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Plan Controls


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 describes the advanced plan controls. However it is recommended to avoid using them, if the same task can be done with the plan edit wizard.

To access plan controls, enter the admin Control Panel and go to Plans menu -> Manage. Here you can see a list of available plans and multiple control options to handle the plans:

  • Clicking the lens icon near the plan will start the signup wizard.
  • ON/OFF icon: turn the plan ON to enable signup under the plan for all users including admin. Turning it OFF will disable signup and with it all plan settings will be preserved.
  • Access - set permissions to create accounts under a plan for the users of other plans. FULL against the plan identifies that full access to this plan is granted.
  • Show: select resources that will show on signup pages for the plan.
  • Resources (outdated in H-Sphere 3.1 and up): set the maximum number of resources a user can buy under this plan.
  • Settings - configure template locations. This page is partly reserved for H-Sphere development and should not be used in production control panels.
  • Edit in the Action section - click to open the Edit Plan wizard.
  • Copy: create a copy of this plan. You may need this option to create a new plan based on the selected plan.
  • Delete: delete a plan.


This pages shows all resources included into the plan in the Plan Creation Wizard. Here you can select resources that will show to users on signup wizard pages.

Simply check all necessary resources and click Change.



(outdated in H-Sphere 3.1)

If you want to limit your users in using certain resources, you can use the Resources page to set the maximum number of resource units a user can buy under this plan.

To set the maximum number of resource for a certain plan:

  1. On the Plans page click the Resources icon. The following page will appear:
  2. Click the Edit link to configure basic settings for resources:
    • Max: set the maximum number of resource units a user can buy under this plan.
      Note: as for IP, you can set the 'Max' value only to dedicated IPs.
    • Custom Values: provide extra configuration parameters.
    • Don't add custom values unless you definitely know how to use them.


    1. The Price link is not valid anymore! Please set prices with plan edit wizards.
    2. In H-Sphere 3.1 and up, max values for resources are set directly in plan edit wizards.



Alternatively to the Plan Creation Wizard, you can use this feature to create custom plans based on the predefined plan samples. To create a new plan, click Copy for the selected plan sample. The newly created copy will appear in the plan list. You can now modify it according to your needs via Plan Edit Wizard or above discussed configuration tools.



Although deleting plans is quite a rare procedure (as plans are essential part of the whole system), you may want to delete needless or harshly created plans.

To delete a plan, click the Trash icon in the selected plan entry.

Warning: Deleted plans cannot be restored by any means! Do not delete any of the system default plans because they serve to create custom plans!

It is impossible to delete a plan if there is at the least one account created under it. In other words, you can delete only the plans without any accounts.

To see your deleted plans list, click the Deleted Plans link under the System Plans chart on the Plans page, Info menu.


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