Hosting Personal Web Pages Under Your Domains

You can host on your web server personal web pages for users who do not need their own domain names. These pages usually have web addresses like http://your-domain.com/~username.

To create a personal web page under your domain and set up an FTP account for publishing:

  1. Go to Websites & Domains, locate the domain and click Web Users.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. If you want to allow execution of scripts embedded in personal web pages, select the Allow web users to use scripts checkbox.
  4. Click OK.

    The settings you have defined at the step 4 are common for all personal web pages you might host on your account. Therefore, you will not need to perform the steps from 3 to 5 next time you set up a new web user account.

  5. Click Add Web User.
  6. Specify a username and a password that will be used for accessing the subscription through FTP and publishing the web pages.

    You can use only lower-case alphanumeric, hyphen and underscore symbols in the username. The username should begin with an alphabet character. It cannot contain white spaces. The password cannot contain quotation marks, white space, username, and should be between 5 and 14 characters in length.

  7. If you want to limit the amount of disk space that can be occupied by the web page content, type the desired value in megabytes into the Hard disk quota box.

    When the specified limit is exceeded, the web page owner will not be able to add files to his or her subscription.

  8. Specify the programming languages that should be supported for the web page.

    For example, if the web page is written in PHP, select the PHP support checkbox.

  9. If you use a Windows-based hosting account, and the applications running under this account on a personal web page need to use a file-based database (like Jet) located in the root of httpdocs or httpsdocs directory, select the Additional write/modify permissions option. Note that selecting this option might seriously compromise the website security.
  10. Click OK.

Now you can tell your web user the FTP account credentials, so that they can publish their web page.

To change the FTP password of a web page owner:

  1. Go to Websites & Domains and click Web Users in the domain settings pane of the domain that contains the personal page.
  2. Click the required user name.
  3. Type the new password into the New password and Confirm password boxes.
  4. Click OK.

To allocate more disk space to a web page owner:

  1. Go to Websites & Domains and click the name of the domain that contains the personal page.
  2. Click Web Users.
  3. Click the user name you need.
  4. Type the amount of disk space in megabytes into the Hard disk quota box.
  5. Click OK.

To remove a web page owner’s account together with their web page:

  1. Go to Websites & Domains and click the name of the domain that contains the personal page.
  2. Click Web Users.
  3. Select a checkbox corresponding to the user account you want to remove and click Remove.
  4. Confirm removal and click OK.
 

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