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 I’m 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 I’m not sure about. I would like to know how my selections compare to what you MORE experienced guys and girls are using.
I’m 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. I’m just asking if Any of the options that I have either indicated that I would use or ones that I’m 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.
Server Side Include=YES
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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.
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
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