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creating server-wide subdomain or subdirectory for plesk access

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by perler, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. perler

    perler Guest

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    hi,

    i'd like to offer my clients an easier way to access the plesk control panel then the https://*:8443 URL. i thought about:

    1) an automatically created subdomain cp.domain.com for each users domain which holds a file with a redirect statement to https://*:8443

    2) an automatically created subdirectory domain.com/cp for each users domain which holds a file with a redirect statement to https://*:8443

    or is this already implemented and i missed it completely?

    PAT
     
  2. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

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    Plesk does not have any of those 'automatic' things built in, however it can be done with the skeleton files and the Event Manager.

    For #1, Basically you would create a vhost.conf and/or vhost_ssl.conf with the appropriate rewrite statements (using the event manager tags in place of an actual domain name), put the file(s) into the skeleton.

    For #2, Then you can write a short script to use the command line utilities to create the subdomain and write the redirect index file. This script can be put into the Event Manager to be triggered on an event such as Physical Hosting Created (ie. once the domain's directory structure is created)

    A simple sample of rewrite using @domain_name@ in vhost.conf for SKELETON FILE(from memory):
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteMap lowercase int:tolower

    ServerAlias cp.@domain_name@
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^cp.@domain_name@$
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !error_docs
    RewriteRule ^/(.*) https://www.@domain_name@:8443 [L,R]

    </IfModule>
     
  3. perler

    perler Guest

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    as a first test, i put your rewrite code into ..vhosts/domain.com/conf/vhost.conf for a specific existing domain and restarted apache

    unfortunately, the default rewrite for each subdomain (ie whatever.domain.com) points to the sitebuilder control panel so you statements doesn't seem to get into effect..

    edited: meanwhile i removed the sitebuilder which i don't use anyay and now the default index.html comes up instead of the plesk cp.

    edited again: i had to change

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^cp.@domain_name@$

    to

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^cp.@domain_name@

    coul'd you explain why you used $ in the first place and what consequences it has to remove it?

    PAT


    PAT
     
  4. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

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    Sorry, I didn't make it clear. The example for vhost.conf is for the SKELETON file usage. If you are going to manually put it into an existing domain's vhost.conf file you would replace the @domain_name@ with the actual domain name.

    Then you would do the following:

    /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/websrvmng -u --vhost-name=yourdomain.tld

    service httpd restart

    When used in the skeleton, you don't have to do these 2 extra commands since Plesk does them when creating the new domain. I thought your question was about using skeleton files, so I didn't adjust my post to reflect if you wanted to manually enter the changes :) There are many of my posts regarding different vhost.conf rewrites in recent time.
     
  5. perler

    perler Guest

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    so the $ behind @domain_name@ must be in the skel /vhost.conf, right? (it worked without..)

    PAT
     
  6. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

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    For this example, the $ can probably be left out. That just tells the rewritecond where to stop the matching process.
     
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