What is Skeleton Directory and How to Use it?

Most of the beginners starting a reseller web hosting business don’t know most of the features of WHM. One of the main element of WHM panel is the Skeleton Directory. Now, you must be wondering what is the skeleton directory and what it is used for ?

Basically, skeleton directory is a place where a hosting resellers puts a temporary home page for all the new web hosting user accounts that are created in the WHM panel. In this tutorial we are going to show you the exact location of the directory and how you can make a use of it ?

Step 1: Login into your WHM panel using the credentials provided to you by your web hosting provider.

Step 2: On the main page of WHM, Click on the Account Functions link. Once you click the link it will reload the page and will show you the functions available into the Account Functions.


Step 3: Click on the Skeleton Directory link (as shown in the image above) to move inside the directory. This is the place where you will have to put a temporary web page for the new web hosting accounts you create. The default homepage is what will be displayed in the visitors browsers, until a new homepage is uploaded to the hosting account.

In this tuturial, the main reseller’s account username is skel, where the skeleton directory is located. (See image below)


Step 4: In order to change the temporary homepage, simply make use of an FTP program or the File Manager and upload another homepage into your main accounts cPanel (ie. Skel).

Now, you know what is skeleton directory and what is it used for. If you are a hosting reseller or going to start your own reseller web hosting business, make sure you upload a decent temporary homepage into the skeleton directory.

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