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  1. #1
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    HSphere Plans Setup

    I recently purchased a HSphere reseller plan that will allow me to set up both Unix and Windows Plans. There are quite a few options for each that I can select. Some are quite obvious as to if I should select them or not. Some options Im not quite sure about.

    Based on the following list of options for both Unix and Windows, is there any that you would NOT select and why. I have put a YES next to the ones that I think should be selected, and a ? next to the ones that Im not sure about. I would like to know how my selections compare to what you MORE experienced guys and girls are using.

    Im also interested in the Statistics Logs. Are some of them just going to use space and really not provide any value?

    I do NOT expect anyone to spend the time to specify EVERY option they would or would not use. Im just asking if Any of the options that I have either indicated that I would use or ones that Im not sure about stick out as being important or could cause me problems.

    Thanks in advance to any and all who will take the time to respond. Also, If anyone knows of a site that provides any assistance in determining what options should or should not be used, I would greatly appreciate the URL.

    Unix:

    Quotas

    Summary Disk Usage =NO

    Domain Types

    Domain=Yes
    Domain registration=YES
    Domain Transfer=YES
    Subdomain=YES
    Stopgap Domain=???
    Third Level Domain=YES
    Domain Alias=YES
    Parked Domain=???

    Web Services

    CGI Resource=YES
    Cgi-bin Resource=YES
    Front Page=???
    Server Side Include=YES
    PHP Module=YES
    Redirect URL=YES
    Directory Index=YES
    Server Side Imagemap=???
    Throttle Resource=???
    mnogoSearch=???
    phpBB=YES
    Error Document=YES

    Statistics

    Referrer Log=YES
    Agent Log=???
    Error Log=YES
    Webalizer Resource=YES
    Modlogan Resource=YES
    AWStats=YES
    Transfer Log=YES

    Mail Services

    Email Auto Responder=YES
    Mail Box Alias=YES
    Mail Forward=YES
    Mailing List=YES
    Mail Domain Alias=YES
    Mail Relay=YES
    AntiSpam=YES
    AntiVirus=YES

    E-Commerce Options

    SSL Module=???
    Shared SSL=???
    osCommerce=YES

    Other

    FTP sub-account=???
    Virtual FTP Server=???
    Anonymous FTP Server=???
    Custom DNS Record=YES
    Crontab=YES
    Kanoodle=???
    RLimitCPU=???
    RLimitMEM=???
    RLimitNPROC=???
    SiteStudio=YES
    MySQL=YES
    MS SQL=YES
    PGSQL=YES
    HT Support Selector=???


    Windows

    Quotas

    Summary Disk Usage=NO

    Domain Types

    Domain=YES
    Domain registration=YES
    Domain Transfer=YES
    SubDomain=YES
    Stopgap Domain=???
    Third level domain=YES
    Domain alias=YES
    Parked domain=???

    Web Services

    CGI Resource=YES
    Cgi-bin Resource=YES
    ASP Resource=YES
    ASPSecured=???
    ASPSecuredLicense=???
    ASP.NET=YES
    Front Page=YES
    Server Side Include=YES
    PHP Module=YES
    ColdFusion module=YES
    Redirect URL=YES
    Directory Index=YES
    phpBB=YES
    Error Document=YES

    Statistics

    Transfer Log=YES
    Webalizer Resource=YES
    AWStats=YES

    Mail Services

    Email Auto Responder=YES
    Mail Box Alias=YES
    Mail Forward=YES
    Mailing List=YES
    Mail Domain Alias=YES
    Mail Relay=YES
    AntiSpam=YES
    AntiVirus=YES

    E-Commerce Options

    SSL Module=???
    Shared SSL=???
    osCommerce=YES

    Other

    Anonmous FTP Server=???
    Custom DNS Server=YES
    SiteStudio=YES
    Kanoodle=???
    MySQL=YES
    MS SQL=YES
    MS SQL Manager=YES
    PGSQL=YES
    ODBC Service=YES
    ODBC DSN Record=YES
    CF DSN Record=YES
    HT Support Selector=???

  2. #2
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    Front Page - You would probably want to enable that in case you get a user who uses FrontPage to design their sites.

    SSL Module - This will allow a user to install a SSL cert on their site making it secure. I would put that to a yes.

    Shared SSL - I would enable this only if your provider is supplying an anonymous shared SSL cert.

    FTP sub-account - This is only available on Unix/Linux plans right now but I would make that a Yes also. It allows a user to set permissions for another FTP account under their control panel.

    RLimitCPU
    RLimitMEM
    RLimitNPROC - Be careful with these as they are known to cause problems with FrontPage Extensions.

    HT Support Selector - Last time I checked this was not part of the plan config. Your host could be behind on a few versions and should upgrade. This allows you(the admin) to select a different support system to use other then Hsphere's default.

    Hope this helps you out.
    Jamie
    RadicalV.com High Velocity Hosting Services - Since 1999
    Hsphere Linux & Windows Hosting ~ Automated Reseller Plans ~ EasyApp Collection

  3. #3
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    Here are a few more.....

    Virtual FTP Server- This is basically the same as FTP subaccount but has more options for the user such as making a dir read only.

    Anonmous FTP Server- I am going to suggest a No on this one.
    Jamie
    RadicalV.com High Velocity Hosting Services - Since 1999
    Hsphere Linux & Windows Hosting ~ Automated Reseller Plans ~ EasyApp Collection

  4. #4
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    RADV - Thanks for taking the time to reply.

    The HSphere version in my control panel says:

    2.4.2.490.20050529

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    That is the last stable version but HT Support Selector comes from another vendor.
    Jamie
    RadicalV.com High Velocity Hosting Services - Since 1999
    Hsphere Linux & Windows Hosting ~ Automated Reseller Plans ~ EasyApp Collection

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    I would not offer Stopgap Domain. What kind of people sign up for a hosting account and never plan to use a domain name? Sure there are probably some legitimate users who would, but most of the time it would be fraud. Besides, a regular account includes an "Instant Access Domain Alias" so they can access their site before their domain transfers over.

    Be careful with Third Level Domain. This will let your customers sign up for an account with a domain name of theirchoice.YOURdomain.com. They don't need to register a domain this way, but they can easily spam with this and it goes out with YOUR domain on it!

    As Chris pointed out, the RLimits can cause big problems. If you don't change the default values, FrontPage and AWstats will both stop working.

    Have to run, sorry I can't help with more here.
    Mark Wright
    Wrightsites.com Web Hosting - H-Sphere Hosting on Linux & Windows 2003
    DomainXpress

  7. #7
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    MarkW78

    Thanks for the reply!!

  8. #8
    Greetings:

    May I suggest asking in http://forum.psoft.net/ ?

    While a number of H-Sphere providers visit here, more are active in http://forum.psoft.net/

    Thank you.
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    Peter M. Abraham
    LinkedIn Profile

  9. #9
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    I thought that I had. I just checked and did not find any.

    Good Idea.

    Thanks!!

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    mnogoSearch is a site serach and indexing script. Customers can enable mnogoSearch and every night their site will be indexed. They can then perform keyword searches. More info at http://search.mnogo.ru/products.html We have this feature enabled and find it adds value.

    Enabling Kanoodle allows customers to sign up for a Kanoodle (pay per click search engine) account right from their control panel. They were offering a free $5 credit, not sure if they're still doing that. We didn't find this feature to be very valuable, we don't have it enabled.

    A great resource is at http://www.psoft.net/HSdocumentation...ler/index.html and a page that explains each plan option is at http://www.psoft.net/HSdocumentation...ing_plans.html
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    Inthrive

    Thanks for the post!!

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