Second Hard Drive Means Life or Death Published: Jan 15, 2006
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With this addon clients will have a default index.html page when they visit their new account instead of a directory listing.

With this addon clients will have a default index.html page when they visit their new account instead of a directory listing. Useful information to put in this index.html page would include a link to your help desk, contact information, tutorial or any FAQ links you may have to help the client get started.

1. Create the Index Page
Take a few minutes and design a friendly html document that new visitors will see when they first get their hosting account setup. Once you're done creating the document, save it as index.html

2. Upload the Document
FTP to your server and upload the index.html file to the /cpanel3-skel/public_html  directory

The reseller has a username, and the home directory is in: /home/username/ so the directory you want would be in: /home/username/cpanel3-skel/public_html  copy the index.html there.

3. Create a Test Account
Login to your WHM and create a temporary user account. Once the account is create then visit it and see if your index page shows up. If it doesn't ensure you copied it into the proper directory and check the above steps.

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Comments (2)

  • Gravatar - Deano
    Deano 16:10, January 29, 2006
    Thx for the article, I never really thought about this until I read your article.<br />
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    Currently Im looking for an alternative dedicated server host called 123-reg.<br />
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    Im having around 10gb bandwidth aday, so bandwidth and uptime is a major issue I have.<br />
    <br />
  • Gravatar - runningyour.com
    runningyour.com 08:16, August 7, 2006
    Great article! Having backups is crucial! However, second harddrive itself won't save you - make sure you have a copy of your backups at home or at work or somewhere else. Why? Because your serving hosting company can wipe them accidentally. It happened to me - they were performing OS reload on the first harddrive and destroyed my backups on my second harddrive even though I repeatedly asked them not to do it! True story... I'm glad I had backups at home!<br />
    <br />
    Michael

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