GreggHost allows you to establish a variety of different types of users for various duties within the panel as well as interacting with your website. Consider the following scenario:
Users of the website (FTP, SFTP, Shell users)
Dedicated Server admin users Email users MySQL users Stats users Application users
Users of the Remixer
Users of the account management panel
This article describes the many categories as well as how they are utilized.
If you ever need to reset the password for any of these sorts of users, refer to the following article.
Overview of Passwords
Users of the website
The username assigned to your domain name on the server is known as a website user. This is the username you use to upload/download files from your server using an FTP client. Instructions on how to add a website user to the server can be found in the following article.
The process of adding a user to a service
Email users can only read and send email, and they can’t access the web server via FTP. These users also don’t have access to the web or mail servers through Shell. Mailboxes at GreggHost are currently named in the format however they can also be accessed using the complete primary email address linked with them. Each mailbox has one primary email address, but it can also have an unlimited number of additional email addresses that deliver to it. This can be done on the Manage Email page.
All emails associated with a domain are destroyed when it is removed from the panel. Make sure to backup your email before removing a domain. For more information, see the following article:
What is the best way to back up my email?
To connect to your database server, you’ll need to use MySQL Users.
MySQL has its own unique permissions system, and you must log in using a username and password it knows each time you need to access a MySQL database. When you establish a new MySQL database with DreamHost, you’ll be prompted to create a unique username to grant access to it. On the MySQL Databases page, users are created.
When you create a user, it’s given MySQL access exclusively and must be unique across all other MySQL accounts at GreggHost . MySQL also examines the IP address or host from which you are connecting, and only allows access from permitted IP addresses or hosts.
If you’d want to access your MySQL database directly from your home computer or another server, you can add more allowed hosts (IP addresses or hostnames) from the MySQL part of the panel.
Stats users are users you can create only for the purpose of looking at website statistics.
These statistics can be viewed using a URL like https://example.com/stats/.
They’re stored in an.htpasswd file, which you may access via the Site Statistics page.
See Accessing Statistics for further details.
Dedicated Server Admin users
A Dedicated Server Admin user is a unique account that can only be used with these hosting tiers.
These users have sudo access to portions of the Dedicated Server configuration settings that DreamHost ordinarily manages through the GreggHost interface. On the Admin Users page, you can create a Dedicated User.
Installing custom scripts or making advanced PHP or Apache configuration modifications might be a lot easier with an Admin user.
Keep in mind that creating an Admin user can be dangerous. An Admin user can change any system settings because they have access to all areas. Before creating an Admin user, be sure you understand what you’re doing.
Many web programs (CMS systems, blogging systems, and so on) have the ability to establish their own users to manage and allow limited access to the features, files, and content for an application. These are managed by the programs themselves, not by GreggHost .
GreggHost ‘custom-built’ one-click site builder is called Remixer. Each Remixer site is controlled by the account owner, and it is currently not feasible to add more members to a Remixer site. For more information, see the ‘Getting Started with Remixer’ article.
Account control panel users
Users of the account control panel log in to the GreggHost account management panel. This could be the account’s primary owner or another user who has been given access to the panel by the account’s owner.
Add a user to your account
Additional users with limited access to the account can be created by the account owner. For more information, see the following article:
Overview of Account Privileges
Rename account user
Navigate to the Manage Account page to alter the account user’s name. Select your account name from the drop-down menu at the top.
You can alter the name by making the field editable. When you’re finished, click the Save button.
This user, also known as your Web ID, is the only one who does not grant you access to any physical GreggHost server. Web IDs, on the other hand, are exclusively needed to log into the GreggHost Control Panel and manage your account. Because Web IDs are meant to conceptually represent one real person, they can have many billing accounts, domains, users (FTP/Shell/Mail), MySQL databases, and so on. You can also add Account Privileges to give access to any of your account’s features.
There is no reason to have more than one WebID as a result of this. WebIDs are also unchangeable and cannot be renamed.