No Quota option in FTP accounts

eyecool

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Hi, I have WHM 10.1.0 cPanel 10.2.0-R52, and when I create FTP accounts in cPanel, there;s no option to set a "quota" like there is for email accounts?

I'm pulling out my hair because there has to be a way to limit the space an FTP user can use, right?

I create the same user with an email acct and quota, but that quota seems to have nothing to do with the ftp quota.

Could someone please tell me how to set disk quotas for ftp users?

Thanks!
 

chirpy

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The option isn't available with cPanel for FTP accounts. I believe that there are enhancement requests in bugzilla for them to be added.
 

eyecool

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thanks!

Quotas will really help! Searching I found a lot of ppl with the same problems: no quotas or the quotas in their cPanel didn't work.
 

Damian

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eyecool said:
thanks!

Quotas will really help! Searching I found a lot of ppl with the same problems: no quotas or the quotas in their cPanel didn't work.
Quotas are available on FTP accounts. I'm using them now. In fact there is even a percentage graph on the FTP page within cPanel that shows the percentage of quota used for each virtual FTP login.

Quota support is only available if you use pure-ftpd.

This is directly from the Tweak FTP settings page:

Pure-ftpd
Advantages
* Faster Login Time
* Smaller Memory Footprint
* Allows Virtual Access on any ip address
* Better Security Model
* Virtual User Quotas
* Deals better with Software Raid systems

Proftpd

Disadvantages
* Larger Memory Footprint

If you're using pure-ftp and not seeing the quota option then the skin you're using may not support them or be out of date. We use a customised skin and including it was as simple as providing an image for the quota link.
 

chirpy

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There you go then. I hadn't notice those coming in as I only use proftpd (which can also support quotas though cPanel hasn't added support for them) ;)
 

eyecool

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Damian said:
Pure-ftpd
Advantages
* Faster Login Time
* Smaller Memory Footprint
* Allows Virtual Access on any ip address
* Better Security Model
* Virtual User Quotas
* Deals better with Software Raid systems

I'm using Proftp... is it easy to switch to Pure-ftpd? =)

BTW, although my cpanel came with proftpd, none of my default skins, x,x2 or monsoon show ftp quotas...
 

eyecool

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Yeah there's an easy way!

In WHM, go to "Service Configuration" ---> "FTP Configuration"

From there you can install/switch to pureftpd and back.

Now.. if I could only get openwebmail to work w/ cpanel =/