Parallels H-Sphere Documentation Developer Guide


External Credits


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Last modified: 28 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.

H-Sphere supports external credits, or external charges: charges exported from external billing systems.

External charges are stored in the external_credits table. The ecCron internal CP cron adds charges from external billing software to the external_credits table as the accounts' credits.

To set the time interval when ecCron is launched, you need to add the following line to


In the above example, ecCron would start every 5 minutes.

The external_credits table is created during H-Sphere upgrade and has the following structure:

CREATE TABLE external_credits (
   id int NOT NULL,
   account_id int4,
   amount float,
   created timestamp with time zone,
   description varchar(128),

Related Docs:   CP Cron Configuration

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