XML schema is based on the SOAP RPC convention.
XML API provides the following mechanism of communication between remote applications and the Control Panel:
- A remote Java application calls CP methods to perform particular actions (for example, to create an account or to return the list of domains). For this, it invokes its SOAP client to form the corresponding XML request and to http it to the Control Panel;
- the CP SOAP server receives this XML request, parses the request and calls a target H-Sphere service;
- the target H-Sphere service performs actions according to the received request
(for example, creates an account or returns the list of domains),
and responds via the SOAP server to the remote application.
If the request is incorrect, the SOAP server returns a SOAP fault.
Therefore, though HTTP is used for data transfer, H-Sphere XML API services are not called from a Web browser!