Documentation forServ-U File Server

Serv-U domain details: settings

The Domain Details Settings tab is where you can amend the domain name and description, set up a domain home directory, and enter a maximum size for the directory.

This is also where you can disable or delete the domain, if required.

Domain information


Each Serv-U domain must be uniquely named. This domain name is used for administrative purposes and not visible or accessible to users.


An optional description can be provided. This is only available to users with administrative access. This field is useful for describing the purpose of the domain or summarizing the resources it provides.

Enable domain

You can temporarily disable a domain by clearing this checkbox. While disabled, all settings are preserved, and it can still be administered, but the domain is inaccessible to users.

To make a disabled domain accessible, check this box.

After making changes to any of the previous domain settings, click the associated Save button to apply the changes.

Domain home directory

Domain Home Directory

The home directory for the domain does not affect user directory access rules, and does not restrict the paths available to a user in any way. However, in order to calculate the amount of disk space in use by a domain, you must specify the root directory under which Serv-U expects all domain files to be stored.

Enter the path here, or click Browse. When you create a domain administrator account for this domain, it is suggested you make the home directory the same, ensuring all users of the domain are placed in a subdirectory of the domain home directory.

Maximum Size

Enter the amount of disk space, in megabytes (MB), available to the domain. Leaving this field blank or entering "0" does not impose a maximum size on the domain. When a limit is imposed, any upload that would cause this maximum size to be exceeded is rejected by the server

Calculating the amount of disk space in use by a domain can be a time consuming operation depending on the directory structure.

Click Save to apply the changes.