How to Create cPanel Accounts in WHM

In this tutorial, we will walk you through creating cPanel accounts within WHM. This allows you to manage and host separate cPanel accounts independent from one another.

Note that cPanel creation is no longer unlimited. For more information, please see cPanel Pricing Changes. You can see the pricing that now applies to cPanel licenses. To learn more about the change, please see our FAQ’s on cPanel Pricing.

Creating cPanel Accounts

  1. Log in to WHM.
     
  2. Click on Account Functions and then Create a New Account.
     
  3. Fill in the fields on the Domain information page. Below is a description of the options:
    DomainThe primary domain name for the cPanel account.
    UsernameUsername for logging into the cPanel.
    PasswordPassword for logging into the cPanel.
    EmailEmail address to receive cPanel account notifications.
     
  4. Select the desired package from the dropdown.
     
  5. Select your default theme and locale.
    cPanel themeLayout and design of the cPanel dashboard.
    LocaleDefault language for the cPanel.
     
  6. Set your DNS Settings. For more information, see our article on SPF and DKIM settings.
     
  7. Set the Mail Routing Settings.
    Automatically Detect ConfigurationcPanel looks to the MX records to determine whether to send mail locally or remotely.
    Local Mail ExchangerUse when mail is expected to always come to the local server.
    Backup Mail ExchangercPanel will use the local server if remote mail attempts fail.
    Remote Mail ExchangerUse when mail is expected to be sent elsewhere (third party email).
     
  8. Click on the Create button.
     

Congratulations, now you know how to create a cPanel account for your Reseller, VPS, or Dedicated server in WHM!

Learn more from our Managed VPS Hosting Product Guide.

JB
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John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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