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INFO:INFO:SharedHosting - DNS Only Hosting

Zeeshan Masood
MachPanel

Summary

This articles describes in detail about the Integration of DNS Only Hosting (Shared/Web Hosting) and DNS Only Subscriptions and Management.

Applies To

This article applies to MachPanel v6 and above.

Pre-Requisites
  1. MachPanel Control Server has been installed, if not then follow below KB article:
    http://kb.machsol.com/Knowledgebase/Article/50261
  2. MachPanel Remote Server has been installed, if not then follow below KB article:
    http://kb.machsol.com/Knowledgebase/Article/50262

STEP-1: Integrating DNS Service with MachPanel Web Hosting:

  • Open MachPanel Control Panel Website (You can do it by opening MachPanel Control Server Configuration Studio and then navigating to Configure > Control Panel Website, and then clicking on the URL in it). Log in with the provider credentials.
  • Add Web Hosting server Group if not added already. Navigate to Home > Service Director > Web Hosting > Server group and then click on Add Server Group, as we added here in the following Snapshot (e.g: DNS only). For more details click Add Web Hosting Server Group

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  • Now Click on Server Group Name, new tab "Web Hosting Servers" will open and you will also see Services in options column.

         

  • Click Services in the options menu against the desired server then click on Add Service button.

       

  • To add DNS Service to your Hostmatic/Web server, select DNS from the drop down list.

       

  • Now, select Provider for the DNS service and provide necessary details such as DNS Settings and Name server for this DNS. Click Save when done, See the snapshot below:

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  • In the Server Settings, by selecting Provider as Microsoft DNS, you have the following window as shown below.

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  • In the Server Settings, by selecting Provider as Simple DNS Plus, you have the following options to fill as shown below.

       

  • In the Server Settings, by selecting Provider as Power DNS, you have the following options to fill as shown below.

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  • Hit Test Service for each service and if you get Successful message in Green then integration of that service is successful.
STEP-2: Creating DNS Only Product/Package:
  • To add a DNS Only - Shared Hosting Product navigate to path: Home >> Service Plans >>Hosting Products. Select Customer Product Listing tab for Customer plan.
  • Click Add New Product button as shown below:

          

  • Now provide basic details such as Server Group, Product name and select Package Type DNS Only.

         

  • Under Resources tab, Provide the following field.
  1. Maximum DNS Zones.

         

  • Select Payment Cycles and Payment Groups and click Next.
  • Add Price Group and click Next.
  • Associate Add-on (if any) and then Finish to create the Package.
STEP-3: Provisioning and Selling of DNS Only - Shared Hosting Plan:
  • In this step you have to sell and provision the DNS Only Plan to the customer. Select Shared Hosting under "Service".

           

  • Select the DNS Only Plan under "Package".

          

STEP-4: Management of DNS Only Subscriptions:
  • Navigate to following path to manage DNS Only Subscription:  Home >> Service Director >> Web Hosting >> Hosting Accounts
  • Select DNS Only Subscription and Press Manage tab as shown below:

           

  •  By pressing Manage you have the following options as written below:
  1.  Manage
  2. Generate Renewal Invoice
  3. Cancel Subscription
  4. Upgrade
  5. Downgrade
  6. Put on Hold

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  • Select Resources to get the Edit Resources tab as shown below.

         

  • By pressing the Edit Resources, you have the following window as shown below.

         

  • Now by pressing DNS Zones you have the following tabs.
  1. Create DNS Zones
  2. Import DNS Zones

         

  • Now you can also Manage, Remove and Create Reverse Lookup of your DNS zone.

         

  • By pressing Manage you can manage DNS RecordSOA Record and Add DNS Record as shown below.

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  • By pressing on SOA record you have the following window as shown below.

        

  • Now you can save your updated SOA Record as shown below.