Product Documentation

To import existing Web sites for a customer

Jun 05, 2015

The Web Site Import tool enables service providers to import and configure IIS 6 and IIS 7 Web sites for CloudPortal Services Manager customers. After provisioning, the customer's Administrator can manage the site using the IIS Manager.

Before importing Web sites, the following prerequisites must be met:
  • The user performing the import must have Service Provider Administrator privileges.
  • The Web server currently hosting the sites is configured with the Windows Web-Hosting server role (Configuration > System Manager > Server Roles).
  • The Web server currently hosting the sites is included in an applicable server collection (Configuration > System Manager > Server Collections).
  • A server connection has been set up for the Web server currently hosting the sites (Configuration > System Manager > Server Connections).
  • The customer for whom the Web sites are imported has a CloudPortal Services Manager account. However, the Windows Web-Hosting service does not need to be provisioned to the customer. When the first Web site is migrated, CloudPortal Services Manager provisions the Windows Web-Hosting service and enables the server hosting the site.
  1. From the Services Manager menu bar, click Services > Windows Web Hosting > Web Site Import.
  2. Under Server Connection, perform the following actions:
    1. In Location, select the location where the server resides.
    2. In Web Service, select the server that is configured with the Windows Web-Hosting service. In Server, select the server that is hosting the Web site you want to import.
  3. Click Load. A list of all the Web sites that are present on the server appears.
  4. From the site list, select the Web site you want to import. The Site Import Manager page appears.
  5. In Customer Search, type the name of the customer for whom you want to import the site.
  6. Click Load. The page refreshes and displays the customer's name and primary domain.
  7. Under Service Setup, in Instance Name, type the name of the instance that does not contain spaces. This name appears as an instance in the customer's services list.
  8. In Customer Plan, select the package template to which the server is assigned.
  9. Click Provision to import the Web site.