XMission Control Panel/Services Tab

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Services

The Services section of your account details the various services you have active, and depending on the service, assorted tools to help you manage the service.

You can get to your Services page by clicking on the Services link at the top of the screen.

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On the Services screen, you will see various sections depending on the services on your account. You can click on a section to expand it and see detailed information.


Summary

The Summary section details all of the services currently on your account. Certain services that don't have additional tools available, such as Internet connections, will appear here instead of appearing in their own section.

Email

The Email section details all of the email services currently active on the account and provides login buttons to grant you quick access to your inbox for personal accounts.

NOTE: the panel currently does not provide specific controls for Zimbra Base and Premium accounts in the Email section. To manage your Zimbra domain, login to Zimbra Admin with the appropriate administrator account.

Cloud Servers

The Cloud Servers section details all of the Managed and Unmanaged Cloud hosting servers currently active on the account. Furthermore, the servers can be managed from this page.


Add a Server

To add a hosted cloud server to your account, click on the 'Add a server' button at the bottom of the expanded Cloud Servers section.

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A window will appear with the various options you have when adding a server. The cost field will dynamically update based on the options you choose.

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You can read up on the Managed Cloud and Unmanaged Cloud servers by clicking on the 'Read more' links.


Change the Status of an Existing Server

You can start or shut down your servers by clicking on the "Status" drop down underneath the "Cloud Servers" section.

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Edit Existing Servers

Clicking on the "Edit" button for a cloud server will allow you to edit resources, and on Managed servers, allow you to tweak specific features related to your hosted website.

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Configure Resources

Clicking on the "Configure resources" button will allow you to change the current CPU Cores, Memory, and Storage settings on your Cloud Server.

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Changing any of these settings will automatically update the Cost section, reflecting what the allocated resources will cost you monthly.

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SSL Certificates

You can view the SSL Certificates currently installed on your Managed Server by clicking on "Manage" under the "SSL Certificates" section of "Server settings".

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Adding an SSL Certificate

You can add an SSL Certificate by clicking on the green "Add SSL Certification" button.

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You will need to name your certificate, insert the Cert and Key information, and finally the Chain Cert/CA information if you have it.

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Removing an SSL Certificate

You can remove an SSL certificate by clicking on the red "Delete" button.

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You will be asked to confirm the deletion before your certificate is actually deleted.


Domain Redirects

You can add a redirect for one of your domains by clicking on "Manage" under the "Redirects" section under "Server settings".

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Adding a Domain Redirect

You can add a domain redirect by clicking on the green "Add Domain Redirect" button.

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If your domain is pointed at XMission, you will also need to add it to your DNS if you have not already, otherwise the redirect will not work.


Removing a Domain Redirect

Domain redirects can be removed by clicking on the red "Delete" button next to the redirect you want to remove.

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You will be prompted to confirm the deletion before the redirect is removed.


PHP Settings

You can configure your PHP settings under the "PHP settings" section.


Adding a New PHP Setting

You can add a new PHP setting by clicking on the "+ Add" button.

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You can name the key and set its value in the window that appears.

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When you are satisfied with your setting, click on "Submit". Note: ensure your syntax is correct.

If you are looking to update your upload size specifically, you can find a guide on updating that here

Removing an Existing PHP Setting

You can remove a PHP setting by clicking on the red "Delete" button.

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You will be prompted to confirm the deletion before the setting is removed.

Virtual Hosts

You can manage the websites hosted on the server under the "Virtual Hosts" section. You can configure the active aliases, FTP accounts, and SSL certificates. If you would like to view sites built on your server without updating your DNS, you can view instructions on modifying your hosts file here.


Adding a Website

You can add a website to your server by clicking on the "+ Add website" button.

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You can set the domain name, any aliases you want to add, and SSL options for the site in the New Website window that appears.

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NOTES:

  • Enabling "SSL Only" will setup a 301 redirect to direct any http traffic to https.
  • You will need to have an SSL Certificate already in place to choose when enabling SSL for a website.


Adding / Editing Domain Aliases

Clicking on the "Edit" button underneath "Domain aliases" will allow you to add, edit, and remove aliases for the domain in question.

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Existing aliases will turn into a text field, allowing you to edit them as needed. Clicking the red "-" button will remove it. Clicking the green "+" button will add a new text field that can be used to enter a new alias.

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When you are satisfied with your changes, click "Save".


Editing FTP Accounts

Clicking the "Edit" button underneath "FTP accounts" will allow you to add, edit and remove FTP users for the website in question.

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Clicking the blue "+ Add FTP" button will open the New FTP User window.

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Here you can enter a new Username, and set the password for the new user.

