Sub domain help to create unique user login for sub domain cpanel

GmanGrappler

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Hello everyone :)

I have been trying to figure out how to accomplish something and so far no luck so here are my pleas for help :D

This is what I am trying to do:I want to create a sub domain called "edu"

Inside that subdomain I wish to create subdomains for each user i.e. http://jane-doe.edu.mywebsitename.net

I then wish to create a unique user ID and password that would allow the user to login to a cpanel and then build a database or website or whatever they choose at the location of there subdomain i.e. http://jane-doe.edu.mywebsitename.net/cpanel

Why am I trying to do this? When I was in college and taking web design classes they required us to build a website on the internet. Many of the students had great dilemma with this as the options for a freebie are not so good. The freebie options include unwanted ads and very limited functionality. If I can pull this off I will offer any college student a free place to build a real website with full cPanel access to include all the bells and whistles. This is merely a humanitarian effort to assist those in college. Past that, I will leave their accounts running so that once they graduate then can continue to use this to post up a resume or to show off examples of their work.

Where did I go wrong? I first went to WHM and created an account such as: jane-doe.edu.mywebsitename.net. The account creation was successful but no sub-domain folder appears in my directory? If I then go into cPanel to manually create that subdomain for jane-doe.edu.mywebsitename.net I get an error and it will not create it.

So, alternately I then started firstly in cPanel and created the subdomain jane-doe.edu.mywebsitename.net and then subsequently went into WHM. In WHM when I try to create an account for jane-doe it gives me an error and will not create it?

Where am I going wrong here I would love suggestions or help as I really have my heart set on doing this. :p
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

I first went to WHM and created an account such as: jane-doe.edu.mywebsitename.net. The account creation was successful but no sub-domain folder appears in my directory? If I then go into cPanel to manually create that subdomain for jane-doe.edu.mywebsitename.net I get an error and it will not create it.
Could you elaborate on which directory you are expecting the subdomain name to appear in? If creating a separate cPanel account, you can not also add that same subdomain under an existing cPanel account.

So, alternately I then started firstly in cPanel and created the subdomain jane-doe.edu.mywebsitename.net and then subsequently went into WHM. In WHM when I try to create an account for jane-doe it gives me an error and will not create it?
You would run into the same issue here. Rather than attempting to create a subdomain under the existing cPanel account, and as a new account, you should only choose one or the other.

Thank you.
 

GmanGrappler

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Sorry I wasn't more clear. I wish to create a subdomain called "edu". Inside of that subdomain I wish to create a subdomain for each user and I want each user to have their own cpanel. What is the procedure to do that? Do I go to WHM and create the EDU subdomain and then after that go to WHM and create each user subdomain inside of the edu domain? Thanks for all of your help!