Z controller Help

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Uniform Server 5.6-Nano.

Help menu introduction

This menu provides Uniform Server web sites short cuts to Main Site, Forum and Wiki.

It includes an overview of Z-Controlller and an about box that displays WinBinder and PHP version.

The first menu item you may find useful it opens a window reporting server status.

Menu Item Description
  • Server Status

Opens a window reporting server status including current port settings service names server running mode and connectivity.

  • Web site
  • Forum site
  • Wiki site

Menu items providing short cuts to Uniform Server’s web sites.

  • Z-Controller Overview

Provides a quick guide to Z-Controller

  • About

A standard about box also provides version details.

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Server Status

The following screen shots displays the current status of two Server configuration.

First is a default Uniform Server installation, which is connected to the Internet with router port 80 forwarded.

Second is for comparison it shows Uniform Server moved once and not connected to the Internet.

Note: This script checks the first two items directly from the Internet hence takes a relatively long time to run.

Your Internet IP Address

This is your unique IP address as assigned by your service provider. If this is static it will not change. A dynamic IP will change every time you reconnect to the Internet.

Accessible from Internet

The above IP address is used to check if your server is accessible from the Internet. It uses a single page in its own root folder for this test. If “Yes” displayed putting your root folders (www and or ssl) on-line Internet users can view your server.

If test displays “No” you probably are behind a router and the ports need to be forward to your PC.

Apache Server

Displays current server port settings taken from configuration files. Server executable and service name are also listed. Server runs status displays either running or not running. Server installed status this can be either not installed or installed as a standard program or service.

MySQL Server

Displays current server port setting taken from configuration file. Server executable and service name are also listed. Server runs status displays either running or not running. Server installed status this can be either not installed or installed as a standard program or service.

Port Status

This section is important. If the ports are in use by another server this server will not run. If ports are free to use you can run this server. This server is running port status displays port in use by this server.

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Comparison

Server moved to different ports:

Apache Server

Moving Uniform Server increments server ports. Server executable and service name are also incremented. Server runs status displays either running or not running. Server installed status this can be either not installed or installed as a standard program or service.

MySQL Server

Moving Uniform Server increments server port. Server executable and service name are also incremented. Server runs status displays either running or not running. Server installed status this can be either not installed or installed as a standard program or service.

Port Status

This section is important. If the ports are in use by another server this server will not run. If ports are free to use you can run this server. This server is running port status displays port in use by this server.

Server status.gif

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Summary

That concludes our tour of Z-Controller. Its functionality is not written in stone if you don’t like something hack the code to suit your own requirements.

Z-Controller loosely integrates into Uniform Servers control architecture what this means if you don’t like it just delete folder zcon and all its content this completely removes it.

Even if you do not use the controller you may find the code snippets of use.

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