is the same as the database name itself, i.e. ParentProjectName_SpecificName
    • The database password (referred below as "database_password") can be defined/changed through the TuxFamily panel, among the database settings.
    • Direct access (e.g. from your web area or your SSH shell): database_login / database_password; notes:
      • The server hostname is "sql", using standard TCP ports (3306 for MySQL, 5432 for PostgreSQL).
      • Yes, the server name for both MySQL and PostgreSQL is simply "sql", with no extension.
      • Yes, it works as is.
      • No, we do not have a lot of imagination.
      • No, we will not change anything anywhere to make "localhost" act the same way.
      • No, it cannot be accessed remotely from outside TuxFamily (for security reasons, e.g. this kind of things).
    • PhpMyAdmin: database_login / database_password
    • PhpPgAdmin: database_login / database_password
  • Access your mails:
    • from a proper client (MUA, Mail User Agent):
      • IMAPS service: your_login / your_password
      • IMAP service: your_login / your_password
      • POPS service: your_login / your_password
      • POP service: your_login / your_password
    • from a web browser:
  • Let TuxFamily manage your domain:
    • NameServers: and
    • Web areas entry point: set your DNS records to (A) or (CNAME) -- do not forget the www subdomain if you want it.
  • Let TuxFamily manage your mails for that domain:
    • Set your DNS records (MX) to and