HC9 is a unified hosting automation control panel for web hosts and cloud based service providers to manage both Windows & Linux servers simultaneously as part of a single cluster. HC works on a three tier user model.
As the traffic increases, and as applications are going more and more complex, system administrators encounter a common bottleneck: a single server simply can't handle the load. An obvious way to solve that issue is to use multiple servers to serve the same content. While most solutions are expensive and hardware-based, HC Load Balancer is cost-effective, bring production-quality and high performance into hosting business.
This built-in mechanism balances the resources load among the servers i-e websites, users, mails, DNS, database etc.
With a rapid expansion in the web hosting industry, provisions for multiple-platform hosting services are becoming popular by the day. It is generally seen that what a medium, large or a growing web host desire for is a solution that can provide easy management and single interface for hosting servers running on Windows and Linux. HC9 provides a unique opportunity to manage hosting servers running on different platforms through single interface. Hosting Controller is the only hosting automation tool that supports both Windows and Linux hosting within a cluster. This provides flexibility to manage Windows (IIS) and Linux (Apache) web servers simultaneously through a centralized single interface.
Managing multiple servers is not only a tedious job but doing it manually also involves additional resources. Now you can manage multiple servers through single interface within a cluster. HC relieves the pain of logging different servers separately and performing related management tasks. HC is designed and built as a software system to facilitate administration tasks, manages a cluster of servers that exposes a centralized interface posing as single virtual entity.
Now with HC each Reseller can have an entirely separate box to himself. This means dedicating a server and its resources to a Reseller while still being able to manage it in a cluster. Wonderful isn't it. Confined within the limits of a server, the Reseller now gets to create and manage his end customers with the added convenience of being able to access remote machines for their Mail/DNS/DB needs.
In HC, a cluster can be made independent of the NAT i.e. you can have a server of the cluster outside the NAT. Previously in HC6.1, DCOM remote call was limited to the machines within the NAT IP range because of DCOM limitations. In .NET based remoting service there is no such limitation. In simple words you can get your dedicated servers from different vendors around the world placed in different data centers and still have the option to manage them through single interface in a cluster environment.
Hosting Controller enables you to import existing non-Hosting Controller users into your system. Hosting Controller gets the list of users from the operating system, and you can state whether they will be created as a Reseller or WebAdmin account, what Reseller account the user will appear under, and what hosting plan the user will use.
One major barrier to widespread access to the Internet is the language barrier. English has been the de facto language of the Internet. There is a great demand for localization of web hosting control panel and regional language interfaces. Hosting Controller control panel is available in many global languages. Each installation of HC can have multiple languages pack installed.
Powerful and unique Account Manager with rich management features.
Plan Manager allows unlimited plan's creation both at Host and Reseller levels. It is very helpful to reseller based hosting companies as with the help of complete private labeling support, the reseller essentially becomes a web hosting company of its own. Now all you have to do is create plans, sit back, and let HC manage the billing and invoicing headache.
Most advanced and complete Billing System. All you need to do is to provide merchant account information and that is all. The Auto Billing service will itself determine about the plans that are due on your customers and generate invoices for them. The next obvious action is charging, if the credit card information of your customer is in database (encrypted), service will charge the due amount, otherwise it will mail her the Invoice details.
Are you looking for shopping cart software for signing-up new customers? Have you considered the amount of time spent in setting the customer accounts? Stop wasting time, give control to Hosting Controller and start spending your time in marketing instead!
Hosting Controller offers auto sign-up feature that is easily customizable and tightly integrated with domain registrars and your payme processors.
Ever wanted to do domain registration and related tasks through Hosting Controller Panel? We have provided you this. Support for domain registrars is a unique feature of Hosting Controller.
Are you wasting a lot of time to manage the support emails? Are you a reseller and always have to email problems to your host and there is no tracking? The solution is integrated Trouble Ticket system in HC panel.
Powerful DNS management feature with distributed DNS support.
Unique support for multiple Mail Servers and powerful mail management features.
Powerful support for MySQL & MS-SQL databases on both local and remote servers.
Setup website statistics with click of a button.
Complete Management of Microsoft FrontPage Extensions.
Advanced Bandwidth Monitoring Utility to monitor traffic on server.
This is a unique feature of Hosting Controller which contiguously monitors the Disk Usage and sends alerts when it is about to exceed the allowed limit.
Global Sign is integrated with HC which enables web hosts and service providers to offer dedicated SSL certificates with their hosting services and install certificates on their customer's domains through HC control panel.
You may also provide SSL to multiple clients through a Single SSL Certificate. This is called Shared SSL.
Add multiple types of ODBC Data sources with ease.
Allow or deny scripting permission on individual websites with single click.
Let the customers register COM components without asking Host. (Configurable)
As a value added service, you may offer SaaS applications with every website. Web host can now offer variety of PHP & MySQL based applications to their customers within the hosting package. These are simple but yet flexible applications which can help you look and ultimately grow you as professional web hosting company. By offering these value-added applications, web host clearly gets a competitive edge over its rivals.
Manage the NTFS Permissions through panel ACL Manager.
Web based interface for management of Files/Folders.
Advanced Index Server Management is integrated in Hosting Controller.
Manage Windows Server Services with ease and restart server remotely.
The skin option allows the user to totally control the looks of the control panel.
The most visible benefit of the HC Shared Hosting Module is its "all under one roof" notion. Everything can be managed centrally via a unified interface. You don't need to log into separate interfaces.
A strong need for multi-tiered provisioning has always been felt by the web hosting industry. HC Shared Hosting Module provides a multi-tiered access to its users, each tier being able to enjoy its own set of privileges.
The database for HC Shared Hosting Module resides at a central location in MSSQL.
In the perilous world of hosting one of the most sought-after features is failover capability. Most hosting providers desire a redundant setup in order to keep their content highly available (H.A) and minimize the chances of downtime in case of a disaster. HC Shared Hosting Module presents a multi-faceted solution. It offers panel redundancy and DNS redundancy through its own web interface.
HC Shared Hosting Module brings the convenience of self-service to its customers. Each tier enjoys a unique dashboard with an exclusive set of privileges and an inherent white labelling opportunity.
An API tool kit allows developers to integrate the Shared Hosting Module with their own web applications and call the methods for their own interfaces.