HC9 Control Panel Features

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.

  • Multiple servers support both Windows & Linux
  • Configure multiple roles per server i-e(Web, Mail, DNS, Database, Virtualization 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.

  • Add New Server (Windows/Linux)
  • Remove Existing Servers
  • Add/Edit/Modify Server Roles
  • Define Global Settings for Cluster

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 Secondary Non-Web 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.

  • Import Existing NT Accounts into Hosting Controller
  • Import Existing IIS Websites into Hosting Controller
  • Import Existing Site Data

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.

  • Supporting several languages including Bulgarian, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Thai, Turkish, and Hungarian.
  • Automatic notification in HostAdmin control panel when updated language pack becomes available.
  • Simple to click language packs installation.
  • Language Packs are absolutely FREE!

Powerful and unique Account Manager with rich management features.

  • 3 Levels of Users - HostAdmin, Resellers & WebAdmin
  • Add/Edit/Delete Reseller or WebAdmin User Accounts
  • Add/Edit/Delete FTP Accounts
  • Edit Account Profiles (Address, E-mail etc).
  • Change Account Passwords
  • Revoke Change Password Rights from User
  • Allocate Hosting Plans to Accounts
  • Suspend/Activate User Accounts.

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.

  • Add/Modify/Rename/Delete Hosting Plans.
  • Create/Sell/Delete Hosting Add-on.
  • Option to set Hosting Plan Billing Cycle (Monthly, Quarterly, Yearly).
  • Ability to Define Setup fee in Hosting Plans.
  • Make Plans Available/Unavailable for Specific Customers.
  • Automatic Plan Purchase through Credit Card Payment.
  • Ability to set Credit Limit which is like liquid cash. If online payment is not possible then customer may purchase plans using credit limit.
  • Ability to Switch Customer Plans (Plan Upgrade or Downgrade).
  • Ability to Set Plan/Add-on Discounts.
  • Ability to Disable Plan, Hence Deactivate All Sites in That Plan.
  • Ability to Disable Reseller Account, Hence Deactivate All Sites Under the Reseller.
  • Renew Existing User Plans.
  • Detailed Reports of Sold Plans, Purchased Plans, Expired Plans etc.
  • Tight Integration with Billing.
  • Easy Plan Management and Extremely Easy Interface.
  • Easy Plan Comparison.
  • Comprehensive Searching Feature.
  • Make Copy of Plans
  • Different Types of Plan Supported i-e Shared Hosting, Mail only Hosting, DNS only Hosting, SharePoint Hosting only, VPS Hosting Only Hosting Plans etc.

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.

  • Support for EVERY Gateway in The World through Open API Including PayPal, WorldPay, Authorize.Net, 2Checkout, ChronoPay, BluePay, SaferPay and LinkPoint.
  • Multi-Currency Support - Ability to Add Your Own Currency to System
  • Ability to Turn On/Off Invoicing.
  • Automatic Invoice Generation.
  • Prorated & No prorated Invoicing.
  • Export Billing History for a user in CSV file.
  • Export Tax history in CSV file
  • TAX & VAT Support
  • Invoices are settled against Payment (One-to-one Correspondence).
  • Customizable E-mail Reminders when Invoice Becomes Due.
  • Ability to Manually Settle, Unsettle, Mail, Delete an Invoice or Payment.
  • Ability to re-send Invoices.
  • Automatic Account/Website Deactivation on Non-Payment (Configurable).
  • Automatic Account/Website Activation after Payment.
  • Automatic Credit Card Charging When Invoice Become Due (Configurable).
  • Offline Payment Registration
  • Complete Invoice/Payment Searching Feature.
  • Complete Transaction Detail Logs for Host.
  • Automatic Retry to Charge When Payment is Declined (Configurable).
  • Payment Forms for Credit Card Payments.
  • Detailed Reports for Each Level of Admin.
  • Daily E-mail Reports of Invoice/Payments.
  • Customizable Welcome E-mails, Invoices for Resellers.
  • Printable Invoices.
  • Neat Interface, Improved Usability.
  • Ability to Turn OFF Billing System Completely.
  • Add/Edit/Delete Domains.
  • NAT Support.
  • Add/Edit/Delete Sub-Domains.
  • Add/Edit/Delete FTP Sites and Users.
  • Support for Name-Based (Virtual IP) as well as IP-Based (Dedicated IP) Hosting
  • Start/Stop/Pause Websites.
  • Add/Edit/Delete Virtual Directories.
  • Password Protected Directories.
  • Configure Advanced Settings like Custom Errors, Host Headers, Site Redirect.
  • Set Default Documents.
  • Instant Site Access for Name-Based Domains. Reseller can specify a format which allows user to access web sites, FTP, mail prior to DNS provisioning
  • Ability for Reseller to Set Custom Parking Page.
  • Ability to set HTTP URL Redirection.

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.

  • Each Reseller Can Edit & Customize his Auto Sign-up.
  • Real time Domain Registration
  • Shopping Cart Style, Easy to Navigate Sign-up Forms.
  • Ability to Turn On/Off Plans You Wish to Offer in Auto Sign-up Cart.
  • Ability to Offer Add-Ons in Auto Sign-up Cart.
  • Ability to Accept Payment through Any Payment Processor.
  • Ability to Offer Trial Sign-up.

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.

  • Register Domains through registrars supported by HC.
  • Register/Update/Renew domain names and perform WHOIS right from HC.
  • Automated Domain Transfer.
  • Register/Modify Name Servers.
  • You may also Request Your Registrar Support.

