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Allowing a Site Owner to Log In to Control Panel




Allowing a Site Owner to Log In to Control Panel

If you have set up a Web site for a user, whom you did not grant access to the client level account, you can create a domain owner's account to allow the site owner to log in to control panel for managing his or her own Web site.

To allow the site owner to log in to control panel for managing his or her Web site:

  1. Go to Domains > domain name > Domain Administrator Access.
  2. Select the Allow domain administrator's access check box.
  3. Type the password for access to the site owner's control panel.

    For security reasons, the password should be more than 8 symbols, and it should comprise a combination of letters, numbers, and punctuation; dictionary words and proper names should be avoided.

  4. Specify the settings related to the appearance of user's control panel, if desired: interface language, theme (skin), the limit on number of characters that can appear on custom buttons placed into the control panel by the site owner.
  5. Leave the Allow multiple sessions check box selected to allow the site owner to have several simultaneous sessions in the control panel.
  6. Leave the Prevent users from working with the control panel until interface screens are completely loaded check box selected.

    This will forbid users from submitting data or performing operations until the control panel is ready to accept them.

  7. Specify the operations that the site owner will be able to perform in his or her control panel:
    • Physical hosting management. Allow or disallow full control of the hosting account and Web space.
    • Hosting performance settings management. Specify whether the user will be able to limit bandwidth usage and number of connections to his or her Web site.
    • PHP safe mode management (available only for Linux hosting). Specify whether the user will be able to switch the PHP safe mode off for the site. By default, PHP is configured to operate in safe mode with functional restrictions. To learn more about PHP safe mode, refer to http://php.net/features.safe-mode. Some Web applications may not work properly with safe mode enabled: If an application on a site fails due to safe mode, switch the safe mode off by clearing the PHP 'safe_mode' on check box in the hosting account properties (Domains > domain name > Web Hosting Settings).
    • Management of access to the server over SSH or Remote Desktop. Specify whether the user will be able to access the server shell through Secure Shell (for Linux hosting) or Remote Desktop (for Windows hosting) protocols.
    • Hard disk quota assignment. Specify whether the user will be able to assign hard quota on disk space for this Web site.
    • Subdomains management. Specify whether the user will be able to set up additional sites under this domain.
    • Domain aliases management. Specify whether the user will be able to set up additional alternative domain names for this site.
    • Log rotation management. Specify whether the user will be able to adjust the cleanup and recycling of processed log files for this sites.
    • Anonymous FTP management. Specify whether the user will be able to have an FTP directory where all other users could download and upload files without the need to enter login and password. A Web site should reside on a dedicated IP address in order to use anonymous FTP service.
    • FTP accounts management (available only for Windows hosting). Specify whether the user will be able to create and manage additional FTP accounts.
    • Task scheduling. Specify whether the user will be able to schedule tasks in the system. Scheduled tasks can be used for running scripts or utilities on schedule.
    • DNS zone management. Specify whether the user will be able to manage the DNS zone of this site.
    • Java applications management. Specify whether the user will be able to install Java applications and applets on the site.
    • Mailing lists management. Specify whether the user will be able to use mailing lists.
    • Spam filter management. Specify whether the user will be able to use spam filter.
    • Antivirus management. Specify whether the user will be able to use server-side antivirus protection for filtering incoming and outgoing mail.
    • Data backup and restore functions. Specify whether the user will be able to use the control panel's facilities to back up and restore the site.
    • Ability to use Sitebuilder. Specify whether the user will be able to use Sitebuilder for creating and editing his or her Web site.
    • IIS application pool management (available only for Windows hosting). Specify whether the user will be able to manage his or her IIS application pool.
    • Web statistics management. Specify whether the user will be able to manage Web statistics for this site.
    • Additional write/modify permissions management (available only for Windows hosting). Specify whether the user will be able to manage additional write/modify permissions for this site. These permissions are required if user's Web applications are using a file-based database (like Jet) located in the root of httpdocs or httpsdocs folders. Please note that selecting this option might seriously compromise the Web site security.
    • Home page management. Specify whether the customer will be able to customize his or her Home page.
  8. Specify the site owner's contact information.
  9. Click OK.


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