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Can users have both a Domain and sudirectory?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AngusB, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. AngusB

    AngusB Member

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    Perhaps I posted this in the wrong section:

    I am setting up a system that will offer members of a group web hosting. Some will have domains some will not, but I will need them all to load under similar simple addresses as well as their own domain if they have one. I was wondering if WHM/Cpanel would be able to do the following:

    I want some users that have their own domains to have a normal cpanel account. Their pages will appear under their domain, but I also need their pages to appear as a subdirectory of my domain.

    I also want users that do Not have their own domain to just appear as a subdirectory of my domain, and to have access to a simpler form of the cpanel gui.

    I know i can give each a different skin with access to just the features they should have in the gui, I am mostly interested in if cpanel will allow the two forms of page access.
    So for example:

    user1:
    pages appear as http://www.someuserdomain.com and http://member.mydomain.com/user1/ (or http://member.mydomain.com/~user1/ or similar)
    has Cpanel web gui access with email, FTP, stats, etc.

    user2:
    pages only appear as http://member.mydomain.com/user2/
    has Cpanel web gui access with only the web based FTP & stats.

    user3:
    pages appear as http://www.anotheruserdomain.com and http://member.mydomain.com/user3/
    has Cpanel web gui access with email, FTP, stats, etc.

    user4:
    pages only appear as http://members.mydomain.com/user2/
    has Cpanel web gui access with only the web based FTP & stats.
     
  2. fwwebs

    fwwebs Well-Known Member

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    Each cPanel account can be access via http://anydomain_on_the_server/~username if mod_userdir is enabled. WHM is capable of creating a cPanel account for a sub-domain of an existing domain, that would be accessible via http://anydomain_on_the_server/~username as well. These domains will render pages within each users /home(2)/unique_username/public_html directory, not /home/yourusername/public_html/user. So as long as you're not requiring each user to reside within your public_html directory, it should meet your needs. One issue may be rendering the proper stats for a sub-domain of your domain. Many times cPanel will not display the stats of a sub-domain in that cPanel, but will display them in the main domains cPanel under subdomain stats.
     
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