Ispmanager 6 business documentation

Control panel interface

This article describes the interface elements and functional features of the ispmanager control panel version 6.84.0 and higher.

Supported browsers

Working with ispmanager interface is supported in the following browsers:

BrowserMinimal version
Mozilla Firefox70
Google Chrome60
Microsoft Edge80
Safari12
Opera47
Yandex.Browser17.9

Authentication

Enter a username and password to login to the control panel.

You can select a language that will be used in the web-interface (menu, messages, hints, and other information). Later you can change your password and interface language in the User settings module.

Dashboard

Dashboard is the main page of the control panel and is the page users see first upon logged in. 

The page contains Task bar with buttons and links to the main sections of the control panel. Blocks and buttons show various Information (such as a number of users, sites, traffic usage, etc.). Information can be presented in the form of graphs and charts and can be closed, removed or updated.

Dashboard blocks management

The Dashboard page gives you the flexibility to customize the arrangement of elements to suit your personal preferences.

To move the dashboard block to the desired location, move the cursor over the six-dot icon. When the cursor changes to a drag icon, drag the dashboard to the desired location on the screen.

The dashboard bar is now in a convenient location, giving you easy access to important items and information. This ability to move provides a more personalized dashboard experience.  

To quickly navigate to the control panel sections, use the navigation menu, which is located to the left of the main table. It is a list of the control panel sections available to the user.

The menu has different states: Expand/Collapse menu, Main menu, Favorites, and Popular. The following switch buttons are available at the top of the menu.

  • Expand/Collapse menu —  use the button to hide the main menu to the left side of the screen;
  • Main menu — the full list of items available to the user;
  • Favorites — items you have added to your favorites list;
  • Popular — the most used items;
  • Search  — use menu search to quickly navigate through the items. Just type the first few characters of the item name to see it in the list.  

Table (list of elements)

To perform an operation in the table, select one or multiple raws and click the corresponding button on the toolbar. To select a group of elements, you can use the following buttons:

Ctrl — select a number of raws. 
Shift —  to select a group of elements, click the first item, press and hold down the Shift key, and then click the last item.

Some button may be inactive meaning that the operation cannot be performed against that element. Select the element, and the button will get activated. However, in some circumstances, the buttons may remain inactive (sometimes, the reasons can be found in hints).

In the User settings module, you can change the number of rows displayed per page. This will help you work with tables containing too many raws.

Clicking the names of the raws will sort data in the table. Information can be sorted out by one or multiple columns.

At the bottom of the table, you can see statistical information about the table's elements. If no raws are selected, information is displayed for all the raws, otherwise — only for the selected elements.

Tabs

You can open multiple tabs at the same time, switch between them easily, and close the modules you don't need anymore.

Use the following shortcuts:

 CTRL + SHIFT + Z — show all the tabs.
 CTRL + SHIFT + X — hide all the tabs, except the active one. 

Use the following hotkeys:

CTRL + ALT + X — close all tabs  

CTRL + SHIFT + X — close all tabs but the active one

Form

A form is used for performing a number of operations in the control panel, and may contain the following types of fields:

 * text field,
 * drop-down list,
 * password input field,
 * check box, 
 * radio-buttons. 
 * slider 

If multiple values can be entered into the form, you will see the icon . Click the icon to extend the text field. Text fields where you can enter numerical values, have the icon allowing to set unlimited values.

Each field has an example of correct information that should be entered. If you are entering valid information, the icon will be shown next to the field. Otherwise, you will see a red-color banner describing the error and giving a correct variant.

In the "Password" field you should enter a password to log in to the system. The password can be randomly generated by the system. To get one, click the icon next to the field. With the icons and you can enable the browser to show or hide the password, so you don't type it incorrectly. Depending on its strength, the password will be underlined with a certain color (green — strong password, yellow — medium, red — weak).

Mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk. All the fields have hints, which are shown either when putting the mouse cursor on the input field, or when moving the mouse cursor over the hint icon .

Some forms are shown as Wizards containing multiple step enabling a user to switch between steps if needed, and all the information he provide won;t get lost.

Toolbar

A toolbar contains a number of the buttons on the left and right sides that can be used for various operations.

On the left, you can see the buttons for performing operations depending on a certain module. More information about each button can be found in the Documentation.

 — refresh the table. You can also click the heading to refresh it.

 — add the module into "Favorites" (click "Favorites" on the left-side menu to see a complete list).

— select all the table elements.

 — save data in CSV. 

— print the information. 

  — open the table settings form.

Set filters

You may set filters to easily search the information you need.

Click the icon at the top-left of the panel interface. Depending on a module, you can search information by various parameters:

  • Ctrl+Shift+F — text search within the current page.
  • Search — search by certain parameters.
  • Save filter — save selected parameters.
  • Clear — delete all the data in the form.

Help

Hints

All fields have hints, which are shown either when putting the mouse cursor on the input field, or when moving the mouse cursor over the hint icon.

To get information about a certain module of the control panel in Documentation, click the "Help" icon .

In some modules you can see links to useful articles where you can find detailed information about setup, configuration, etc.

Keyboard Shortcuts

General

CTRL + SHIFT + M — give focus to the search bar of the main navigation menu

CTRL + ALT + X — close all tabs  

CTRL + SHIFT + X — close all tabs but the active one

List elements

CTRL + SHIFT + A — select/unselect all elements in the list

CTRL + SHIFT + F — give focus to the search bar