Getting started (ISPmanager)
This document describes the control panel's interface. The control panel's elements may be arranged in different ways depending on the theme of the control panel. The main elements of the interface are marked with figures on the pictures and are put in parentheses within the text, such as (7). The control panel is the system with authorized access. To gain access to the system, you must enter your username and password.
In this form you should enter a valid Username and password. 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's interface. Later you will be able to change the password, language and theme in the User settings module.
Here you can also see a "Password recovery" link that will take you to the form for password recovery if you have lost or forgot it. You should provide your username, and the instruction on how to restore your password will be sent to the email address that you have provided in the General settings module.
The data that you need for working in the control panel is kept in the browser cookie during one hour after you made the last request. If you access the control panel from another computer, we recommend that you reset this data by clicking the (1) icon. Your session will be terminated when you finish working with the panel.
You can log in to the control panel with access privileges of another user. If you enter with root permissions, the message (2) will inform you about your access level. Clicking the corresponding link will return you to the previous access level.
After you have logged in to ISPmanager, it will show the navigation panel on the left that shows all the control panel's modules you can use.
The control panel has a built-in help system. If you need more information about an item, move the cursor over the selected icon or its name to see the hint (3). To get brief information about the module of the control panel you are currently in, move your cursor over the icon(4).
You can use the navigation panel to access the modules. All of the menu functions are grouped into categories (5) that are available on the certain access 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 with each line corresponding to a separate element. You can sort out the lines in the table by its column by clicking on the column name (6).
The toolbar is displayed on the top of the table (7). The toolbar is the list of actions that you can perform in the table. Select one or several lines in the table and click the corresponding icon on the toolbar. To select several lines, press "Ctrl" and "Shift".
There is an additional panel (8) that contains information about the number of the table elements (they may differ depending on the module). If no line is selected, the statistical 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 page in the Control panel settings module.
The other type of the control panel's modules is the form that may include:
- text field,
- text area,
- password field,
- drop-down menu,
- check box.
If several values can be provided in the text field, the icon (10) is displayed. Clicking this icon will extend the text field enabling to enter values line by line.
You can click the icon ((15)) to get a randomly generated password.
The form contains two buttons:
- OK - save changes
- Cancel - close the form without saving.
You can close the form by clicking the corresponding icon (12) on the form heading.
The form can consist of several tabs (13) that are displayed at the top of the form.