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Disallow cPanel Access

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by verticalhost, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. verticalhost

    verticalhost Active Member

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    Hey,

    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. ftpuser1.cc
    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!
     
  2. PWSowner

    PWSowner Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. verticalhost

    verticalhost Active Member

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    That worked great.

    Now im just gonna setup domains as ftpuser01.ftp , ftpuser02.ftp etc.
    Time to upgrade the billing system. :)
     
  4. stphosting

    stphosting Well-Known Member

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    hey it really works this is a good option for shell hosting to

    regards
     
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