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    Hello,

    I am thinking of building a site where there will be a lot of users. I want each user to have a password protected folder. But I can't possibly protect each directory manually for thousands of user.

    How can it be done that each user when registering should create a protected directory at the same time automatically.

    One possibility might be with a forum (I do not know anything about forums), but someone may not want to use a forum.

    I hope I am clear.

    Thank you!

    jojopara

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    Well depending on what you are doing it might be against TOS.

    The only SURE way is to have a forum or use a cms platform.

    Social networking and myspace type of sites are prohibited on shared servers. Youd have to upgrade your account to a dedicated server.

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    Default Re: protected directory for every user

    Quote Originally Posted by Karen Mac View Post
    Well depending on what you are doing it might be against TOS.

    The only SURE way is to have a forum or use a cms platform.

    Social networking and myspace type of sites are prohibited on shared servers. Youd have to upgrade your account to a dedicated server.

    Karen
    It won't be a social network. One will upload a file, and another will download it form his (another's) directory which has to be protected.

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    File repositories are against tos too. You cant host space for other users

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    Default Re: protected directory for every user

    And besides for TOS issues, having the directory auto create is a lesser one of the technical issues.

    Cpanel's password protected directory feature requires you to set the directory which is protected, and then add a username/password to login to that directory. Protecting additional directories will have empty lists of users who can access the directory. You would have to either manually code user lists, or have a script to automated it.

    Besides that you also need to either generate FTP information (which if you did this for anyone that signs up would also be agains't the TOS). Or having a script for people to upload and manage their files.

    Anyway, as it has already been pointed out, pretty much most parts of your planned site will violate the TOS, you would have to rent a dedicated server from VH if you were going to use them for the hosting.

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