Subdomains as Accounts

Be Warned!!!

If you want to set up accounts for subdomains of your main account, they MUST be created in the same “client” as the main domain

ie “this.domain.com”, “that.domain.com” as accounts when you own “domain.com”

The control panel will allow you to create the domain – but it will fail and you will need support to remove the accounts as the delete also fails.

This once was possible to do, but in the last month, changes where made to stop it from happening – but not to stop us from entering it. (I have some sub-domains in a different client account I did months ago that worked).

The recent change is due to “security” I have been told. More like a coding mistake!

This message reads like one of those pass this email on messages or the world will blow up!!!

Anyway, If you want to set up a subdomain for a client – you can no longer have separate “client” billing. Thanks Mosso!

=========== Answer 1 ===========

just tested this again today. doh, i was hoping to separate the sub domains so they are not in the same ftp and therefore more secure but its not possible.

=========== Answer 2 ===========

Yep.

I actually had some subdomains I had created before they imposed this restriction in different accounts. I ended up having to delete them and recreate them in the same account as the master domain.

I wonder though? If there was no master domain – only subdomains – would the restriction apply then? And what to do with the master domain? Set it up as a forward to a selected subdomain….

In the past, I would park a subdomain on top of a clients domain I was designing so they could access and see their domain before it went into production. Or just create a subdomain to test a new CMS or technology – keeping it separate from the main account. Not any more!

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yes, i used to do somethin similar. maybe it is for a security reason, its kinda annoying though.

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It is NOT for security reasons as I want to have separate accounts for each subdomain BECAUSE OF security reasons, and RS doesn´t let me do that.

=========== Answer 5 ===========

It is NOT for security reasons as I want to have separate accounts for each subdomain BECAUSE OF security reasons, and RS doesn´t let me do that. 

And I need to have subdomains into separate accounts, because on same account they are vulnerable if ANY of the subdomains get hacked, then ALL your subdomains and main domain could be accessed-hacked too easily then.

Maybe RS can bring this feature to all of us soon!

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