Worlds dumbest amature question.


Well-Known Member
Aug 22, 2009
I am not sure I am even posting this in the right section.

I have a dedicated server with a few sites on it. The sites are all mine except for one. I have a friend that has a small website on my server.

He wants hire someone to build him a new website on the account I created for him.

Now here comes the dumb question. Ever since I have had the server I log into WHM then go to the individual accounts rather than log in directly to the accounts. Someone that I once hired showed me the work he had done by sending me a url to the Cpanel log in link that was nice and short. The only Cpanel url I know how to get is the long ugly one that I get when I first log into WHM then go to accounts.

I don't want the guy hired to do work from my friend to have full access to the server but only the account created for him. How do I get a URL that is more direct and not show the full path? Is there anything I need to do to confine all of his activity to the one account?



Well-Known Member
Jun 5, 2007
That should be fine. User should be able to login with the domains username and password given during account creation .

For security reasons you can disable shell access for that particular user from whm or enable jailshell

Main >> Account Functions >> Manage Shell Access


Well-Known Member
May 20, 2003
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator

so this is enough to get them into the cp with the right domain name?

Is there anything I need to do to make sure they don't have access to the rest of the server?
In your WHM, check your Tweak Settings page. Specifically the redirection section there, first.

Then, the link to get to the users cPanel can be as simple as depending on how you set it up in Tweak Settings.
If you're unsure of whats best, try them all yourself first to see how it goes.

Making sure they don't have shell is a good thing. Making sure the server is running SuPHP is also a good thing.

Anyone other than the client having access to their cPanel, IMHO, is a bad thing. How long the URL is, really means nothing compared to the security considerations here.

My 2


Well-Known Member
Aug 22, 2009

Works by typing in the URL too.

Ok, I will look at this other stuff now.:)

Thanks everyone.