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:
- Provision the SharePoint site using the Control Panel
- Add a DNS A Record for the new site
Provisioning the SharePoint site using the Control Panel
- Login to the Control Panel as a Reseller Admin or Company Admin.
- 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.
- 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.
- Select SharePoint - Foundation as the SharePoint plan and click Enable SharePoint
- From the SharePoint Services section, Click on New SharePoint Site.
- 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.
- Click Create
- The new site will be created and visible in the SharePoint 2010 services section
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.
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.
- 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 -> 126.96.36.199
- If the site was created using the partnerhosted.com domain in step 6 above, please email our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.