Plesk Config

Binding mssql,  mysql  and oracle databases with plesk:

After installation of MSSQL database on windows  servers. It will not be able to control through the plesk panel. To control and manage it through the plesk panel, it should binded to plesk. Follow the following steps to bind it.

  • Login to the plesk panel and click settings tab.

Click Databases ==>  Database Hosting Preferences  ==> Click database server

It will take you to the page where we have to add the MSSQL or MYSQL database to the plesk. Click add database server.

It will take you to the screen where we have to add the server and database details with authentication.

After entering the details. Click ok, SQL database will get binded with plesk. So now you can control the databases through the panel.

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Winbox Installation & Configuration for IIS:

This article will be very helpful in configuring the IIS webserver binded with hsphere:

Hardware and Partitioning Requirements:

For better functioning of server. We recommend having not less than 1 GB RAM.  Better to partition the harddrives to 2 or more

  • C:\ for system files and program files – at least 5 GB.
  • D:\ for users’ content – the rest of the HDD.

*: partition containing users’ content must be NTFS formated to support disk space quota.

Software Requirements:

Before installing H-Sphere to Windows platform, make sure your system complies with the following software requirements:

1.      32-bit only version of Windows

2.      Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2003 Servers, Windows 2003 Web Edition
a) must not be PDC (Primary Domain Controller), ( i.e)  H-Sphere cannot be installed on Windows 2003 SBS because it works only as PDC
b) must not be in Active Directory mode

3.      Terminal Service or pcAnywhere for remote access to the computer

4.      Both, the system disk and the one with user homes, must have NTFS file system

5.      External IP

6.      IIS (Internet Information Server) service set up for WWW service and FTP service

7.      FrontPage extensions version 4 or higher;

8.      ASP.NET 1.1

9.      The following ports must be open:
– 20, 21 (FTP)
– 80 (HTTP)
– 443 (HTTPS)
– 873 (Rsync)
– 10125 (SOAP) *

*H-Sphere includes support for H-Sphere Windows Services. When creating a new account on winbox, Windows service method is run with SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol). It’s a new protocol of data communication between CP and Windows server.

To enable support for Win services in H-Sphere, go to hsphere.properties file and set: SOAP_SUPPORT = true

Also, make port 10125 available on Win-box. This port is used to connect to Windows services by default. It can be set in the h sphere. properties file: SOAP_PORT = 10125

10.     These are the default ports for * SQL servers to be open if your customers connect to them via ODBC:

o        MySQL – 3306

o        PostgreSQL – 5432

o        MS SQL-1433

Note: If *SQL server is put on any port other than the default, don’t forget to open it.

To access Windows boxes via pcAnywhere or Terminal Service, the ports 5631 and 3389 correspondingly must be open.

Third party commercial products are purchased separately and must be installed prior to H-Sphere:

  • MS SQL server
  • Real Server
  • ColdFusion
  • Miva

The following noncommercial third party products should also be set up prior to the H-Sphere installation:

NTFS Permissions For ActivePerl and PHP:

Upon the completion of ActivePerl and PHP installation, please set the following permissions on the PERL and PHP directories and their content. They are required so respective libraries can be run when Perl or PHP scripts are requested via http.

These permissions are set during H-Sphere installation and aren’t checked by H-Sphere updates, so please don’t modify them afterward.

Group Permissions
Administrators
System
Full
Users Read
Execute

Peculiarities of H-Sphere work under Windows 2003:

Please consider the following when you intend to install H-Sphere on Windows 2003 servers:

  1. H-Sphere works with IIS 6 compatible mode.
  2. In H-Sphere shared SSL scheme works with IIS 6.0. More on Winbox Shared SSL.
  3. CDONTS object library doesn’t work on Windows 2003. We recommend using CDO instead of CDONTS on all Windows servers, since it is a newer and more flexible.

http://download.hsphere.parallels.com/release_notes/3.3p1/#ss1.2

http://www.psoft.net/HSdocumentation/sysadmin/winbox_preinstall.html#partitioning

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