View Full Version : Allowing folder access?

10-18-2007, 06:40 AM
I want to allow one person to access a folder on my website.

Basically I want to create a folder inside my "public_html" folder and call it "newsletter".

I want to give him full access to that folder so that he can create and alter the html page, css and upload images as needed. I just want to restrict his access to only that folder without giving him the password and access to the rest of the public_html folder.

My problem is that I am not sure how to go about doing this correctly. My instinct tells me that I can create the "newsletter" folder and just password protect it and give him the password to that folder then set up his ftp for him.

My host is hostgator.
I use cpanel v2.6.0 on a linux operating system.


10-18-2007, 06:49 AM
Would be the point of password protecting the folder?

As to allowing him to upload only to that folder and what not. Go into your control panel and then to the FTP accounts section. Create a new ftp account. Here you will be able to assign what folder he will have access to. You may also want to set a quota so he doesn't end up taking all of your storage.

10-18-2007, 07:12 AM
Would be the point of password protecting the folder?
Dunno, I think i confused myself, lol. I meant giving it a password so only he could access it.

You will be thanked after I type this. I couldn't believe how simple this was. Named the folder, created the ftp username/pass and pointed it to the folder. Again thank you for the quick response.