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    Main Domain/Addon Domain Problem

    Someone told me that you can find out what the main domain of a cPanel account is just by knowing the addon domain just by typing this format into the browser:

    domainname/~username/

    One of my customers wants to make two sites and wants to use an addon domain to put in the second domain. He doesn't want other people to be able to find out in any way that the two domain names are on the same account, though. Is there anyway to prevent such a thing from happening?

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    Server Ip/ any domain /~username takes you to the public_html of the main domain for that account. So if someone did this for a client with an addon domain, they would see the main domain.

    But how would they know the cpanel user name to begin with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by firedup View Post
    Someone told me that you can find out what the main domain of a cPanel account is just by knowing the addon domain just by typing this format into the browser:

    domainname/~username/

    One of my customers wants to make two sites and wants to use an addon domain to put in the second domain. He doesn't want other people to be able to find out in any way that the two domain names are on the same account, though. Is there anyway to prevent such a thing from happening?
    If someone was determined enough to figure out the username for the account, I doubt you'll be able to keep them from figuring out two websites are hosted on the same account
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    It sounds like it's really not a problem, and nothing to worry about. Thanks for the help.

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