Domainplus domain management system FAQ

Domain Templates Management

What is domain template?

Domain template is a predefined set of domain-specific restrictions, options, and hosting parameters that should be set for a domain. The primary purpose of domain templates is to simplify creation of domains with automatic settings assignment to them.

The following parameters can be defined for a domain template:

  • Template name
  • Maximum number of subdomains
  • Disk space limit
  • Maximum amount of traffic allowed
  • Maximum number of web users
  • Maximum number of databases
  • Maximum number of mailboxes
  • Mailbox quota
  • Maximum number of mail redirects
  • Maximum number of mail groups
  • Maximum number of mail autoresponders
  • Maximum number of mailing lists
  • Maximum number of Tomcat web applications
  • Domain validity period
  • Log rotation settings
  • Mail bounce configuration
  • Scripting capabilities
  • Webmail accessibility
  • Mailing lists availability
  • Traffic statistics retention period
  • Domain DNS zone type
  • Virtual host type
  • Hard disk quota
  • SSL support
  • Microsoft FrontPage support,
  • Microsoft FrontPage over SSL support,
  • Microsoft FrontPage Authorization
  • Microsoft ASP support
  • Microsoft ASP.NET support
  • SSI support
  • PHP support
  • CGI support
  • Perl support
  • Python support
  • Web statistics
  • Custom Error Documents

Creating a domain template

To add a new domain template, follow these steps:

  1. On the Server administration page click the Domain Templates button. The Domain templates management page appears.

  2. Click Add, the Template creation and editing page appears.

  3. Enter the name for the domain template in the Template name field. To set the necessary parameter, uncheck the appropriate "Unlimited" checkbox, and type in the value for the parameter. To define the domain validity period, uncheck the "Unlimited" checkbox related to the Validity period field, select the desired measurement unit from the drop-down list (it can be years, months, days) and type in the value.

    Check the Enable Log rotation checkbox to enable it. Select the log rotation period to be based on: size, or time (select from Daily, Weekly, Monthly). Specify the maximum number of log files, enable log files compression by checking the checkboxes, and specify the email address for the processed log files to be delivered to.

    NOTE

    It is advisable to set the logrotation options appropriately in order to prevent the log files from growing too large to be handled by the statistics utility.

    Set the Mail to nonexistent user option to Bounce with phrase or Catch to address.

    Check the Allow the web users scripting checkbox and enable Webmail and Mailing lists if required.

    Specify the statistics retention period in the Retain traffic statistics for ... Months field.

    Select the domain DNS zone type using the radio-buttons: Master or Slave.

    Set the Virtual Host Type setting to:

    • None,
    • Physical hosting.

    Specify the hard disk quota in the appropriate field, if needed.

    SSL support checkbox enables the maintenance of https protocol.

    To allow the use of FrontPage Server Extensions, check the checkbox for FrontPage support and FrontPage over SSL support. Authorization will be disabled by default. For security reasons, authorization should only be enabled when FrontPage extensions are in use.

    The following column of checkboxes controls the remaining selectable features for the domain template:

    • SSI support - Server Side Included scripting enabled.
    • PHP support - supports html documents that contain PHP scripts.
    • CGI support - an individual cgi-bin directory is created and CGI scripting is enabled.
    • Perl support - Perl scripting enabled.
    • Python support - Python scripting enabled.
    • ASP support - ASP module enabled.
    • Web statistics - keeping the usage statistics for the domain.
    • Custom Error Documents - with this feature enabled, a client will be able to use custom files for displaying them in the case of web server errors.

  4. Click Update to submit settings, or click Up to discard unsaved settings and return to the Domain templates management page.

The template will be added to the list of domain templates and become available as option when creating a new domain.

Domain Templates Management page

This page contains a list of all domain templates, already created in the system. Once you create a domain template you are able to use it while creating a domain for any client.

The list of domain templates can be sorted by name in ascending or descending order. To sort the list, click on the Name header of the list. An arrow will show the order of sorting.

You can search through the list for a certain pattern. It may help you in case you have a great number of templates in the list and you need to work with a particular one. To search through the list, type the pattern string into the text input field and click Search. If there were any items found matching the entered pattern string, they will all be displayed in the form of a reduced list. The button Show All will revert to displaying the whole list.

Editing a domain template

To edit a domain template:

  1. On the Domain templates management page, select the template you wish to edit by clicking on its name in the list. The Domain Template Editing page will open, allowing you to change the desired options. Settings that can be configured on that page are absolutely the same as on the Domain Template Creation page.

  2. Click Update after you are done with configuring the template.

NOTE

When altering a template, nothing will change for the domains that were previously created using this template.

Removing a domain template

  1. On the Domain templates management page, select the template you wish to remove by putting a checkmark in the checkbox related.

  2. Click Remove Selected. The confirmation page appears.

  3. On the confirmation page, check the checkbox to confirm, and click Submit.

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