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Allowing the Site Owner to Log in to Control Panel

Date Created: 20 Mar, 2008   (10 year(s) ago) Viewed: 1126 Rating: 

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Allowing the Site Owner to Log in to Control Panel
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Allowing the Site Owner to Log in to Control Panel
To allow the site owner to log in to control panel for managing his or her web site:

  1. On your Home page, click the domain name you need.
  2. Click the Domain Administrator icon in the Domain group.
  3. Select the Allow domain administrator's access check box.
  4. 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.

  5. 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.
  6. Leave the Allow multiple sessions check box selected to allow the site owner to have several simultaneous sessions in the control panel.
  7. 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.

  8. 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.
    • FTP password management. Allow or disallow the user to change his or her FTP account password.
    • Management of shell access to the server. It is recommended that you leave the Client cannot allow or disallow shell access option selected.
    • Hard disk quota assignment. Allow or disallow the site owner to adjust the hard quota on disk space allocated to his or her web space.
    • Subdomains management. Allow or disallow the site owner to set up, modify and remove subdomains.
    • Domain aliases management. Allow or disallow the site owner to set up additional alternative domain names for his or her web site.
    • Log rotation management. Allow or disallow the site owner to adjust the cleanup and recycling of processed log files.
    • Anonymous FTP management. Allow or disallow the site owner to have an FTP directory where all users could upload and download 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.
    • Task scheduling. Allow or disallow the site owner to schedule tasks in the system. Scheduled tasks can be used for running scripts or utilities on schedule.
    • DNS zone management. Allow or disallow the site owner to manage the DNS zone of his or her domain. This is recommended only for experienced users.
    • Java applications management. Allow or disallow the site owner to install Java applications and applets on the web site.
    • Mailing lists management. Allow or disallow the site owner to use mailing lists provided by the GNU Mailman software.
    • Spam filter management. Allow or disallow the site owner to use spam filter provided by the SpamAssassin software.
    • Antivirus management. Allow or disallow the site owner to use server-side antivirus protection for filtering incoming and outgoing mail.
    • Backup and restore functions. Allow or disallow the site owner to use the control panel's facilities to backup and restore his or her site. Scheduled and on-demand backups are supported.
    • User interface. Choose what type of Plesk control panel interface site owner can use - standard, desktop, or both.
    • Desktop management. Allow or disallow the site owner to customize and manage their desktop interface.
  9. Specify the site owner's contact information.
  10. Click OK.


Now you can tell your customer the control panel's URL, login and password. The URL is https://<user's_domain_name>:8443, where <user's_domain_name> is the domain name without the www alias. The login name that the site owner should specify in order to log in to the control panel is his or her domain name, for example, your-website.com.
*** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.
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