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I need to create a script installer on a VPS with Cpanel api and WHM access (btw: hostgator), which will do the following: When user registers on my site - with my custom installer script), the script will create a CPanel account with WHM API. After that I'll need to copy a bunch of files to user's new directory from my main directory. for example:

  • my script which should do the copy operation is in /home/[main reseller account]/public_html/register.php
  • source files for copy operation are here /home/[main reseller account]/public_html/script_base
  • I need to copy that into /home/[newly created user account]/public_html/

The problem is I have no permission to access /home/[newly created user account]/public_html/ from my script which is in the folder /home/[main reseller account]/public_html/script_base

I could use FTP and upload files to user's public_html one by one, by I would really want to avoid that if possible.

Any idea is appreciated, and thanks in advance for your help!

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C-Panel/WHM does support a 'skeleton' directory.. But this question is off topic for SO. –  Tim Post Feb 3 '11 at 18:19
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What is causing this permission issue? php open_basedir? In that case you can try setting in Apache:

php_admin_value open_basedir none

And that way you can access any folder using PHP.

You could also change (temporarily) the permissions of the new_user_account folder using chmod or chown from php.

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Thanks for the reply... and sorry: It's not a VPS it's a reseller account, and I don't think I have permission to change anything that would allow me to access any folder from PHP because there is like 1000 another account on the server which is not mine. –  bboldi Feb 4 '11 at 8:27
    
Ok, no success with this. I have just used ftp protocol with the newly created cpanel user to upload one zip file and an installer which unzips it on the server... thanks for your comments though! –  bboldi Feb 10 '11 at 8:22
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