February 9, 2011 in Classic self-hosted technical help
I am on a hosted server with this place so everything was done under my name and payment info. Is there a way to give my admins access to c panel other than from the actual board? I just don't want them having my personal info. Thanks
Just provide them with the cPanel login, But then again, If you do not want them to get access to the board then why let them have cPanel, As they can easy do a backup, Then run the board from localhost and get in that whay ? :P
A short answer to what you said though, If you do not want them getting your personal info, Then give out nothing as either way, They will get it with one or the other, Same with FTP, You FTP will be your cPanel login as default, Unless you made changes.
I see no reason why your admins would need access to cPanel, if anything they would need an FTP.
Thanks for replying to both. Please understand this is very new to me. I only signed up on the hosted plan last week. I don't not understand very much at all about this software. So they would have access to my actual IP.Board account information like name, address and payment info? My Cpanel has a completely different log in than even the what I put when going from the board into the admin area. The reason I wanted to allow them into Cpanel was so they could upload some large files that would downloadable for members from there. I am only allowed a 10 meg upload to my hosted site directly from the forum. I would do it but I can't figure it out for beans. Myself and the 2 admins would be the only ones to ever have need of doing this. They are both computer saavy and would be able to do it very quickly for us.
Would you happen to know if for example I were in the board there is a spot where I can set restrictions on the admins. Would those restrictions carry over to Cpanel? The problem with FTP is I would set them up with one to get into cpanel however again because I am hosted though IP.Board I'm not allowed to set up additional FTP accounts. Really I'm kind of powerless by hosting with them as far as what I can do. Especially with the upload thing as my site is for Sim 3 which is a bit more focused on building worlds. That is a big focus of the site yet I've had to resort to getting a mediafire account and providing a link so people can download mine and a couple of other peoples worlds. This rather irritates me since it is suppose to my site and I get a certain about of storage but can't utilize it.
This is so frustrating. Is there a way without messing things up to maybe add certain passwords to certain directories in cpanel that only I would know. Then it wouldn't be such an issue for me to give them the login info.
I'm looking at purchasing the board software and hosting elsewhere since the upload thing is a huge problem. I've asked that they change it but they said the maximum I can be allowed for uploads is 10 megs. I can change it for various member types but that is the max they will set over all even for admins. This is a pain. I'll look forward to advice from anyone willing. thanks
I would advice you, if I may, to not share the CP log in info with your other co-admins. Unless you really really trust them.
If you will need help with things that you do not understand then it would be better to start a ticket at the Client Area here than giving out that log in info. Just my 2$.
I appreciate your thoughts on that. See I'm a bit confused now because I've been told that if they have access to the board then they can do as much "damage" there as they could in CPanel. Now I'm wondering then is there more in Cpanel available to access than there is in their admin area? thanks
I see what you mean, The only other way it to make an FTP account in your cPanel and let him upload into a direcory of his own.
Also, in terms of giving them ACP access, you can set restrictions per user as to what they can do.. e.g far tighter delegation and security than cpanel could provide
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