Clicking on the gear button will allow you to change the password for the FTP user you wish to update.

To remove an FTP user, click on the red "Delete" button. You will be prompted to confirm the deletion.

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Enabling SSL / Editing SSL Certificate in Use

Clicking the "Edit" button underneath "HTTPS" will allow you to enable SSL, turn on HTTPS 301 redirects, and assign a certificate to an existing website.

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You can enable HTTPS by clicking the check box next to "SSL Enabled". Checking "SSL Only" will enable HTTPS 301 redirects for your domain, which will direct all HTTP traffic to HTTPS.

You can set the active certificate by choosing one from the drop down beneath "SSL Certificate".

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Removing a Website

A website can be removed from your server by clicking on the red "Delete" button. You will be prompted to confirm your deletion.

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NOTE: Deleting a website will also delete the relevant directory and files within it, so when deleting a website, ensure that you have backed up the files you want to keep.

Databases

The databases section allows you to add databases, view database names and usernames associated with those databases, edit database passwords and delete databases.


Adding a Database

You can add a database by clicking on the "+ Add database" button.

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You can define the database name, username and password in the window that appears. Note that you will need to confirm the password before the database will be created.

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Changing Password on Existing Database

You can change the password on an existing domain by clicking on "Change Password" for the database you wish to edit.

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You will need to confirm the new password before it will be updated.


Removing a Database

You can remove a database by clicking on the red "Delete" button next to the database you wish to remove. You will be prompted to confirm deletion before the database is removed.

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Accessing phpMyAdmin

You can access phpMyAdmin for your databases by clicking on the "phpMyAdmin" button below the database list.

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Installing WordPress

If you would like to install WordPress on your Managed Cloud Server, you can find instructions on how to do so here.

Hosting

Under the hosting section, you can see the various website hosting services currently active on the account.

With Shared Web Hosting services, you will be able to see which server your website is located on, the primary username associated with that hosting package, and a Login button that will take you directly to your website control panel.

DNS

The DNS section will show you the DNS you've added for the domains you manage. Domains you have associated with your hosted cloud servers will appear here automatically, but you can further add additional domains if you wish.

Clicking on a domain in the list to the left will show you the current record for that domain.


Add Domain

To add DNS for a domain, you can click on the '+ Add Domain' button

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This will bring up the 'New Zone' window. Here, you can input the domain name for the domain you wish to manage, and the TTL for the record. By default, the TTL is 3600.

When you're satisfied with what you've entered, click on the 'Create' button.


Edit Domain

With the domain selected on the left hand side, you will be able to click on the 'Edit' button next to the domain name on the right hand side.

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This will bring up the 'Edit Zone' window, which looks nearly identical to the New Zone window.


Add New DNS Record

With the domain selected on the left hand side, you can click on the green '+' symbol at the bottom of the DNS section.

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This will bring up the New Record window, where you can input the record name, as well as determine what type of record it is.

Choosing the type of record will update the window to bring up fields appropriate to the type of record you're wishing to add.

  • A Record

A records allow you to point a hostname to a specific IP address. Clicking on A will bring up an IP Address field, allowing you to point the record to a specific IP address.

  • TXT Record

TXT records allow you to specify an arbitrary string of text to be associated with a designated hostname. Clicking on TXT will bring up a Text field, allowing you to specify the text string you want associated with the record.

  • AAAA Record

AAAA records are used to associate IPv6 addresses with the designated hostname. Clicking on AAAA will bring up an IPv6 Address field, allowing you to specify the IPv6 address you want associated with the record.

  • CNAME Record

CNAME records are used to alias one host name to another (most common example being www.domain.tld to domain.tld). Clicking on CNAME will bring up an Aliased Domain field, allowing you to specify which domain you want the designated hostname to point to.

  • SRV Record

SRV records are used to locate specific protocols on a domain.

  • NS Record

NS records are used to delegate DNS to the listed name servers. Clicking on NS will bring up a name server field. By default, all DNS will come with name server records populated.

  • MX Record

MX records allow you to determine which mail host will control your email. Clicking on MX will bring up Target and Priority fields. The target is the url of the host managing your email (XMission's MX record is mx.xmission.com). The priority determines the order in which your mail servers will be processed. A lower priority is always processed first.

Edit/Remove Existing DNS Record

You can edit a DNS record by clicking on the "Edit" button next to the record you wish to edit.

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This will change the existing record into editable text boxes you can update. When you are satisfied with your changes, click the blue "Save" button.

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A DNS record can be removed by clicking on the red "Delete" button next to the dns record you want to remove. You will be prompted to confirm the deletion before it is removed.

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