In Parallels H-Sphere a hosting plan determines the account type or, in other words, priveleges and hosting resources/services granted to an account owner. Plans are created and edited with plan wizards and can be divided into three main categories:

Plan Category

Used to create:

Related docs

Available to:


administrative and tech support accounts

Admin Plans
Providing Technical Support

Master admin and resellers.
Resellers can create administrative plans at the level of their reseller control panel.


reseller accounts

Understanding Resellers
Creating Resellers

Master admin only

End User

system (service) and customer accounts

Hosting Your Own Domain
Signing Up Users

Master admin and resellers

Reseller and User plans determine resource pricing if configured as pay plans.

User plans can differ by platform: Unix, Windows, Real Unix, Real Windows, etc.

You can also create Demo plans that demonstrate the capabilities of Parallels H-Sphere without having to use real resources.

Customers can change their hosting plans. You can configure which plans customers can upgrade from and to as suggested in Compatible Plans.

In this chapter:

Creating And Editing Reseller Plans

A Typical Plan Wizard

Unix RealMedia Plan Wizard

MySQL Plan Wizard

Windows Plan Wizard

Windows RealMedia Plan Wizard

E-mail Plan Wizard

Markup Plan Wizard

Admin Plans

Demo Plans

Access to Plans

Plan Controls

Plan Settings

Controlling RAM And CPU Usage