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BEZA.NET Control Panel Reseller Guide

Disk Space

(version 2.4 and higher)

 
 

Related Docs:  

Reseller Billing Disk Quota (before version 2.4) Disk Usage (before version 2.4) Introduction to Billing Creating and Editing Plans

Questions Considered:

 

Allocating Disk Space

Quotas
Disk space in BEZA.NET Control Panel is allocated to customers through quotas, which are set separately for:

  • user's home directory on the web server
  • each user mailbox
  • each user database

Quotas are obligatory plan resources and can't be disabled. Customers can't upload and store more MB than the resource quota allows (except for My/Pg SQL DBs) and will get an error message if they try to do so. If end users need to upload more MB than their resource quota allows, they can increase it. To keep users from increasing resource quota, it can be MAX restricted. This is done

All files with the owner's ID including those outside user's home directory (e.g. Transfer, Referrer, Agent and Error logs that are used for user website statistics) are counted toward used disk space. That's why quota usage may be different from the size of the user home directory.

Important: when creating a plan for MS SQL DB's service, don't set MS SQL quota of 0MB, as just created MS SQL databases already contain system information of 2MB (for MSSQ 2000) or 3MB (for MSSQ 2005) of disk space!

Summary Disk Usage
Every 24 hours a cron script scans end user's FTP home directory, all mailboxes, and DBs to summarize the disk space and make up summary disk usage for the last day. Summary readings of each daily scan are added up and divided by days elapsed from the beginning of the billing month. The resulting amount makes up user's average summary disk usage.

 

Charging Users for Disk Space

There are two approaches to charge customers for disk space. To avoid double billing, don't use both of them in the same plan.

Customers are not refunded if they haven't used up all the reserved disk space.
If customers reduce prepaid quotas or summary disk usage limit, they are refunded as described in Money Returns.

 

Enabling/Disabling Summary Disk Usage

  In a Certain Plan In All User/Reseller Plans
Enable
  1. Include Summary Disk Usage in the plan.
  2. Log into each existing user account under this plan and in the Control Area on the left (or Quick Access page, the Account menu for the Left Menu design) press the Add button next to Disk Usage.
  1. Log into the CP server as the cpanel user.
  2. Execute the SummaryQuotaUpdate class
  3. Restart BEZA.NET Control Panel.

Summary Disk Usage free units will be set to equal Free Disk Quota, its monthly and usage prices will be removed.

Disable          Exclude Summary Disk Usage from the plan.
  1. Log into the CP server as the cpanel user.
  2. Execute the SummaryQuotaUpdate class
  3. Restart BEZA.NET Control Panel.

 


Related Docs:  

Reseller Billing Disk Quota (before version 2.4) Disk Usage (before version 2.4) Introduction to Billing Creating and Editing Plans



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