Getting started (BILLmanager)
This document below describes the control pane's interface. The control panel elements may be arranged in different ways depending on the theme of the control panel . The main interface elements are marked with figures on the pictures and with figures in round brackets within the text, such as (7).
The control panel is the system with authorized access. To enter the system, you must enter you authorization data.
In this form you should enter a valid Username and password to gain access to the control panel. You can choose a Language of the interface which will be used for the menu, fields' headings, hints, help and other messages. Also you can choose a theme for the control panel interface. Later you can change the selected password, language and theme in the Control panel settings module. The data is kept in the browser cookie during one hour after the last request, therefore, if you access the control panel from another computer, we recommend that you reset these data by clicking the (1) icon.
If you are already registered in the billing system, but lost or forgot your password, you can restore it by clicking the Password recovery.
For more information please read the article BILLmanager password recovery.
You can restore your password by providing your username or email address that you provided when registering in the billing system. Carefully read the information in the form.
You can log into the control panel using access privileges of any other user. Thus, entering with root permissions, the welcome message (2) will inform you about your location. Clicking the corresponding link will return you to the previous level.
The control panel has a built-in help system. If something is not clear for you, move the mouse cursor over the selected icon or the field to view the hint (3). To get brief information about any of the modules of the control panel move your mouse cursor over the icon(4).
Use the navigation menu to access the modules. The menu contains the functions grouped by categories (5) available on a particular level . You can select the category, if the list of modules is too large.
All modules can be divided into two categories:
- list of elements
The list of elements is a table where each line corresponds to a separate element. You can sort out the lines in the table by one of its columns by clicking on the column name (6).
The toolbar is displayed on the top of the table (7). The toolbar is a list of available actions that can be performed in the table. Select one or several lines in the table and click the corresponding icon on a toolbar. To select a group of lines, press the "Ctrl" and "Shift" buttons.
There is an additional panel (8) that contains table elements statistic information (that may differ in different modules). If no line is selected, the statistic information is given for all the lines.
The control panel has a special function ((9)) that allows you to divide tables into pages. You can provide the number of lines per one page using the module Control panel settings.
The other type of the control panel's modules is the form:
- text field,
- text area,
- password field,
- drop-down menu,
- check box.
If the text field is used to enter several values, the icon (10) is displayed near by. Clicking this icon will extend the text field enabling to enter values line by line.
Some of the text fields have an additional control element (11). The element allows the value that corresponds to the lack of quota.
There is an icon that you may use to get a randomly generated password ((15)).
There are two buttons within the form:
- OK - save changes
- Cancel - close the form without saving.
You can close the form by clicking (12) in the form heading as well.
There is a form that consists of several tabs. Such tabs (13) are displayed at the top of the form.