The Zotonic "status" site
The Zotonic "status" site is the first thing you see once you have installed Zotonic, when you do not have any sites configured yet. This is what it looks like:
This site is also the fallback site for Zotonic.
Since Zotonic supports virtual hosting, it uses the HTTP
parameter to see which site should be served at which URL. If it does
not find a
Host: header, or if the host header does not correspond
to any known Zotonic site, it shows the
When logged in to the Zotonic status site, you can manage the running sites on the system: starting, stopping and upgrading them.
Upon first visit, the site shows a friendly message, which tells visitors that the site they are looking at has probably not been configured correctly yes. It also asks for a password to log in.
The password that is used for this is a generated password which sites
priv/config file of the Zotonic folder.
The "update" buttons only appear when the site (or Zotonic itself) is under Mercurial or Git revision control. These buttons do a "pull" from the repository and then rebuild the system.