Domainplus domain management system FAQ

Configuring Physical Hosting

There are several settings to configure for physical hosting. It is helpful to use the TAB key to move between fields when configuring the hosting account.

  1. To set up physical hosting, click the Setup button at the Domain administration page. The Hosting Type selection page appears.


    The Hosting type selection page appears only when creating a new hosting configuration.

  2. Select the Physical hosting radio button. Click Next. The Physical hosting setup page appears.

  3. Select the IP address type to be used for hosting, Shared or Exclusive. Then, select a valid IP address from the drop-down list. A list of IP's will display available IP addresses of the selected type in a client's IP pool.

  4. Select a certificate to be used for the domain.


    You can change the SSL certificate on this page only if the given IP address is exclusive and no other domain is using it for hosting.

  5. TAB to the SSL support checkbox. SSL certificates provide additional security for Web sessions. SSL certificates are often used for e-commerce and other private or confidential applications. Enabling SSL creates an httpsdocs directory in the FTP account, and provides https protocol; as a result, users access the domain with the command If you want to grant permission to your client to implement an SSL certificate, make sure a check mark appears in the SSL support box.

  6. You must set an FTP/Microsoft FrontPage login name and password. FTP allows end users to upload and download files from the Internet site to remote PC's. If you want to provide FTP services, and allow access to Microsoft FrontPage, click in the FTP/Microsoft FrontPage Login box. Then, enter or edit a login name to be used for accessing FTP file transfer services on the domain and Microsoft FrontPage interface.


    You cannot use the reserved system words, such as "mailman" for user names.

  7. TAB to the FTP/Microsoft FrontPage Password text box and enter or edit the password.

  8. TAB to the Confirm Password text box and re-enter the password for confirmation.

  9. Hard disk quota field allows you to set the limit for the maximum disk space amount to be used by this domain.

  10. In the System access drop-down list, select the system access availability.


    "No login" option - prohibits access, which is more preferable as it helps to alleviate security concerns. Note that allowing system access is highly dangerous for the system security. Allow access to the system only if you clearly understand what you are doing, and only to trusted users.

  11. To allow the use of Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions, check the checkbox for Microsoft FrontPage support and Microsoft FrontPage over SSL support. Authorization will be disabled by default. For security reasons, authorization should only be enabled when Microsoft FrontPage extensions are in use. Microsoft FrontPage is Microsoft's Web publishing tool. It is one of the most commonly used tools for creating a client's web site. Microsoft FrontPage includes several extensions that provide special functionality. If you want this domain to support these extensions, be sure that a check mark appears in the Microsoft FrontPage box.

  12. TAB to the Authorization Enabled option. You can authorize or disable remote editing of the web site using Microsoft FrontPage. If you are supporting Microsoft FrontPage, you should disable authorization for additional security. This setting is changeable by the Admin, Client, and Domain User logins to the control panel. For security purposes the main server administrator should notify their Clients and Domain Users that Microsoft FrontPage authorization should be disabled whenever not in use. To activate Microsoft FrontPage authorization, make sure this option is selected. If you want to turn off Microsoft FrontPage authorization, select the Authorization Disabled option.

  13. TAB to the Microsoft ASP support checkbox. It enables the development of dynamic web applications with embedded code.

  14. TAB to the Microsoft ASP.NET support checkbox. It enables the development of .NET dynamic web applications.

  15. TAB to the SSI support check box. SSI stands for 'server-side includes', a type of HTML comment that directs the web server to dynamically generate data for the Web page whenever information is requested. SSI can also be used to execute programs and insert the results; therefore they represent a powerful tool for web developers. If your client wants to support SSI, make sure a check mark appears in the SSI box.

  16. TAB to the PHP support check box. PHP is a server-based HTML embedded scripting language used to create dynamic Web pages. If your client wants to support PHP scripting in HTML documents, make sure a check mark appears in the PHP box.

  17. TAB to the CGI support check box. CGI is a set of rules describing how a web server communicates with another piece of software on the same machine, and how the other piece of software (based on the CGI program) communicates back to the web server. If your client wants to support CGI, make sure a check mark appears in the CGI box.

  18. TAB to the Perl support check box. Perl is an interpreted high-level programming language. Perl is very popular among System Administrators who use it for a vast number of automation tasks. Many CGI programs are written in Perl. If your client wants to support Perl, make sure a check mark appears in the Perl support checkbox.

  19. TAB to the Python support check box. Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, high-level programming language. Python is good for many system administration type tasks and for CGI programming and is also extensively used as a graphical user interface development aide. If your client wants to support Python, make sure a check mark appears in the Python support checkbox.

  20. TAB to the Web statistic check box. Activation of web statistics will result in the installation of a graphical statistics package for the domain. This package is accessible via the Plesk interface within the given domain's Report page or via the internet using the URL http://'domainname'/webstat.

  21. TAB to the Custom Error Documents checkbox. Selecting this option will place the domain's error documents into a location that is accessible via FTP allowing users to customize their own web server error documents.

  22. When you are satisfied that you have fully defined the hosting services for this domain, click Update. Clicking Up will discard all changes you made and return you to the Domain Administration page.

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