How do I add a user to my private server?

Overview

This article explains how to add a new username to your VPS (private server).

Adding a new VPS user

To add a new website user:

  1. Navigate to Manage Users page in your panel.
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  2. Click the + Add A User button at the top right.
    The 'Add User Details' page appears:
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  3. Enter the following:
    • Username — A username for the new user.
    • Nickname — A nickname for the new user.
    • What server will this user have access to? — Click the down arrow and select the VPS server on which the user will have access.
    • Secure shell access — Use the toggle button to enable Secure Shell/SSH (right) or disable (left). If 'Secure shell access' is disabled, then SFTP is used.
    • Select the Shell Type — If Secure shell access is enabled, then the 'Select the Shell Type' drop-down box appears. You can select bash, tcsh, ksh, or zsh. See Shell users for more information.
  4. When finished, click the Create User button.

Your new VPS user is ready to use within 5 minutes.

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