How to Manage Your Web Hosting via the Control Panel¶
Web Hostings offer a web-based Control Panel service with common features for all web hosting types, and some specific features depending on the web hosting type.
In general, it allows you to access your logs, manage your databases, reboot your application processes, browse your git repositories, purge the Varnish cache and check free storage space.
Then, depending on the web hosting type, it might include additional features, such as the WordPress one-click install feature on PHP/MySQL web hostings.
Accessing the Control Panel¶
You can access the control panel from the “Administration” tab on your web hosting’s management page.
To login, you’ll need to enter the username provided in that page and your web hosting password. If you have forgotten your web hosting password, you can reset it from the “Security” tab on your web hosting’s management page.
Resources and Tools¶
View the Logs¶
You can access a variety of logs to troubleshoot or monitor your websites or applications.
Logs available for consultation will vary according to the web hosting type. Please refer to each web hosting family documentation for more information.
In general, you’ll always be able to access Apache, database, boot process, Anacron and language-specific logs.
Each database has its own management interface that can be accessed from the Control Panel. You can refer to each database documentation to learn more.
Edit Scheduled Tasks¶
Under the Cron section of the Control Panel, click on the “Edit scheduled tasks” link to modify or add any recurring tasks, such as database dumps.
Refer to the Anacrontab documentation for more details and examples.
Browse Git Repositories¶
Once you have created a repository using the git service, you’ll be able to access
gitweb from your Control Panel.
You’ll be able to see the commit history and browse through the files of all branches that you have pushed to your repository.
Reboot Your Application Process¶
You can reboot your application processes from the Control Panel without rebooting the whole web hosting.
Purge Varnish Cache¶
All web hosting types can use the Varnish cache system to speed up page delivery and reduce the web hosting’s load.
You can purge the cache from the web hosting’s Control Panel.
Check Available Disk Space¶
The Control Panel will indicate how much free storage space is left on your web hosting.
If necessary, you can buy additional storage space at any time from your web hosting management page, up to 1 TB.
Multi-Address Management (symlink)¶
This is useful when you only have one site or vhost on your Web Hosting interface, but you need to link several different ones to it and you don’t want to use web forwarding. A common use of this is with “multisite” installations of Wordpress, or if you want a domain with and without “www” to go to the same web hosting.
To use this feature:
Click on the “Multi-address management” link that you see in the “Multi-address” box. You will now see three columns: “From”, “To”, and “Current link”
To forward (or link) one address to another, choose the “from” address, then the “to” address and then click on the button “Create the link”.
You can do this as many times as you want, though it must be done one address at a time.
You can remove links by checking the ones that you see in the “Current link” column, and then by clicking on “Revert”. Removing the link will not affect the web hosting (it will not be deleted).