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create FTP accounts without the @domain.com?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by s2xi, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. s2xi

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    is it possible to make FTP accounts in cPanel and just have 'user' as the username rather than 'user@domain.com'?
     
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    Hi,

    As far as I know...there is only one solution...its because how cPanel authenticates FTP.

    You can accomplish this using the following steps,

    1. Assign a dedicated IP to the domain

    2. Set the FTP host as the particular domain (or *.domain pointing to that IP ) or the dedicated IP in your FTP client.

    Now you can access the additional user just as user rather than user@domain.

    Thank you,
    Nibin.
     
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    As far as I know my domain has a dedicated IP already assigned to it, also have a wildcard pointing to my dedicated IP as well.

    but I am not sure as to what you mean after that.


    in my zone file i have

    A *.domain -> IP

    the IP is only being used by my web server where the FTP folders are hosted.

    so ftp.domain points to the same IP that *.domain points to.
     
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    Only the root user of the acount, all other FTP addon accounts would need to use user@domain.com, there is no way around this.
     
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    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    As previously noted, if you have a dedicated IP on the account, you can use the following to access just by that username:

    Code:
    Host: domain.com OR dedicatedIP#
    Username: username (without @domain.com)
    Password: username's password
    Here domain.com would be the domain name of the account with the dedicated IP or dedicatedIP# would be the dedicated IP.

    I just tested this on two created accounts on an account I have on a dedicated IP. It works just fine. It simply requires that the account has a dedicated IP. The users I created were admin@daniellewallace.com and cpfoo2@daniellewallace.com where I used:

    Code:
    Host: daniellewallace.com for the first test, 208.74.124.112 for the second test
    Username: admin for the first test, cpfoo2 for the second test
    Password: the password for the created user account
    If this isn't working for you, then I suggest trying it in FileZilla if you aren't using that FTP client. You can download a copy of that free client at this location:

    FileZilla - Client Download
     
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