phpIPAM: A Web Based IP Address Mangement System


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Few days before, We have featured IP Address Management system called “IPplan”. Today i have come up with an another web based IP address managent system called “phpIPAM”.

For those who don’t know about phpipam, it is an open-source, simple and light weight web IP address management application. It is ajax-based using jQuery libraries, php scripts, javascript and some HTML5/CSS3 features.


– IPv4 / IPv6 address management
– Domain authentication (AD) / OpenLDAP authentication
– Per-group permissions
– Multiple level of nested subnets
– Visual subnet display
– IPv4 / IPv6 address calculator
– VRF support
– VLAN management
– Device management
– RIPE import
– Import / export XLS files
– User management
– E-Mail notification with IP details
– IP database search
– IP request module
– IP range adding / editing / deleting
– Custom IP/subnet/userVLAN address fields

Install phpIPAM On CentOS 6.4

I tested this how-to on CentOS 6.4, although it will work on all RHEL based distros. If you are using Debian/Ubuntu based systems, you can find the official installation instructions for Debian here.

Your server should have installed and configured with Apache, MySQL and PHP(LAMP). Refer any one of the following links to setup LAMP server.

Install LAMP (Apache, MariaDB, PHP) Server On CentOS 6.4.


Install LAMP (Apache, MySQL, PHP) Server On CentOS 6.4.

Install the following php modules.

# yum install php-common php-pear php-mysql php-ldap

Adjust Firewall/Router Settings

Allow the apache default port “80″ through iptables/router. Edit file /etc/sysconfig/iptables,

# vi /etc/sysconfig/iptables

Add the following line.

-A INPUT -p tcp -m state --state NEW --dport 80 -j ACCEPT

Now restart the iptables service.

# /etc/init.d/iptables restart

Getting phpIPAM

Download the latest version of phpIPAM here or enter the following command to download it from your terminal.

# wget

Extract it and move to your web root folder.

# tar -xvf phpipam-0.8.tar 
# mv phpipam/ /var/www/html/phpipam

phpIPAM Configuration

Open up the config.php file in any editor.

# nano /var/www/html/phpipam/config.php

Add the mysql database name, user and password etc that you’ve created earlier. Here my database name is phpipam, database user is phpipam and user password is centos. Replace the values with your own.

/*    database connection details
$db['host'] = "localhost";
$db['user'] = "phpipam";
$db['pass'] = "centos";
$db['name'] = "phpipam";


Set the rewrite base as shown below.

define('BASE', "/phpipam/");

This means that we can access the phpipam console with URL “http://domain-name/phpipam.

Save and close the file.

Now edit file “.htaccess”,

 # nano /var/www/html/phpipam/.htaccess

Set rewrite base path.

# change rewrite base if not in root
RewriteBase /phpipam/

Save and close the file.

Apache Mod rewrite Configuration

Edit the default apache config file /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf.

# nano /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

Find the line AllowOverride none to AllowOverride All as shown below.

<Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride All

Save and close. Restart apache service.

# service httpd restart

Begin Installation

Enter http://domain-name/phpipam or http://ip-address/phpipam in your browser address bar.

The following screen should appear. Enter the mysql database user name and password to create new database for phpipam.

phpIPAM - Mozilla Firefox_005Now you will a screen that shows “Database installed successfully”.

Selection_010Click on the Login to phpIPAM link. The default username is Admin and password is ipamadmin.

Selection_008This is how your administrative dashboard looks.

phpipam IP address management - Mozilla Firefox_009