Parallels H-Sphere Documentation Administrator Guide


Hosting Your Corporate Site


Related Docs:   Adding DNS Zones Users, Accounts, Domains

Last modified: 25 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.

This document explains how to host your corporate (promotional) web-site at the service domain (the domain you are offering for third level hosing). For example, if you are offering third level domains at, such as or, you need to have your corporate site available at

To set up your corporate site:

Step 1. Make sure you have a service DNS zone

  1. Select DNS Manager in the E.Manager menu.
  2. If the DNS zone is not in the list, click Add DNS Zone.
  3. On the page that appears, enter the service domain name and other values and click Submit.

Step 2. Create a service plan

You may already have a service plan in your system. It can also be called 'System plan'. If you don't, do the following:

  1. Select Create in the Plans menu:
  2. Click the Select icon for Unix plan wizard:
  3. On the fist step of the Unix Plan Creation Wizard, set the plan name to System or Service.
  4. Check the Include boxes next to the resources you would like to use with your site.
    Read more about plan resources in Creating And Editing Plans (Plan Wizards).
  5. Make sure to check Service domain.
  6. Scroll down to the the Settings section and set Billing Type to Without billing.
  7. Click the Next button to go to Step 2.
  8. Complete the wizard.

Step 3. Disallow signups from outside your admin account.

After you have created the system plan, you need to make sure that it is not used by your customers:

  1. Select Manage in the Plans menu.
  2. Click Access for the system plan.
  3. Make sure only Admin is checked.
  4. Select Manage in the Plans menu.
  5. Enable the System plan by clicking the ON/OFF button.

Step 4. Create a service account

Now you can create an account for your service domain:

  1. Select the Signup menu.
  2. Click Select next to the recently created System plan.
  3. Select service plan signup wizard.
  4. Create service account using the wizard. When prompted the type of the domain, select Service domain.

Related Docs:   Adding DNS Zones Users, Accounts, Domains

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