Parallels H-Sphere Documentation Administrator Guide Dedicated Servers

 

Dedicated Server Plans

(version 2.5 and higher)
 
 

Related Docs:   Dedicated Servers Intro Creating and Editing Plans

Last modified: 24 Dec 2007

 

WARNING: This documentation covers Parallels H-Sphere versions up to 3.1. For the latest up-to-date Parallels H-Sphere documentation, please proceed to the official Parallels site.

In this document we describe features specific to dedicated server plans. If any additional info on plans in H-Sphere is needed, please refer to Plans section of the Administrative Guide. Note that in our case there is only 1 month billing period in plan.

After a plan has been created, don't forget to enable signup access for it using the On/Off icon on the Plans page.

 

User Plans

To create a dedicated server plan:

  1. Launch plan edit wizard using Plans -> Create menu and choose Dedicated Server Plan Wizard.
  2. On the first step of the wizard, include the necessary resources:

    • Backup resource provides users with a possibility to request regular backups for their dedicated servers.

    • ( in H-Sphere 3.0) DNS PTR-records resource allows users to create reverse DNS records for IPs used on thier servers.

    Choose Bandwidth Billing Type.

    Note: Think twice choosing the type as you won't be able to change it later, when there are customers under this plan.
  3. Choose dedicated servers templates to be available in the plan and define their prices:
  4. On the step 2 of the wizard, define fees for dedicated server related resources, and set free units:
  5. Dedicated Server IP Range: set number of IPs to acquire for free, and monthly fee per one IP.
    Backup: set fees for clients' regular backups. Set monthly fee per a planned backup task and extra fee per a custom one.

    Set quotas:

    Summary traffic: traffic to/from client server(s) via the provider's mail system.
    DS Bandwidth: all incoming/outgoing traffic for client server(s) excluding the above summary traffic.

  6. Step 3 of the wizard is the same as for regular plans.

 

User's Choosing a Server at Signup

When user signs up to a dedicated server plan, he can pick up one dedicated server from templates which you enabled in the plan:

By clicking compare / view details, user can compare parameters of available servers as well as their prices:

When user who chose a dedicated server at signup first enters his account, he finds that server in his cp and can use it. After the signup, you can notice this server status automatically changed from Available to In use.

Also user can choose to sign up without a dedicated server. In his cp, he can always add a templated server or send a request for a custom-built server. In this case you can create a non-templated server and assign it to the user's account by changing the server status to In use.

 

Reseller Plans

You can allow clients who sign up under such plans to resell your dedicated servers and/or sell their own dedicated servers.

To create a reseller dedicated server plan:

  1. Launch plan edit wizard using Info -> Plan creation wizards menu and choose Reseller Plan Wizard
  2. On the first step of the wizard, make sure to include MRTG Servers under Logical Server Groups. Such servers are needed to monitor the traffic load on client dedicated servers of a reseller:
  3. Allow resellers to provide dedicated servers related resources, resell your servers and/or sell their own dedicated servers:

    Choose Bandwidth Billing Type for reseler's clients who use your dedicated servers. Include Reseller DS Bandwidth and Reseller backup resource, and define prices for them:

    This is what resellers will have to pay if their clients who rent dedicated servers from you use these resources. Set monthly fee per a planned backup task and extra fee per a custom one.

  4. Choose dedicated server templates available to resellers setting prices for them:
  5. On the second step of the wizard, define prices to charge reseller for:
    • Dedicated Server IP Range resource - each time his clients who rent your dedicated servers buy extra IPs:
    • ( in H-Sphere 3.0) DNS PTR-records resource - each time they create records of this kind for these IPs:

Related Docs:   Dedicated Servers Intro Creating and Editing Plans



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