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question about usernames

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by junglecat, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. junglecat

    junglecat Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if there is any particular reason that the usernames of account holders on a cpanel server are limited to 8 characters.
     
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    bamasbest Well-Known Member

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    This has to do with *nix conventions and not a cpanel restriction and has been around since the days when having the ability to dialup on a 300baud modem was considered a luxury;)
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    Eventhough that restriction is now gone (*nix can support 255 character usernames) it's still restricted to 8 characters because of the naming convention on MySQL databases and the limitations of the length of that field.
     
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