configure default design settings of control panels

i want to configure default design settings such as skins and color schemes of admin and users’ control panels. how can i do it

advance thanks for any help

Changing Look& Feel in your admin control panel will affect all end users in your H-Sphere system.

To change the Look& Feel of the control panel, do the following:-

  1. Select Design Settings from the Look and Feel menu.
  2. On the page that appears select the default skin from the Choose Design box.
  3. Click the Modify button.
  4. On the page that appears, change the design settings
  5. Change control panel color and image set in the Color Scheme Setting section
  6. Create your own custom color scheme by changing default color schemes.
  • Click Preview Window to see how your settings will effect users’ control panel.
    -Click Reset to return to default color scheme.
  • Click Save to save your custom color scheme settings. It will appear in the Color Scheme drop-down box.
    If you don’t save Custom Color Settings and return to one of the four standard, all your custom configuration will be lost.


Softwares installed on the CP of

On softwares that are installed with the H-shpere control panel are:

* Apache server v.1.3.31
* SSL support: OpenSSL v.0.9.7c
* CP back-end servlet engine:
– before v.2.4 — Apache JServ: jdk 1.3.x + jsdk2-2.0
– v.2.4 betas 1-3 — Jakarta Tomcat: jdk 1.4.x + jsdk2-2.0 + tomcat 4.1.x
– v.2.4 beta 4 and up — Jakarta Tomcat: jdk 1.4.x + jsdk2-2.0 + tomcat 5.1.x
* System database: PostgreSQL server v.7.1.3 or higher
* Additional packages:
SiteStudio v.1.6 – H-Sphere package that enables end users building their own sites even without basic web design knowledge.
– XFree86-Xvfb-4.x.x – package used by SiteStudio ImageMaker for image generation.

changing Default System Language

i have a web hosting account with H-Sphere control panel but now i want to change Default System Language to French language. plz. help

yes, u can change Default System Language.

Default language is the language of newly created accounts, including navigation menu, form and control labels, context help, and system messages. However, every user can override the default language with one of those available in the user control panel.

Currently H-Sphere comes with the following languages: English, Russian, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch, German and Portuguese. You can also add new languages by installing language packages,compiling new language bundles, or bulding new language packages.

Default language affects the default regional settings. You can set custom currency or currency pattern, but mind that they will be lost once you change to another language.

To change the default language:

1. Go to Default Language in the Look and Feel menu.
2. Select language from the drop-down box.
3. Click Submit to save changes.
4. Proceed to Regional Settings configuration.

Can we change Admin Interface Language?

To change admin interface language:

1. Go to Language in the Admin User menu.
2. Select language from the drop-down box.
3. Click Submit to save changes.

Communication between different servers

Communication of servers in H-shpere clusters is done through Control Panel. There is no way for servers like web and DNS exchange commands directly.

Control Panel uses Shell or Perl scripts via SSH protocol (port 22) as the cpanel user, to communicate with Linux/Unix servers.
Communication between the CP and Windows servers is performed through the SOAP protocol (port 10125), which allows for cross-platform exchange of data in XML documents via HTTP.

default icons and control images

i want to change default icons and control images of my web hosting account . plz. help

To change default icons and control images:

  1. Select Design Settings in the Look and Feel menu.
  2. Ask your parent host to send you the default control panel images. Create “IMAGES” directory and put the received images into it. Place the directory with the images to a custom location.
  3. Replace the images you want to change. New images must have the same sizes as the defaults.
  4. Go to Look and Feel -> Design Settings and click Change at the bottom of page.
  5. In the Base Image Directory field, enter the path to the IMAGES directory

If you made a mistake and your images do not show, just clear the Base Image Directory field, and click Submit. The original path will be restored.

Location Of Control Panel Files And Directories

By default, the cpanel user home directory is /hsphere/local/home/cpanel.

Files and Directories that can be located in the control panel:

CP Apache installation

CP Apache configuration

CP Apache configuration file

H-Sphere related binary and config files

H-Sphere config files

H-Sphere config file

file that contains version number of H-Sphere

H-Sphere templates location, DocumentRoot for Apache server

Redirect to control panel; served when the CP URL is accessed

SiteStudio config file (could be on a different server)

Removing name server from zone files

Is there any way to remove a NS record from zone files in hsphere?

I’m doing some Spring cleaning and want to remove one of the name servers from my cluster.

If its actually being used you can’t just remove it. What do you see as far as

Master DNS Servers – XXX
Slave DNS Servers – XXX

Any numbers here other than zero ??

DNS Creator is a utility that re-creates DNS data to new DNS servers. Use this utility to republish DNS data to a different box or add an extra DNS server.

To create DNS:

1. Log into your control panel server as the cpanel user.

2. Run DNS Creator

DNS records and service DNS zones

i want to manage the DNS records and service DNS zones. plz. help

DNS Manager in the Admin panel is used to create and manage:

1. service DNS zones
2. instant alias templates
3. DNS records

how cam we add a DNS zone ?

Before adding a DNS zone, You must have at least one DNS zone in your system and make sure that u have added the DNS servers with Service IPs.

To add a DNS zone:

1. Select DNS Manager in the E.Manager menu:
2. Click the Add DNS Zone link
3. Enter zone name and zone administrator e-mail and choose whether to allow third level domain hosting in this zone
4. After you submit the form, the new zone appears in the DNS Manager table
5. Click the EDIT icon to go to the DNS zone management page. Here you can add instant alias templates, custom DNS records to your DNS zone

DNS servers refreshing

i want to refresh DNS servers but in this period my site will be down. is there is any way to up my site in this refreshing period

Instant Alias Templates can help u.

Instant Alias Templates are used to generate Instant Aliases, temporary addresses providing immediate access to users’ domains from the Internet. They are usually helpful when the DNS servers worldwide are being refreshed and the site is temporarily unavailable at the regular domain name.

how can we Add Instant Alias Templates ?

for Adding Instant Alias Templates

  1. Select DNS Manager in the E.Manager menu.
  2. Click the EDIT icon to go to the DNS zone management page. in this page
  3. To add an instant alias template, click the Add instant alias link. This will open the form to fill out

Shared IP tag

  1. Click Submit. You will be taken back to the list of instant aliases with the new instant alias template added to the list

can we Edit Instant Alias Templates and how

yes, u can edit it.

Once an Instant Alias is created, the system adds all necessary A DNS records to this DNS zone.To view these DNS records, cilck the Edit button near the necessary Instant Aliases

The upper part of the table lists the existing DNS A records in the selected DNS zone. To delete DNS records, click the Trash icon.

The lower part of the table appears only when the DNS zone does not contain A records for some logical servers. It lists these logical servers with their IP’s.

To add a logical server to the DNS zone, click the Add button. You can add all these servers to the DNS zone by clicking the Add records to all listed logical servers link at the bottom of the table.

To delete Instant Alias Template, click the Trash icon next to the corresponding alias.