WebsitePanel User's Guide - Hosting Spaces
Understanding Hosting Space
Hosting space is a set of resources (or services); it’s a virtual “piece” of hosting environment where hosting items like domains, websites, mail accounts and others can be created.
Hosting space is determined by the hosting plan which dictates where hosting resources are located (on which servers) and how much of them are allocated (hosting plan quotas).
There might be more than one hosting space under your account. You could see the list of hosting spaces on the user account home page:
Click a link with hosting space name to open “Hosting Space home page”:
On the left pane of the page there is a menu with available hosting space resources. On the right pane there are hosting space details and action links.
Central pane contains hosting space quotas overview with disk space and bandwidth meters and space notes block.
Viewing Hosting Space Summary
Open “Hosting space home page”.
Hosting space summary information gives you an overview of particular hosting space and what resources does it have. Summary page look-n-feel is based on a template set by your hosting company, so it may vary in your particular case.
To view hosting space summary information click “View Space Summary” link on the right pane of space home page:
You could send this information to your e-mail account by specifying e-mail address in “To” field and clicking “Send” button.
Viewing Space Quotas and Reports
Open “Hosting space home” page.
Control panel offers various reporting features such as quotas report, disk space and bandwidth reports.
You could see “key” quotas and their usage right on the hosting space home page.
To see full quotas report click “View Quotas” button:
On this form you could see the date hosting space was created, its name, hosting add-ons assigned to the space and full quotas report.
Quotas report shows what services are enabled in the hosting space as well as quotas for each service. Each quota shows the maximum number of allocated resources and how many were used.
To see disk space allocation report click “Reports -> Disk Space Report” in the top navigation menu of your user account. You will be presented with the list of all hosting spaces under your account, their statuses and disk space usage:
Report shows disk space breakdown for all resource groups within the space.
Searching Hosting Space
Global search allows you to search hosting space items such as web sites, databases with ease. Space global search is located at the top of control panel header:
Type a part of item name to be searched, select its type from dropdown and hit Enter:
You will be presented with a screen containing search results. By clicking a link in “Space name” column you could easily navigate to hosting space home page.
Backing up and Restoring Hosting Space
Open “Hosting Space home” page.
Control panel gives you wonderful ability to backup your hosting space and all its resources like domains and DNS zones, web sites, databases and database users, files and others.
To open Space Backup wizard click “Backup” link in the right “Tools” section on space home page:
Specify backup name (you could give it any extension) and then select backup destination.
Select target hosting space to save backup files and select folder within that space and then click “Backup” button to finish the wizard.
If you have more than one hosting space under your account (for example if another “backup” hosting space was created for you by hosting provider) you could backup hosting space to a different hosting space.
To restore hosting space click “Restore” link in the right “Tools” section of hosting space home page:
Select hosting space where backup file is stored and then click “File” field to select backup file using popup file picker. Click “Restore” button to finish the wizard.
Please note that you cannot restore selected items from space backup, but only whole space at once. However, restore wizard will skip the restoration of items that are already exists in the space, so you could be safe here.
Creating Scheduled Tasks
Open “Hosting Space home” page.
Control panel gives you an ability to use its built-in scheduler to run periodic tasks such as:
- Database backup
- Checking web site availability
- Sending e-mail notifications
- Zipping hosting space files
Using combinations of scheduled tasks you could perform various maintenance operations, for example zipping space files, sending created archive over FTP to another location and then sending e-mail notification about finishing results.
To see hosting space scheduled tasks click “Scheduled Tasks” link on hosting space left navigation menu:
To create a new scheduled task click “Add Scheduled Task” button:
Specify task name then select its type from task type dropdown. You will see parameters list for the selected type.
Specify task parameters, then specify schedule and finally select execution options such as priority and maximum execution time. Click “Save” button to add a task:
To immediately start created task (for example to check it could be run without issues) click “Run” icon.
To see your currently running tasks click “Running Tasks” in the left navigation menu of user account home page:
Click a link with a task name to see its detailed execution report:
You could check the results of tasks execution in “Audit Log” under your account.
Please note that scheduled tasks functionality may be disabled in your hosting space by hosting provider.