When it comes to Linux platformed hosting, WHM apparently stands as the best web based interactive control panel. With manifold functions it enriches the user’s experience and provides a hassle free console for server administration etc.
In this guide, we will understand the steps to create a cPanel account in WHM. With WHM, you can easily manage and host different cPanel accounts that are independent of one another. While, most importantly, cPanel users do not know with whom they are sharing the server with.
Let’s kick start with creating an account steps-by-step.
Step 1. Log into the WHM interface.
Step 2: WHM interface will appear, here click on “Create a New Account”. The either way, you can do is, type a query “Create a New Account” in the search box on the left hand side of the pane.
Step 3. Now fill up the details one-by-one in order to create a new account. The details are briefly explained below.
– Domain Information
Enter a registered/non-registered domain name as required along with a password of choice having strong alpha-numeric characters, or use the ‘Password Generator‘ feature to fulfill the purpose. DO NOT include ‘WWW’ as prefix to the domain name. You can create a cPanel account for a subdomain as well.
Next, associate an email address to the account in order to receive account information.
Select the packages “Options Manually”, or you can “Choose a Package” from the drop down.
Select a theme to assign from the drop down menu of ‘cPanel Theme‘ and select the appropriate language for the user from the drop down menu of ‘Locale.’
– Reseller Settings
Alike you can make it a WHM account by ticking the box of ‘Make the account a reseller.’ ‘Reseller Settings‘ option is available only for VPS & Dedicated server WHM.
– DNS Settings
The DNS Settings only apply if this server is going to be hosting DNS for this cPanel account.
a. Enable the spam prevention measures DKIM & SPF if you want this server to host email service for this account.
b. ‘Use the nameservers specified at the Domain’s Registrar‘ option configures nameservers for the domain. Leave this option unticked, server will use the default
nameservers configured on the server itself. If you tick this option, WHM will assign this domain the nameservers specified at the registrar’s end.
c. ‘Overwrite any existing DNS zones for the account‘ setting overwrites any DNS zone files for this domain that might have been put on the server earlier.
– Mail Routing Settings
This setting allows you to choose only one setting. Read the description of each by clicking ‘more’ next to each option and choose the correct setting.
‘Automatically Detect Configuration‘ setting shouldn’t be used if you opt to use this account for the domain’s email, instead go for the second setting ‘Local Mail Exchanger‘ as it is the perfect one for the mentioned condition.
Now that all the required details are filled in correctly, simply hit the ‘Create‘ button.
That’s it ! You’ll seen the screen as below confirming the account being created along with the cPanel login credentials and other details.