Individual users having their own web sites


#1

Is it possible that if I create a new username that the new user can have a web site they can use. And their URL would be something like http://www..com/~usr2? I know that’s possible in Apache that it looks for a cetain directory in a users home directory. But not sure how it would be possible when your in a multi-domain environment like this.


Todd Eddy
vrillusions.com


#2

Sure, but with our system, you’d need to set it up like:
user2.example.com
or
example.com/user2/

The second case is generally much easier to setup with our system - just add the subdomain to your account, and put it in that user’s home directory.


#3

ok, I figured out how to do the subdomain and just point it to that user’s home directory. But how would set up the example.com/user2/?


Todd Eddy
vrillusions.com


#4

The simplest way would probably be to make that user’s home directory /home/yourusername/example.com/user2.


#5

exactly how do you change/specify a user’s directory… other than the default…
I need the user to have ftp access, but not to my stuff… plus, I need to be able to access the user’s ftp…
I would think that making the user’s home a file (within) mine would do it, I just can’t figure out how!

prrrr…


#6

I thought you could change it from the panel, but I can’t see how to do it. You may have to ask support to do it for you.


#7

Hi Manky -

You should be able to change the directory from the web panel, from the ‘Domain’ section, ‘Web’ sub-section:

https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tab=domain&subtab=web

…just click on the ‘Edit’ link next to your domain, and change it from there. That should work. :>

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#8

That will change the directory of the domain service. I don’t think they can change a user’s home directory from there.