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Old 02-15-2005, 08:32 AM   #1
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Adding users to Web server

I am trying to implement a web server(SUSE 9.0 Enterprise) into our network. This server will allow users to add their own HTML content via FTP. This now leads to my questions.

1) The web server (Apache2) is running because when I type the IP address into a browser, I get the default Apache page. So far so good. How do I add users (is this the same as adding regular users) and how do I get their pages to display, like the default one. Does putting their HTML files in their /home/public_html automatically do this, or is there something else in Apache I have to do?

2) how do I set it up so that they will be able to FTP to this server as well?

I know these are some big questions, with probably big answers, but I have always rec'd great responses from this site, and I thank you in advance for your support. I am probably on the "medium" scale as far as Linux knowledge, and willing to learn more.

Thanks again,

Old 02-15-2005, 08:43 AM   #2
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hi KrGAce,

to ur questions:
1) take a look at the User_Dir variable in httpd.conf
per default itīs disabled at least in FC. turn it on, then the default dir ~/user/public_html will serve ur userwebsites

2) you need a ftp-server ;-)
...vsftpd is a good choice
Old 02-15-2005, 08:47 AM   #3
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I have the FTP service running on the machine. I have also figured out the user directory issue, but I am wondering about how to set up permissions so that users can FTP.

Old 02-21-2005, 02:38 PM   #4
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sounds like you need a control panel
Old 02-22-2005, 02:17 AM   #5
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As far as I understand your first question, this may help:


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