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CPanel Usage Question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jury, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. Jury

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    Hi there, I'm a potential user of CPanel for a large educational institution here in the States. I was hoping someone could answer a couple questions about CPanel for me.

    We currently host a large number of student group websites on one of our servers. In the past, they have been listed as groups.xxx.edu/group_name. We'd like to continue with this naming convention. Generally, each group has only had access to their own subdirectory. Is it possible using CPanel or other enclosed Web Administration utilities to designate a user that controls a certain sub-directory? e.g. Jane controls groups.xxx.edu/group1 and Bob controls groups.xxx.edu/group2 and neither see or can modify the other's sub-directory and each has their own, independent CPanel to administer their sub-directory?

    Also, if this is possible, to what degree can the creation of additional users who are attached to additional sub-directories be automated?

    Thanks for your time and help!
     
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    You can restrict each others to their subdirectory by having a subdomain for each group . Everyone can have their own ftp user name and password. But if you need eachone to have separate controlpanel, then you have to create each subdomain as a separate account from WHM.
     
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    Creating each subdomain from cpanel would mean each group would be groupxx.groups.xxx.edu instead of groups.xxx.edu/groupxx though?
     
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    Maybe what you need is some mod_rewrite? Transparently rewrite all groups.school.edu/group_name/requested_file -> group_name.groups.school.edu/requested_file

    Not the prettiest thing, but it's an option.
     
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    Would a user's browser show the file being displayed as group_name.groups.school.edu/requested_file? Or would it just appear to them that they were accessing groups.school.edu/group_name/requested_file?
     
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