BuycPanel Blog

BuycPanel Blog

Latest news and updates

The Subaccount Services You Can Enjoy with cPanel’s User Manager Interface

Posted by Allison on 31 01 2017.

There are many things you can do with the “User Manager” interface of cPanel. With it, you can add, delete, and manage subaccounts. You can also manage each and every one of your subaccount’s emails, web disk, and FTP.

Below you will find a brief overview of the subaccount services you can utilize, thanks to the existence of the cPanel User Manager interface.

Email

The Email feature provides you the choice to enable the email accounts of a subaccount.

Quota 

This option determines the amount of hard drive space a subaccount can use to store emails.

There are certain limitations to mail servers though, which means you cannot have quotas exceeding 4096 GB/4 TB on machines running 64-bit operating systems. For quotas that go beyond these specified numbers, select the “Unrestricted” option.

More on Quota        

The Quota option also tells you the amount of hard drive space a particular subaccount user can use in a specific…

There are many things you can do with the “User Manager” interface of cPanel. With it, you can add, delete, and manage subaccounts. You can also manage each and every one of your subaccount’s emails, web disk, and FTP.

Below you will find a brief overview of the subaccount services you can utilize, thanks to the existence of the cPanel User Manager interface.

Email

The Email feature provides you the choice to enable the email accounts of a subaccount.

Quota

This option determines the amount of hard drive space a subaccount can use to store emails.

There are certain limitations to mail servers though, which means you cannot have quotas exceeding 4096 GB/4 TB on machines running 64-bit operating systems. For quotas that go beyond these specified numbers, select the “Unrestricted” option.

More on Quota       

The Quota option also tells you the amount of hard drive space a particular subaccount user can use in a specific home directory.

Servers that make use of the ProFTPD FTP server cannot use this option though, which means that they will not see the Quota option on their cPanel interface.

FTP

With FTP, you can have an easier time managing the files your website contains.

One thing to keep in mind though is that the FTP menu will only appear on the interface when you have your hosting provider enable the FTP services on the server you use. Once your web host company has enabled it, you can already use your cPanel credentials to gain access to FTP.

When you want to check and monitor previous actions like FTP connections associated with your site, you can do so by heading to the “Raw Access interface of your cPanel account. Just go to “Home,” then “Metrics,” then “Raw Access.”

Home Directory     

With the Home Directory text box, you can specify the particular FTP home directory of a subaccount.

Basically, it lets you know about a new FTP account’s directory access level, like instance, whether or not it has top level access. For instance, entering the term “example” in the text box labelled “Directory” will result in the FTP account accessing the directory “/home/user/example/” and informing you of all the subdirectories it contains. The “user” in the example given above refers to the cPanel account username.

Web Disk

Under the User Manager interface, you will also find the Web Disk utility. This handy tool enables you to manipulate, manage, and configure files on the server via a variety of interfaces. These interfaces include computers, mobile devices, and some types of software.

To get the most out of the Web Disk Utility, opt for an interface you are accustomed to so that you can easily manage files and related tasks and complete them faster.

Permissions

With the Permissions option, you can specify the permissions for a subaccount’s home directory. You have two options to select from, including the following:

  • Read-Write. With this option, you can grant access to a subaccount when it comes to reading and writing files within the directory.
  • Read-Only. When you choose this option, the subaccount user can only read files within the directory and not make any alterations.