Not sure what happened this time, but I've contacted support and their answer didn't seem get what I was asking. Rather than replying and waiting over 24hrs, again, I'm posting here.
Ok, so I created the user newUser. Then I created the subdomain lpnw.domain.com and set it to run as the user newUser, in the directory /home/me/lpnw.domain.com (I've done this a few times before, maybe I messed it up this time?)
When I FTP in as newUser, I'm not sure where my files end up (/home/newUser?). When I FTP in as me, I can get into lpnw.domain.com and see the files. I FTP into lpnw.domain.com as newUser, don't actually end up there. The web panel shows: Home Directory: /home/newUser
I don't remember setting it up this way (I always put my stuff in /home/me, I suppose I could have made a mistake.)
Since I can't edit newUser's home directory, I tried to delete it but get a message stating it's tied to lpnw.domain.com. When I look at that domain, its root is /home/me/lpnw.domain.com...
This is not making sense to me. I want newUser's home directory /home/me/lpnw.domain.com - How can I do this?
so that's basically what I sent to support. I realize something went wrong somewhere along the way, so I would just delete the user and domain and start over, if I could. The part that gets me is that if I FTP into lpnw.domain.com I end up in /home/newuser/. When I view the site, lpnw.domain.com is at /home/me/lpnw.domain.com/. When I try to delete the newUser, I get the message it can't be deleted because it is being utilized by lpnw.domain.com service: http. But that's not the case because http for it is in /home/me/lpnw.domain.com
I think the key to the reason it didn't work this time is
Tech support: You can no longer specify a users home
directoy. Home directories are now assigned, /home/username.
What I want is a directory inside my main directory, which is only accessible to that user name (newUser), but since it's inside the main directory, my main user (me) can access it. (This is where my lack of *nix permissions gets the better of me)
am I making sense at all? I might have to try that callback option which I haven't used it...