Panel configuration includes a number of operations that may be required either after the Panel installation (for example, adjusting Panel to make it work in your network environment) or during Panel operation (registering new IP addresses in the pool, adjusting spam filter settings, and so on). Panel configuration may be divided into the configuration of provided services (web, mail, and so on) and the extended Panel configuration. The latter concerns various aspects of Panel operation, such as securing connections with SSL certificates, setting up e-mail notifications of various events, and other matters.
If you have just installed Panel, we recommend that you perform Panel configuration in the following order:
Install a Panel license key. Panel, after the installation, uses a trial license key which provides limited functionality and is active only for a short period of time. Learn more in the section Installing a Panel License Key.
Configure the server IP pool. During the Panel initialization, you define an IP address that Panel will use for delivering shared hosting services. To provide subscriptions with dedicated IP addresses, or use other IP addresses for shared hosting, you should configure the server IP pool. Learn more in the section IP Pool.
Configure Panel to run in your network environment. This step may be required if you have a custom network configuration. For example, your Panel server is located behind NAT or your network policy blocks some ports used by Panel services. Learn more in the section Configuring Panel in Different Network Environments.
Protect the connection to Panel with SSL. Secure connections to Panel using the SSL certificate. Learn more in the section SSL Protection.
Configure provided services. Tailor Panel to meet your needs or the needs of your customers by adjusting the services that Panel provides. For example, choose appropriate webmail software, connect external databases required by web applications, and so on. The details on how to perform such configuration are provided in the corresponding sections of this chapter.
There are also a number of other operations that you may consider necessary, such as setting up a help desk service or configuring e-mail notifications. For details of these and other operations, refer to the section Extended Panel Configuration.