Quick Start

In order to make things as easy as possible for Rinux users, a variety of services is at your disposal. This page lists the most significant services and provides links to access them (if that is possible).


There is the a manual covering most aspects of the Rinux Platform, some of them in great detail. The manual is somewhat outdated but it still might be a good thing to at least skim it.

  • Rinux Manual (Deutsche Ausgabe v1.0, 2005-04-13, ca. 700 KB)

E-Mail Services

You can access your e-mails using your favourite e-mail client (such as Thunderbird) as well as using the Webmail Service. Use the following reference table when creating accounts in the mail client.

Incoming E-Mail Settings
Incoming mail protocols POP3, IMAP4
Incoming mail server name rinux.net
POP3 port (cleartext, encrypted) 110, 995
IMAP4 port (cleartext, encrypted) 143, 993
POP3 / IMAP4 TLS support yes
Outgoing E-Mail Settings
Outgoing mail protocol SMTP
Outgoing mail server name rinux.net
SMTP port (cleartext, encrypted) 25, 465
SMTP TLS support yes

You are highly encouraged to use encrypted connections via the designated alternative ports (marked bold). If you decide to use cleartext connections, your user name and password will be sent in plain text. This means that anyone listening on your internet connection (e.g. in public Wi-Fi hotspots) can capture your user name and password and access your Rinux account!

Mailing Lists

Rinux also provides mailing lists for all users. You can access your existing mailing lists via the Mailman listinfo pages or request a new mailing list (remember to include list name, list owner e-mail address and purpose).

Web Page Hosting

You will need to upload your files to your /home/user/public_html/sub.domain directory in order to have them shown to people visiting your web page. The most convenient method to upload files is via FTP (explicit TLS is supported) or SFTP. Details are in the Rinux Manual. The recommended FTP application is FileZilla.

MySQL Databases

Most current web applications require a recent SQL-based database to store their runtime data. Rinux uses MySQL to provide database functionality to users. You can access and manage your existing databases via the PHPmyAdmin interface or request a new database (remember to include the desired database name).


Rinux is committed to providing a secure and reliable hosting environment. Regular backups using different storage locations and methods are in place to help you recover data should the need arise. Request backup assistance via the contact page.