Create a SharePoint site

Brian Hadfield -

A SharePoint site is a Web site that provides a central storage and collaboration space for documents, information, and ideas. A SharePoint site is a tool for collaboration, just like a telephone is a tool for communication, or a meeting is a tool for decision making. A SharePoint site helps groups of people (whether work teams or social groups) share information and work together. 

SharePoint sites can be provisioned using the Chinook Communications Control Panel (https://controlpanel.chinookcommunications.com).  There are two basic steps to complete in the site provisioning process:

  1. Provision the SharePoint site using the Control Panel
  2. Add a DNS A Record for the new site

Provisioning the SharePoint site using the Control Panel

  1.  Login to the Control Panel as a Reseller Admin or Company Admin.
  2. Open the Company Info page for the Company that you will be provisioning the site for by clicking on Company Info in the Actions menu.

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  1. From the Company Info screen, scroll down to the Available Services section and click on Sharepoint 2010.  NOTE: If SharePoint has already been enabled for the company, proceed to step 5.

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  1. Select SharePoint - Foundation as the SharePoint plan and click Enable SharePoint

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  1. From the SharePoint Services section, Click on New SharePoint Site.

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  1. From the New SharePoint Site screen, enter the site details.  This information will be used to configure the new SharePoint site
    • Site Name:  The plain text name for the SharePoint site.
    • Site Description:  A description of the site (Optional)
    • Site Admin:  The user that will be setup as the site administrator.  This person will be able to manage the site content and permissions.
    • Site URL:  The URL that will be  used to access the site.

NOTE:  If you select the the customer domain in the URL then the site will be created as a standard site.  If you select partnerhosted.com as the domain, the site will be an SSL site.

    • SharePoint Site Storage:   
    • Site Template:  The template that will be used to create the site.  For a more detailed list of the available templates, see the list here.

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  1. Click Create
  2. The new site will be created and visible in the SharePoint 2010 services section

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NOTE: You may view the current SharePoint sites for a company at any time by opening the Company Information screen and selecting SharePoint 2010 from the Available Services section.  

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Add a DNS A Record to access the new site

Once the site is created, a DNS record will need to be added in order to access the site.  The domain for that DNS record will be dependent upon the URL selected in step 6 above.

  1. If the customer domain was selected in step 6 above, then the following A Record will need to be created by the customer in the customer domain.
site.customerdomain.com -> 173.225.22.70
  1. If the site was created using the partnerhosted.com domain in step 6 above, please email our support team at support@chinookcommunications.com with the site URL and the Support Engineers will make the necessary updates within 1 business day.

Once the DNS record has propagated, the new site provisioning is complete and the site should be accessible.

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