H-Sphere Documentation

H-Sphere User Menu Based Guide
H-Sphere user guide explains how to administer the extensive features of your control panel to setup your email accounts and databases, increase your disk space and traffic quotas, configure web statistics, and perform many other important operations. All from your web browser.
Starting with your account:  setting your temporary index page, uploading your site, contents of your home directory.

Control Panel Basics:  changing hosting plan, changing billing period, control panel password, FTP password, changing traffic limit, changing disk quota, control panel skins, control panel language.

Registering domains:  creating standard domains, transfering domains, third level domains, stopgap domains, parking external domains, creating accounts without domains, domain renewal.

Configuring domains:  removing domains, instant domain aliases, creating subdomains, changing IPs from shared to dedicated, domain aliases, server aliases

Editing DNS settings:  DNS overview, removing built-in DNS records, creating custom DNS records.

Creating, promoting and managing your site:  SiteStudio website builder, WebShell and htProtect, Reverse Traceroute, Site Toolbox, Kanoodle.

Web Statistics:  Urchin, AWStats, Webalizer, ModLogAn.

Managing FTP:  Main FTP User, FTP sub-accounts, virtual FTP, anonymous FTP, anonymous FTP Upload Facilities.

Dynamic web content:  CGI scripts, PHP scripts, ASP (Active Server Pages), ASP.NET, ColdFusion, SSI (Server Side Includes), PHP/MySQL applications.

Preinstalled CGI scripts:  phpBB forum, mnoGoSearch, FrontPage Extensions, deprecated CGI scripts.

Traffic:  summary traffic, traffic cycle, traffic limit, Throttle policy.

Disk space:  individual resource quotas, summary disk usage, disk space billing

Mail: mailboxes, mail forwards, mailbox aliases, autoresponders, mailing lists, maildomain aliases, antispam, antivirus, fighting e-mail forgery, Outlook Express configuration, Netscape Mail configuration, Eudora Mail configuration.

Getting technical support:  sending trouble tickets, following up trouble tickets, closing trouble tickets.

Securing your .asp pages with ASPSecured
MySQL databases:  creating MySQL database and its users, editing MySQL databases (phpMyAdmin), MySQL disk quota, changing user passwords, user privileges.

PostgreSQL databases:  creating PostgreSQL users, deleting users and changing passwords, creating PostgreSQL databases, editing PgSQL databases (phpPgAdmin) and user privileges, PgSQL quota.

Microsoft SQL databases:  creating Microsoft SQL logins, creating Microsoft SQL databases, adding MS SQL database users, MS SQL quota, managing MS SQL databases (MS SQL Manager) ODBC DSN Records.

SharePoint (HS 3.0+): enable SharePoint Services on Domain, edit SharePoint Settings, manage SharePoint Users.

Application pools (HS 3.0+): configure dedicated application pool, web directory, web application.

Securing data through SSL:  using the Key and Certificate you already have, temporary key and certificate, permanent certificates, renewing permanent certificates, shared SSL.

Comodo SSL:  Buy&install Comodo certificate in one step, renew Comodo SSL Certificate.

Online commerce:  compare Miva Merchant and osCommerce, Miva Merchant, osCommerce, updating osCommerce.

Paying for hosting:  billing profile, automatic email invoicing, billing period and billing month, when and what fees, refunds, billing history, viewing overall charges, becoming a pay user, getting your money back.

Manipulating pages:  redirect URL, directory indexes, error pages, Server Side imagemap, MIME types, WAP Support.

Obtaining direct access to server:  accessing your SSH account (Shell Access), running your Shell scripts with Crontab.

Virtual Private Servers:  checking VPS status, adding custom DNS Records, changing root password, adding VPS IP, changing server limits, looking up system information.

MS Exchange Hosting (HS 2.5+): managing mailboxes, managing SMTP domains, adding DNS MX records, managing distribution lists.

Dedicated Servers (HS 2.5+): adding dedicated servers, managing dedicated servers.