Adding yourself as a user
Quick-start guide: home
3 4 5
If you want to access the User Administrator control panel
to manage your own user-level email account, you need to add yourself
as a user to the site.
To add yourself as a user:
In the shortcuts
area of the Home pageAdd User (Users section). The Add User form
In the Username
field, enter the name you want to type when you log on to the User Administrator
control panel. User names can be up to 40 alphanumeric characters in length,
and they cannot contain spaces.
The user name entered here also becomes the first part of your email address,
for example <username>@<example.com>, but you do
not need to type the @ symbol and site name in this field.
In the Fullname
field, enter your first and last names. Names in this field can be up
to 40 alphanumeric characters in length, and they can contain spaces.
In the Password
field, enter the password you want to use to log on. Passwords are case
sensitive, cannot contain spaces, and have to be at least one character
in length. Allowed characters include: a-zA-Z
0-9 , . - _ / + $ ~ : % @ !
In the Confirm
Password field, retype the password.
In the Disk Quota
field, enter the amount of disk space, in megabytes, you want to reserve
for yourself. To allow an unlimited amount of disk space, type 0
(zero). To determine how much disk space is available on your site, check
the Configuration page.
Note: Be aware that disk quotas are not supported on NFS-mounted
servers. If you know your site is on an NFS-mounted
server, or if you receive an error in this field when adding an account,
type 0 (zero) in this field.
To determine whether your site is on an NFS-mounted
server, contact your service provider.
enable access to any of the following services:
Your Site Administrator account enables you to log on to all of the services
available to your site. If you enable these services for your User Administrator
account as well, you can use either account to log in to these services.
If FTP is available
to your site, you can select the FTP check box so you can use FTP,
File Transfer Protocol, to transfer files between your computer and your
site. This service is especially useful for individuals who need to upload
Web pages to your site and who are not using Microsoft FrontPage to publish
content. To prevent FTP access, leave the check box blank.
If SSH (Secure
Shell) is available to your site, you can select the SSH Secure Shell
check box so you can connect remotely to your site using an SSH connection.
SSH provides a secure connection through which users who are comfortable
using a UNIX shell environment can log on to your site to search, copy,
run scripts, and perform other tasks. To prevent SSH access, leave the
check box blank.
If Telnet is available
to your site, you can select the Telnet check
box so you can connect remotely to your site using a Telnet connection.
If you are comfortable using a UNIX shell environment, you can log on
to your site through Telnet to search, copy, run scripts, and perform
other tasks. To prevent Telnet access, leave the check box blank.
If subdomains are enabled for your site, you can upload Web site content
to a subdomain.
To add yourself as a user of the subdomain, check the Create
a user subdomain checkbox.
A user subdomain is a subdomain with the same name as the user being added.
For example, if you are adding a user, Bob, to your site, mysite.com,
and if you select the Create a User Subdomain
checkbox, then a subdomain 'bob' will be created. The subdomain can be
accessed as http://bob.mysite.com.
For user subdomains, the web content directory defaults to the public_html
directory of the user. Thus, the content for the subdomain, bob, will
be placed in the directory /home/bob/public_html/.
If you want to upload your subdomain content to a directory other than
directory, then you must first add yourself as a user without selecting
the Create a User Subdomain checkbox,
and then use the Subdomain Manager to add
a new subdomain, and choose yourself as the owner.
If you enable this option, you need to provide this
In the CGI Support field, select an appropriate
CGI script A small program written in a language such as Perl, TCL,
C, or C++ that
functions between HTML pages and other programs on Web servers. A CGI
script might allow search data to be entered on a Web page and sent to
a database management system for lookup, then formatted and returned to
a user as results.
options are as follows:
- You cannot run CGI scripts on your subdomain.
Only in ScriptAlias - CGI scripts are,
by default, placed in the /cgi-bin/
directory. Selecting the ScriptAlias option allows you to override this
default and place them in a folder within the local file
system of the site. This folder is called an alias folder.
For example, if a cgi script is placed in the alias folder /usr/Web/cgi-bin/
instead of the default /cgi-bin/,
then a request for http://myscript/cgi-bin/search
runs the script from the alias folder /usr/Web/cgi-bin/search
instead of from the root folder /cgi-bin/search.
In the CGI-BIN directory - You can place CGI scripts in the default
CGI-BIN directory (outside the subdomain folder), /cgi-bin/.
In the CGI Script Extensions field, enter the
extension of the application (pl,
php) that can
be used to write CGI scripts for the subdomain.
The value in this field depends on the type of CGI support enabled for
the subdomain in step 8(a).
Default values are set for:
None - No script support.
Only in ScriptAlias - ALL (any script placed in the ScriptAlias
directory will be executed)
If you choose In the CGI-BIN directory,
you must specify the scripts that you want executed, say php,
Your user account is added. Your account and service
login information is listed below. Learn
more about accessing services.
The URL of the
User Administrator control panel: http://<example.com>/user
The user name and
password you created for the account
The email address:
Telnet login information
On a Name-based site:
On an IP-based site:
SSH access information
On a name-based site type:
where <user_name> is your User Administrator user name
and <domain_name.com> is the site name of your
an IP-based site type:
where <user_name> is your User Administrator user name.
FTP login information
On a name-based site:
Anonymous FTP login
On a name-based site
On an IP-based site
anonymous or ftp
where <user_name> is your user
name and <example.com> is the site name of your
Next topic in quick-start guide:
Adding accounts for other users
Site Administrator's Help
Published April 16, 2004