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  1. apc1

    apc1 Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I wish to pre-install a full mySQL driven, pre-configured website for new accounts on a server. Can I do this automatically when the account is created?

    I realise the mySQL database will need to be created separately and the config file for the application modified accordingly; I am looking at creating a script to do that.

    Thanks.
     
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    I think you can place the core files into /root/cpanel3-skel/public_html and it will copy them all to the newly created accounts as they are made.

    I have only done this with a single index page but imagine it will copy multiple files if they are in there.
     
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    apc1 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks; that would be ideal. Can anyone confirm this would work with multiple files and directories? It isn't something I can test on a production server.
     
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    Yes, that will work and yes you can test it. Shove something in there and create a new account.
     
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    apc1 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much for the information.

    I can't really test it on this server because I have alot of resellers on the server constantly creating accounts.
     
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    Sure it will. In fact we add more than just an index.html. You can/should also add 400, 401, 403, 404, 500.shtml error pages, a default favicon and robots.txt. That'll help get a user started and the account won't generate errors to logs for missing files when the bots get there to look around.
    (you might also add a file explaining what those files are all for like a readme.txt) ;)
     
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    I'm going to do this on my new server but is there a way to add the error pages to all the already created accounts?
     
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