On Thu, 22 Dec 2005, you wrote:
I’m interested in creating a way to have my customers change certain
features (domain mirroring, redirection) without giving them access to
the panel. I know that dreamhost doesn’t have a mechanism to do
this—directly at least.
I’m writing to ask whether it is allowed, or even possible to submit a
validated form from my custom programmed web panel, to the
panel.dreamhost.com (mysql in between) using LWP::UserAgent, or some
other type of module. This would greatly reduce the amount of account
management I’d have to do by hand.
I know that it’s theoretically possible, however, I don’t know whether
there would be any problems with authenticating and transmitting the
form over SSL.
I hope you could offer some advice, or at least give me the thumbs up
or down. I don’t want to violate your TOS.
Michael De Soto
There’s nothing specifically in our ToS against this. In fact, we admire
any clever bit of scripting that you might want to do. Unless some
unforseen horror crops up, you have the thumbs up. My only advice would
be to make sure all of your communication pipes are non-blocking.
Blocking could make your CPU minute usage go through the roof. (It may
go through the roof anyhow, in which case we’ll have to ask you to stop.)
Also, we can’t be held responsible for any sort of harm you might cause
your own account, obviously. Good luck.