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How to create a new cPanel account in WHM

Creating a new cPanel account in WHM (Web Host Manager) on Host4Geeks involves several steps. Here’s a detailed guide to help you through the process:

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a New cPanel Account in WHM

1. Log into WHM

  • Access WHM: Open your web browser and enter the WHM login URL. This is typically https://yourserverip:2087 or https://yourhostname:2087.
  • Login Credentials: Enter your WHM root username and password. If you are a reseller, use your reseller account credentials.

2. Navigate to Create a New Account

  • Find the Option: Once logged in, look for the “Account Functions” section in the left-hand sidebar.
  • Create a New Account: Click on “Create a New Account.” This will take you to a form where you will fill in the details for the new cPanel account.

3. Fill in Account Information

  • Domain Information
      • Domain: Enter the domain name for the new cPanel account (e.g.,
      • Username: WHM will automatically suggest a username based on the domain name, but you can customize it if needed.
      • Password: Create a strong password for the account. You can use the password generator to ensure it is secure.
      • Re-type Password: Confirm the password by entering it again.
      • Email: Provide an email address for the account owner. This is used for account-related notifications.
  • Package Selection
      • Choose a Package: If you have predefined hosting packages, select the appropriate one from the dropdown menu. Packages define resource limits like disk space, bandwidth, and other settings. If you don’t have packages set up, you can configure settings manually (see step below).
  • Settings
      • Manual Resource Limits: If not using a package, specify limits for disk space, bandwidth, email accounts, FTP accounts, databases, etc.
      • CGI Access: Check if you want to enable CGI access for the account.
      • Theme: Select the cPanel theme (default is often “paper_lantern”).
      • Locale: Choose the language for the cPanel interface.
  • DNS Settings
      • Enable DKIM and SPF: It is recommended to enable these to help with email authentication and reduce the chances of emails being marked as spam.
      • Use the nameservers specified at the Domain’s Registrar: Check this if the domain uses external nameservers.
  • Mail Routing Settings
      • Automatically Detect Configuration: WHM can automatically detect the best mail routing option based on your server’s settings, or you can specify manually if needed.

4. Additional Options

  • Select Options Manually: If you need to configure settings not covered by your predefined packages, you can adjust these settings manually. This includes options for CGI access, cPanel theme, locale, and mail routing.
  • Reseller Settings: If you want this new account to have reseller privileges, configure the reseller settings.

5. Create the Account

  • Review Information: Double-check all the details you’ve entered to ensure accuracy.
  • Create: Click the “Create” button at the bottom of the page. WHM will now set up the cPanel account based on your configurations.

6. Account Creation Confirmation

  • Success Message: Once the account is created, WHM will display a confirmation message with details about the new cPanel account.
  • Account Access: You can now access the new cPanel account using the domain and the credentials you set up.

Tips for Managing cPanel Accounts in WHM

  • Monitor Resources: Regularly check the resource usage of cPanel accounts to ensure they are within the limits set by your hosting packages.
  • Security: Encourage users to use strong passwords and enable two-factor authentication (2FA) for added security.
  • Backups: Ensure regular backups are configured for all cPanel accounts to prevent data loss.
  • Support: Host4Geeks provides support for WHM and cPanel, so reach out to their customer service if you encounter any issues or need assistance with advanced configurations.

By following these steps, you can efficiently create and manage new cPanel accounts in WHM on Host4Geeks.

Updated on June 18, 2024