Getting up to speed with the control panel


I just signed up for an account with Dreamhost, and am porting over my site from a different host (currently b0rked) where they used cpanel. So this is taking a little getting used to.

I have a couple questions at the moment:

  1. What is the “active domain” at the bottom of the left sidebar? What does that control. And while there’s only one entry for the “active user”, what’s that about?

  2. I have a few addon domains. I want to make it so that the directory for one of these is accessible to me and one other FTP user. I’m not quite sure how to accomplish that. Something tells me this isn’t easy to do.

Thanks in advance,