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.

  • Each Reseller May Add/Edit/Remove Support Categories.
  • Customer may Raise Support Tickets.
  • Answer Support Tickets.
  • Escalate Trouble Ticket to Host Admin.
  • Email Alerts on Opening/Update/Closing of Support Tickets.

Powerful DNS management feature with distributed DNS support.

  • Support for MS DNS, Simple DSN and BIND DNS on Windows and Linux.
  • Support for Remote DNS Servers on Windows and Linux.
  • Automatic DNS Entries on Site Creation (MX, A, PTR etc).
  • Web Based DNS Editor (Add/Edit/Delete Zones)
  • Custom Name servers Support for Resellers - Ideal for Private Labeling..

Unique support for multiple Mail Servers and powerful mail management features.

  • Support for Nine Mail Servers. [ See List ]
  • Support for Free Mail Server (MailEnable).
  • Support for Multiple type of Mail Servers within a cluster i-e you can run Microsoft Exchange & any other Mail Servers simultaneously within a cluster.
  • Support for Remote Mail Servers on Both Windows and Linux.
  • Add/Edit/Delete Mail Domains.
  • Allocate Mailbox Size etc.
  • Add/Edit/Delete Mail Aliases & POP Accounts.
  • Change Email Passwords.
  • Setup Mailing Lists.
  • Set/Edit/Delete Mail Forwarding
  • Add/Edit/Delete Mailing List & Add/Remove members of Mailing List.

Powerful support for MySQL & MS-SQL databases on both local and remote servers.

  • Run MySQL/MS-SQL Database on Local and Remote Server.
  • Add/Edit/Delete MySQL or MS-SQL Databases on Both Local or Remote Server.
  • Backup and Restore MySQL or MS-SQL Databases on Both Local or Remote Server.

Setup website statistics with click of a button.

  • Support for Three Statistics Servers Including WebTrends (Enterprise and Reporting Server), WebAlizer, AWStats and SmarterStats Server.
  • Shipped with Free WebAlizer & AWStats Statistics Server.
  • Setup & Configure Web Statistics on Click of a Button.
  • Website Statistics Viewable via Web.

Complete Management of Microsoft FrontPage Extensions.

  • FrontPage 2000/2002/2003 Extensions Supported.
  • Install/Uninstall FrontPage Extensions.
  • Advanced Management (Sub-Webs, Authoring etc).

Advanced Bandwidth Monitoring Utility to monitor traffic on server.

  • Bandwidth Calculation for Website.
  • Graphic Data Transfer Reports for Each Level of Admin.
  • E-mail Alerts for Each level of Admin (configurable).
  • Automatic Site Suspension on Bandwidth Exceed (Configurable).
  • Automatic Selling of Extra Bandwidth (Configurable).
  • Tightly Integrated With Plan Manager.

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.

  • Continuous Monitoring of Disk Space.
  • Send Alerts to Both Host and Customer when it is about to Exceed (Configurable)
  • Integrated with MS Disk Quota.
  • Tightly Integrated With Plan Manager.

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.

  • Order Dedicated SSL certificates.
  • Generate CSR
  • SSL Certificate Installation
  • Add/Edit/Delete Shared SSL Directories.
  • Configure SSL Directory Properties (Allow anonymous etc).

Add multiple types of ODBC Data sources with ease.

  • Add/Edit/Delete System DSN Entries.
  • MS-SQL, MS Access, Excel, FoxPro and MySQL DSN Types Supported.
  • ColdFusion DSN is also supported for MS-SQL, MS Access & MySQL.

Allow or deny scripting permission on individual websites with single click.

  • Allow or disallow Microsoft .Net.
  • Allow or disallow ColdFusion MX.
  • Allow or disallow PHP scripting on both Windows & Linux.
  • Allow or disallow Perl scripting on both Windows & Linux.

Let the customers register COM components without asking Host. (Configurable)

  • ARegister/Unregister COM Components.
  • Manage Registered Components.

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.

  • Install/Uninstall/Disable Application on Websites with a click.
  • Lots of new Click & Install Apps are included in HC under different categories i-e Blogs, Forums, Ecommerce Solutions, Customer Support Solutions, Content Management System, Online Calendar, Site Builder, Web Data Manager and Photo Gallery.

Manage the NTFS Permissions through panel ACL Manager.

  • Automatic Optimized NTFS security Settings on Folder and Files.
  • Add/Update/Remove User Rights on Files/Folders.
  • Tighten Security According To Your Requirement.

Web based interface for management of Files/Folders.

  • Add/Edit/Delete/Rename Folders.
  • Users can Upload Files to their Account.
  • User can Zip their Files/Folders.
  • User can Edit their Web Pages online.

Advanced Index Server Management is integrated in Hosting Controller.

  • Add/Delete Index Server Catalogs.
  • Scan Server Catalogs.

Manage Windows Server Services with ease and restart server remotely.

  • View Services Installed on Windows Server.
  • Start/Stop/Pause Windows Services.
  • Change Service Properties (Automatic/Manual/Disabled).
  • System Statistics including Memory Usage, Virtual Memory & Physical Disk Usage
  • Restart Hosting Server.

The skin option allows the user to totally control the looks of the control panel.

  • Multiple Skins in Different Color Variations.
  • Design Your Own Skins Theme, Give Them to Hosting Controller Team and we will Get Your Skin in 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.

Overview Supported Software