Add webid (reselling stuff)


#1

Hi, me again.
I’d like to give some space to a friend of mine, so I was looking for info about the various possibilities. As usual search wasn’t that useful on the forum :slight_smile:
Anyway I found 2 possibilities:

  1. ftp/ssh user: I create a subdomain/domain and I create all the DB he want (same for mailbox (not too much :slight_smile: ) and mailing lists).
  2. create a webID. that’s scary. I opened the page and it’s speaking about billing and stuff :confused: . Internet doesn’t help and wiki too. I should be able to create a simple webid, but I don’t understand why I have to fill user info and billing stuff (maybe)…I just want to test it to see how can I give permission and limit the damage that he can do.

I think I’ll stick with the ssh/ftp stuff. If someone can point me to some useful info other than :
http://www.wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/KB_/Sign_Up/Reselling
http://www.wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/KB
/Account_Control_Panel/Billing::_Account_Privileges
http://blog.dreamhosters.com/kbase/index.cgi?area=381
I’ll be grateful
:slight_smile:
mao

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#2

hi mao. I think you are having fun in DH.

I think you already get the answers. You can create FTP user for your friend. You friend has the access to the web folder. But your friend does not have access to database and mailbox. You have to create for them.

You may consider the second option. Ask your friends to sign up a new account (without any plan). You can then grant some access to your friend’s account. For example, you can create a database and allow your friend to control the database by himself. You may want to refer http://www.wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/KB_/Account_Control_Panel/Billing::_Account_Privileges
.

:stuck_out_tongue:

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#3

Hey, keep an eye on what other people post. We’ve had a couple people get nailed for what others posted to their account. You know, copyrighted material.

It’s a quick way to have your hosting shut off.

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#4

Thanks both for replying.
I already saw what he want to host. Nothing particular. A site of 90Mb with maybe 10pepole in a mailing list and a phpbb forum with 40(mostly spam) posts. And that’s even if the site is online for years :slight_smile:

I wanted to create by myself his user (WebID), but I’m not sure if I should do it. And I haven’t fund a place that says I can do that freely (even if I remember that I’ve read something like that somewhere before signing up)

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#5

if there is nothing particular, i’ll suggest you to create a ftp user for your friend. You do not need to create WebID for your friend.

You have to install PHPBB for your friend.

once the installation is done, your friend is able to set up and manage PHPBB by himself in PHPBB admin panel.

Isn’t it good? Nobody likes anybody to have access to your heart right :wink:

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#6

As you said, I’m having fun here, so I try whatever I can try…maybe just for fun too.
I just want to be sure that I’m not doing something that got me billed or destry my work.
lol
:slight_smile:

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#7

one suggestion: create a subdomain. and try everything on the subdomain :stuck_out_tongue:

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#8

That’s exactly what I wanted to do.
Just the WebID thing is missing…
I know I can give permission to do whatever he want in a subdomain, but still the creation problem puzzles me.(webid creation I mean…)

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#9

I’ve also created a few webids myself, I’ve found them confusing too.
But after u get the hang of it, its a really great tool to provide control to another user.
the bigest problem, is that if u also give them control of the user, they can change the amount of space…
it should there be an option in the meadle, where they could change password, but not DH


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