This article describes how to use skeleton files to provide default content for new customer accounts.
As a reseller, when you create a new customer account, its public_html and public_ftp directories are empty by default. Because there is no index file present, visitors to the new site receive a “403 Forbidden” error message.
However, there is a way to provide default content for every new account that you create in WebHost Manager. For example, you can create an index.html file that is copied to the public_html directory of every new account. The HTML file might say “Welcome! Your site is working, but there is no content yet” or something similar. You can do the same thing for FTP, adding default files that are copied to every new account.
These default files are referred to as “skeleton” files, because they provide a basic structure for all new accounts.
To set up skeleton files for your reseller account, follow these steps:
If you are using the Paper Lantern theme, in the FILES section of the cPanel home page, click File Manager:
There are two directories in the cpanel3-skel directory:
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