Active Member
Apr 28, 2004
Fort Walton Beach, FL

This is what I'm trying to do.
I'm looking to create an FTP only account giving approximate space and bw.
With this account, I would like the user to ONLY have access through FTP.

Here is what I have run into.
I can setup a ftp user on a domain already hosted and give them their own directory.
I can also setup that account to only allow so much space to be used. The problem I'm
having is that I need to limit the bandwidth as well. So as far as I can tell, this method
will not work.

So then I try WHM and create an entire account with space and bw limits. This works great,
except it allows cPanel access and requires a domain.

The only thing I can think of is this.
Setup a fake domain ie.
Then login to that account and setup a ftp user.
Give the client the sub ftp user password.
Then they dont have access to cPanel.

Am I in the right mindset here?
Is there an easier way?

Thanks for the help!


Well-Known Member
Nov 10, 2001
ON, Canada
Best solution, I think, would be to create a blank cpanel skin, since you can't make ftp and cpanel have different passwords, then set up an account with WHM so the space and bandwidth can be set.

A blank skin is easy.

Put a directory called nocpanel, or whatever you can come up with, in the /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend directory, then put a simple index.html page saying "Sorry, there is no cpanel with this account. That way if someone does check out cpanel, they can't do anything.