[Please understand that if you give your friend your FTP username, they will not only have access to their subdomain, but your web site as well because Dreamhost runs subdomains on the same user as the main domain.]
Right, that was the part I was looking to avoid. XD It's not a trust issue so much as a safeguard against a new ftp-er putting files in the wrong spot issue.
The whole of the issue is this. I've got two top-level domains on my hosted space right now; one for myself, and one for the area where I'm planning on putting hostees (friend, plus a domain if I have another friend who needs some webspace). I wanted to try it out to see if it worked before offering, so I created another ftp account, and then a subdomain for them to be in. Then I logged into the second ftp account to check and see what kind of folders and whatnot they have access to. There's the "subdomain.domain.net" folder, a mail folder and a log folder; but nothing beyond that. They can't see the main domain.net folder, and can't get access to anything above the default folder they've been given. I uploaded a mock-up webpage into the subdomain.domain folder, and it works fine when I try to go there from the browser.
This seems to be what I want. Is it going to run me into problems later? (She's more than welcome to get her own domain name, but if she doesn't, it won't be a problem. Unless the current setup is an issue. :D)
Thanks again. <3
Is this going to run me into problems.