cpwebhosting.net provides H-sphere control panel with their all web hosting plans. can any one tell me the features of H-sphere control panel.
H-Sphere is designed for both Linux and Windows platforms. Moreover, resellers can set up plans for both Linux and Windows and administer sites on different servers from the same control panel. The control panel, actually a separate server, also provides administrative access to the integrated helpdesk.
H-Sphere is a scalable multiserver web hosting solution. It has many advanced features and a sophisticated billing system to automate and improve your web hosting tasks. H-Sphere was designed to work on many servers and can be scaled by adding more web, mail, database, and DNS servers without any downtime. It provides a simple, easy-to-use web interface that can be maintained from any computer with internet connection. H-Sphere was written in Java and works with any SQL-compliant database. It runs only industry standard software.
H-Sphere offers the highest level of web-hosting operations by providing:
* Complete automation for Linux, FreeBSD and Windows platforms
* Billing solution
* Over 20 Supported Merchant Gateways
* Flexibility at all levels
* Private label resellers
* User-friendly control panel
* Comprehensive set of hosting features
H-Sphere is a comprehensive hosting automation system that allows you to provide a heterogeneous operating system environment to your customers across multiple servers. It can manage hosting servers located in various data centers.
H-Sphere can have a multiple server layout, called a cluster. The main server in the cluster is the actual H-Sphere Control Panel, a web application with graphical interface, which centralizes all hosting management tasks, controls all hosting servers and services, manages users, domains, events, and processes. The Control panel consists of many subsystems, the major of them being the following:
* DNS Management
* Server Management
* User Signup
* Billing & Plan Management
* Merchant Gateway Management
* User/Account/Domain Management
* Automatic Domain Registration
* Support Center
* Look And Feel Management
Through H-Sphere web interface, you can configure and manage these and other subsystems, other servers, user accounts and domains, etc. All system data, such as billing, domain, and other info, is stored in the Postgres system database.
DNS is managed by H-Sphere.
A typical H-Sphere setup requires one service domain name (example.com) which is used as:
– the control panel domain (cp.example.com:8080 or cp.example.com:8443),
– web server domain (web1.example.com, web2.example.com),
– name server domain (ns1.example.com, ns2.example.com), etc.
It can also be used for third level hosting and instant access domain aliases, as well as to host the corporate (promotional) website.
The most typical configuration is to have two DNS servers, each on a separate box. In case of one-server installations, you can put two DNS servers on one box. By default, H-Sphere randomly assigns primary and secondary DNS servers for each domain to balance server load. If you want, you can assign master and slave roles to DNS logical servers.
H-Sphere creates a zone file for each domain name on both name servers, and allows end users to create custom DNS records through a web interface.