technical people - how do you allow ftp access to only one addon domain or one folder?

by BJ Min
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hi,

how do you allow ftp access to only one addon domain or one folder?

i want to create ftp access to some of my team to upload content.
i will provide them ftp access but how do i create some kind of password so they won't be able to see content in my addon domains?

because in the domain, i have many addon domains (for other websites).

bj
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    When you create additional FTP accounts, you can limit what folders/domains they can access - at least that's how it works on my host. (It's true, I don't have addon domains, they always confuse me...)
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny Slater
    If you only want them to have access to a add on domain then when you create their ftp account you can put the path to that particular add on domain.

    If you give them access to the root domain directory then they have access to everything. There is no easy way to limit control once they reach the root domain directory. At this point they would have access to your entire structure, meaning the root domain and ALL add on domains you have as well.

    This is one of the limitations of add on domains that cause most of us to recommend that if you run multiple websites opt for a reseller account instead of add on domains.

    With a reseller account each domain would have its own cpanel and ftp access so that you could give someone access to the domain they need to access only and they can't touch any of your others. They wouldn't even see them or know they are there.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      IF!!! If you are using Wordpress and they only need access to Wordpress you can simply add them as a user. I do this with SEO people that have sold services to some clients I host.

      Istvan Horvath is the Wordpress guy around here. Take his input on that over mine.

      Originally Posted by BJ Min View Post

      because in the domain, i have many addon domains (for other websites).

      bj
      Johnny has got you covered. One of the great reasons to think about a reseller account.

      Also note that if you are building sites for clients, it may be against your host providers terms of service to use addon domains.

      Joe Mobley

      Originally Posted by Johnny Slater View Post

      If you only want them to have access to a add on domain then when you create their ftp account you can put the path to that particular add on domain.

      If you give them access to the root domain directory then they have access to everything. There is no easy way to limit control once they reach the root domain directory. At this point they would have access to your entire structure, meaning the root domain and ALL add on domains you have as well.

      This is one of the limitations of add on domains that cause most of us to recommend that if you run multiple websites opt for a reseller account instead of add on domains.

      With a reseller account each domain would have its own cpanel and ftp access so that you could give someone access to the domain they need to access only and they can't touch any of your others. They wouldn't even see them or know they are there.
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