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How do I set up a temporary url for a new WHM account?

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mike m
2011-10-22 9:20 pm EST

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I want to start a new account in WHM not right under the main (not add-on or sub), that will use a new account's public_html, and will work with the WHM "create a new account" page successfully. I want to use a temp url for testing before pointing name servers, and it of course does not allow me to use the domain already in use on another host. If I use the temp url under my main account in AMP I believe it will use home/mainaccount/public_html. Help please.

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Tim S
13,821 Points
2011-10-23 3:39 pm EST
Hi Mike,

Thanks for posting your question. I'm more than happy to assist you. When you create a new account within WHM and create a username, you will use this for the temp url. Let's say your on vps9111 and you create a new account with the username newwebsite. Then your temp url for that account would be:

I hope this helps! If you need further assistance please feel free to contact us.


Tim S

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Hello Tim,
Can you also inform us what the FTP Host will be for this new account?
3 Points
2013-04-07 12:17 pm EST
The <a href="">hostname</a> will be the same as the server host. in the previous example its You can also use the domain name as the host as long it is <a href="">pointing</a> to your server with us.

James R
5,889 Points
2013-04-08 11:55 am EST
Thank you for this Tim, I appreciate it. However we have a reseller account and will be migrating our accounts over one by one. I have the server information.... would that intern replace the VPS9111? I tried changing that to our server but that did not work? I will need to upload a bunch of large files to our client FTP servers and need to have the FTP connection information before we do any DNS changes.... can you help?
3 Points
2017-02-17 1:33 pm EST
annexgrfx, you will need to <a href="">use the server hostname</a> for your new reseller account. For a reseller server, this typically looks like
2,858 Points
2017-02-17 1:50 pm EST
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