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The search term you're looking for is "chroot". Scan the vsftpd docs for "chroot", then search LQ for "vsftp" and "chroot" (we've got threads about it), fiddle around making the config work, then post your errors here.
Well that's the default behaviour of vsftpd if I remember correctly. But unSpawn is right of course search the docs for it ... you can chroot the users to different pathes like if you have in /etc/passwd
the user can get into the /var/www directory also ... his real homedirectory is /var/www/example.com though ... if you need a vsftpd.conf check this post
A 'man vsftpd.conf' and a search for "chroot" gave me this :
If set to YES, local users will be placed in a chroot() jail in their home directory after login. Warning: This option has security implications, especially if the users have upload per-mission, or shell access. Only enable if you know what you are doing. Note that these security implications are not vsftpd specific. They apply to all FTP daemons which offer to put local users in chroot() jails.