Allowing sub-servers to do script installs

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#1 Sat, 12/13/2008 - 22:15

Allowing sub-servers to do script installs

I know I'm missing an "OK" somewhere... I want to create a sub-server under an existing domain and allow that sub-server to install script_installers. But all I see is an update capability, not the ability to install new script_installers.

What I'm trying to do is create a where a set of general tools will reside that can be utilized by clients. I.e. limesurvey, phpMyAdmin, etc.

Can someone point me to where I need to enable this? I really only want it enabled for a specific sub-server, but enabling it for any sub-sever would be okay.<br><br>Post edited by: tbirnseth, at: 2008/12/15 16:36

Sun, 12/14/2008 - 04:50
ronald's picture

what I do is generate a sub-server as a top level server
it will then behave as any normal server incl. the install scripts feature and its own login

Sun, 12/14/2008 - 09:39 (Reply to #2)

Not sure what you mean. When I select 'create sub-server' I don't get the same template as I do with a top-level server. Hence it doesn't seem to have the option to do many of the things a top-level server does.

Do I create a top-level server and then move it to become a sub-server of another domain?

Can you give your basic steps?

Sun, 12/14/2008 - 12:27 (Reply to #3)
ronald's picture

1 create server
2 choose top level server (thus not sub-server)
3 at Domain name field fill in:

because of the name you give it, it is in fact already a sub-server,but with all features of a top level server

Sun, 12/14/2008 - 12:29 (Reply to #4)
ronald's picture

it will then reside in /home/

not in /home/

Sun, 12/14/2008 - 15:23 (Reply to #5)

hmm... How about the DNS for it.
My ultimate goal is to be able to create CNAME entries in DNS and RewriteRule's in httpd.

I.e. IN A
and to be able to access it via:

Will this work under this strategy?

Appreciate your help.

Mon, 12/15/2008 - 06:13 (Reply to #6)
ronald's picture

yes because it will behave exactly as any top level domain
so will behave the same as as in features, apache, dns etc.

example of zonefile as i have it for such created sub-server
<div class='quote'>$ttl 38400
@ IN SOA (
38400 )
@ IN NS IN A IN A IN A IN A IN TXT &quot;v=spf1 a mx; 38400 IN NS IN NS IN MX 10</div>

Mon, 12/15/2008 - 06:16 (Reply to #7)
ronald's picture

and its apache directives, you can add rewrite rules of course.

<div class='quote'>SuexecUserGroup &quot;#547&quot; &quot;#529&quot;
DocumentRoot /home/
ErrorLog /home/
CustomLog /home/ combined
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /home/
ScriptAlias /awstats /home/
DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.php index.php4 index.php5
&lt;Directory /home/;
Options Indexes IncludesNOEXEC FollowSymLinks ExecCGI
allow from all
AllowOverride All
AddHandler fcgid-script .php
AddHandler fcgid-script .php5
FCGIWrapper /home/ .php
FCGIWrapper /home/ .php5
&lt;Directory /home/;
allow from all
RemoveHandler .php
RemoveHandler .php5
AuthName &quot; statistics&quot;
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /home/
require valid-user

Mon, 12/15/2008 - 16:35 (Reply to #8)

That works perfectly!!!! Thanks.

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