I am brand new to cPanel and to the idea of hosting other web sites on my server. I know how to set up things for a specific URL, but what if I have a friend who wants to host a small web page on my server, but doesn't have his own domain name? Is it possible to set up an account on cPanel so that their page is pn my domain, but just in a different dirctory, or would I use "subdomains?" What would you recommend for such an arrangement, or does cPanel require them to have their own domain name?
If your main domain lets say is www.ggg.com on your cpanel server, you can just make a seperate account for subdomain.ggg.com for your friend on your server by creating a new account, you probably have to add an extra A Entry for the DNS to work correctly though.
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From the sounds of it some have mis interpretted your post, presuming that you have cpanel, and no whm access, you can create web sites within your account, through both sub domains and domain names. To do this, with a domain name for example, you can point the domain name at your name servers (eg. ns1.somehost.com and ns2.somehost.com) then in your cpanel account select addon domains, and for the redirect apply it to http://yourdomain.com/friendsdirectory then in file manager create the folder within public_html, friendsdirectory, after that, if you want to create an ftp account for that folder so your friend can upload his files without having access to the rest of the account. If you want to do it for a subdomain just create the sub domain and redirect it to the folder, etc.
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