I’ve sort of been thrown into adminstering an account (the fellow died unexpectedly) that has several directories, each directory containing files for a separate website. I am trying to “carve out” one of those directories so I can give someone FTP access just to that directory, which has all the files for the existing website “www.example.org.” Uggh.
I created a new user “johndoe” and gave john ftp access. I’m not understanding what I’ve done. I can log onto ftp.strange.dreamhost.com as johndoe with his password, and it shows a root directory with nothing in it yet. Fine. I guess I can copy all the files from the directory that holds the files for “www.example.org” to this new root directory?
The instructions I received say that this ftp address is only temporary and “Once your domain is working on the web you should begin connecting directly to “yourdomain.com”” I don’t know what that means? There is already a working domain, “www.example.org”, so what does it mean “once your domain is working”? Also, I have no idea what it means to connect "diredtly to “yourodmain.com”.
Any help MUCH appreciated.