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What's Going on Here?

Discussion in 'Site & Server Administration' started by dp-user-1, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. #1
    I was hosted with a company called BigBlueHost (www.bigbluehost.com).

    When I looked up my IP address, I got a site called www.aarall.com.

    When I go to www.aarall.com/~myusername, I get to my site.

    What's going on here? Why is my FTP located on somebody else's site? Does this mean that for the last several months my files have all been visible to somebody and I haven't known it? I understand that I'm not on a dedicated server, but is this the normal way of things?
    SEMrush
    EDIT: NS2.BIGBLUEHOST7.COM leads to www.aarall.com as well.

    Help is appreciated,
    Peter
     
    dp-user-1, Nov 6, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. kentuckyslone

    kentuckyslone Notable Member

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    Do you have cPanel access to your server or ftp access only? It may be that your account was setup using an add on domain within someone elses account
     
    kentuckyslone, Nov 6, 2007 IP
  3. dp-user-1

    dp-user-1 Well-Known Member

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    I have both cPanel and FTP access. Am I right in thinking that this looks sketchy?
     
    dp-user-1, Nov 6, 2007 IP
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    kentuckyslone Notable Member

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    Yes, it definitely looks wrong. I still think it looks like your site has been hosted as an add on domain. Of course I cannot say for sure. I would suggest that you contact your host and ask them to explain - then update us here with what they say
     
    kentuckyslone, Nov 6, 2007 IP
  5. dp-user-1

    dp-user-1 Well-Known Member

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    kentuckyslone, thanks for the quick reply. Please read the edit on the OP and let me know if that makes things any clearer.

    Thanks,
    Peter
     
    dp-user-1, Nov 6, 2007 IP
  6. inworx

    inworx Peon

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    Thats due to mod_userdir in Apache

    Your server has main domain www.aarall.com
    while your account creator has another domain - www.bigbluehost.com

    aarall.com/~username is only possible IF the domain is in hostname. So, you can consider its server's hostname, adn nothing else. Nothing is there to be worried about :)
     
    inworx, Nov 7, 2007 IP
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    dp-user-1 Well-Known Member

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    Alright, thanks a lot!
     
    dp-user-1, Nov 7, 2007 IP