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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.

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_psswd") 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_psswd; 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_psswd
    • PhpPgAdmin: database_login / database_psswd
  • 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