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Why does it say my username is already taken?
On shared webhosting accounts the "namespace" for usernames is shared across a fairly large "cluster" of machines.. therefore all the usernames you create for ftp/shell users must be unique across the whole group.

If you've been trying to add something like "ftp" or "admin", somebody else probably beat you to it.. maybe try making usernames based on your (already globally unique) web id!

Last updated: Nov 22, 2004.