Create a directory, or a directory structure, in your Web hosting account.


You can create new directories in two ways: using this command, or via FTP.

You must create new directories if you want host records other than www and @ to point to a different location than www and @.

You must create new directories if you want to publish more than one Web site using this Web hosting account (if the account does not have directories, all domain names associated with the account will resolve to the same home page).

You may create new directories to organize your account and files.

Directories created with this command have read and write, but not execute, permissions. If you want files in a directory to be executable, make the directory executable using the EnableFolderApp command.


All resellers have access to this command.

Implementation on eNom.com

Log on to webhostingtest.ehost-services.com with Login ID resellwebid, password resellwebpw.


To the right of the Create a New Directory text box, clicking the CREATE button and then the SAVE HOST HEADER SETTINGS button calls the WebHostCreateDirectory command.


The query must meet the following requirements:

  • The login ID and password must be valid.
  • The Web hosting account must belong to this account.

Input parameters

Build the query string using this syntax:

command=nameofcommand&uid=yourloginid&pw=yourpassword &paramname=paramvalue&nextparamname=nextparamvalue


Parameter Status Description Max Size
UID Required Account login ID 20
PW Required Account password 20
HostAccount Required Web hosting account name 14
Directory Required Name of the directory to be created. For a subdirectory, use format Directory=DirectoryName/SubdirectoryName (must be full path from root). 213
ResponseType Optional Format of response. Options are Text (default), HTML, or XML. 4


Returned parameters and values

Parameter Description
Command Name of command executed
ErrCount The number of errors if any occurred. If greater than 0 check the Err(1 to ErrCount) values.
Err(x) Error messages explaining the failure. These can be presented as is back to the client
Done True indicates this entire response has reached you successfully



  • The default response format is plain text. To receive the response in HTML or XML format, send ResponseType=HTML or ResponseType=XML in your request.
  • Check the return parameter ErrCount. If greater than 0 the transaction failed. The parameterErr(ErrCount) can be presented to the client. Otherwise process the returned parameters as defined above.