The "hexadecimal value 0x13, is an invalid character" error appears to be a common issue:
The error "hexadecimal value 0x13, is an invalid character" is known
to happen in DotNetPanel with Windows Server 2008 when web.config file
has been modified incorrectly or completely replaced. This is because
IIS 7 uses the web.config to store it's entire settings and any
incorrect modifications or complete replacement to this file will
cause the this error to happen
- Make a note of all the virtual directories created for the website (virtual directory name and pointing path)
- Remove the web.config file from the File Manager.
- Delete the website from within DotNetPanel. (This will NOT delete any files of the website).
- Re-add the website.
- Setup all the virtual directories again.
To change the home directory of the user, from the DotNetPanel Guide:
Home directory location Select “Folder in your Hosting Space” option
to point web site to some folder within the hosting space. You could
change web site root folder from default one “wwwroot” if it was
allowed in the hosting plan. Select “Redirection to URL” to redirect
all requests from client application, such as web browser, to another
Web site or virtual directory by entering a URL in the box below.