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Article ID: 115798, created on Mar 24, 2013, last review on Apr 17, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation 5.5
  • Operations Automation 5.4

Service Template for Linux Shared Hosting

The following resources are mandatory for typical OA Service Template for Linux Shared Hosting:

  • Physical hosting (Apache)
  • Diskspace
  • Traffic
  • DNS hosting (this resource can be used from another subscription)

Optional hosting resources are as follows:

  • Domain Parking
  • IP addresses
  • Backup management
  • ProFTPD
  • File Manager
  • Log Files Access
  • MySQL/PostgreSQL databases
  • APS applications


  1. It is enough to include 1 unit of the 'Physical hosting (Apache)' resource in a Service Template, it represents number of webspaces a customer may create in their subscription.

  2. If the 'Autoprovisioning' parameter in a Service Template is enabled then OA will automatically create webspace, otherwise webspace will be created during creating the very first website in a subscription.

  3. The number of websites a customer may create within their subscription is defined by the 'Apache Web Sites' sub-resource of the main 'Physical hosting (Apache)' resource. All websites may be hosted in a single webspace.

  4. During webspace creating OA automatically configures so called Instant Access URL which may be used to open customer's webspace in browser even if customer did not create a single website in their subscription. The Instant Access URL is generated using the 'Instant Access URL prefix template' and 'Default Domain Identifier' activation parameters of the 'Physical Hosting (Apache)' resource. E.g. consider the following values of the parameters:

    • 'Instant Access URL prefix template' - 's${subscription_id}${unique}'
    • 'Default Domain Identifier' -
    • Customer subscription ID - 1000101

In this case customer's webspace will be accessible by the URL, it may be opened in a browser almost immediately after subscription provisioning completed because it is assumed that the domain is already registered and OA just adds new A record in the existing domain.

So, using the Instant Access URL a customer may get access to the whole webspace and to any website in a webspace (using name of the corresponding location where website is hosted) even if domain registration for their domain is not yet completed or DNS information was not yet propagated over the Internet.

See the main Knowledgebase article #115790 Website Hosting: General information, Best Practices and Troubleshooting for more information.

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