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Support F.A.Q.


How does the support board work?

The support board is a message board that is staffed by Plain Black employees. You post a question, and our staff will make sure you get a prompt response, either with more questions or with an answer.


Are there limits to the phone support?

Our contract states no more than 10 hours per month, but we usually don't place any limits on your phone calls. However, we do ask that trivial or non-emergency requests be posted to the support board first. This helps keep our technicians focused on urgent emergencies.


What kinds of questions are OK to ask?

Our technicians are prepared to answer just about any question related to WebGUI and its dependencies (Apache, MySQL, Linux, HTML, CSS, etc). We'll answer all your How do I? questions, as well as provide deployment and upgrade advice, performance tuning advice, and even some not-so-obvious tips and tricks.


I'm just a [fill in whoever you are]. Do I still have to pay for support?

If you want support from Plain Black you'll need to pay for it.


What do you mean by "site login"?

That means that Plain Black staff will log in to your site to fix a problem. If your support package does not have this, then PB staff are not authorized to log in to your site.


What do you mean by "server login"?

This is much like site login, except that Plain Black staff will log in to the machine to fix the problem. That is, if you give them access to do so.