General Use of the Control Panel

The various sections of Opalstack's control panel allow you to manage different aspects of your hosting account by creating, editing, and deleting items like domains, applications, shell users, et cetera.

Most sections of the panel work as follows.

Creating items

1

Use the control panel sidebar to navigate to the applicable section of the control panel.

2

Click the "Add" button in the upper left portion of the content area.

3

Enter the details for the item that you're creating.

4

Click the "Save" button to save your entries, or 'Cancel' to discard them.

Editing and deleting items

1

Use the control panel sidebar to navigate to the applicable section of the control panel.

2

Locate the item that you want to edit. You can sort the list by clicking on its column headers. You can also use the search field at the top of the page to locate items.

3

Click the checkbox next to the item that you want to edit.

4

Once the item is selected, its edit/delete options will appear. Click on the option you want to use.

5

A dialog will appear to guide you through the option you've chosen. Follow the instructions in the dialog, and click the appropriate action button when you've completed the instructions.

Note that if you have deleted an item that involves deleting data from the server, such as a shell user, an application, or a database, the item will not be deleted immediately. Instead, the item will be queued for deletion in 24 hours. Items in this state appear with two icons:

These icons can be used to undo or accelerate the deletion process:

  1. The Recover icon: click to remove your user from the deletion queue.
  2. The Delete Now icon: click to delete the user immediately.

Some sections of the panel, such as Site Routes, Mail Users, and Email Addresses include an edit icon in the rightmost column. Clicking the icon will allow you to edit that item.

Notices

Some actions will generate notices that appear at the top of the control panel window. See Control Panel Notifications for more information.