How to Create a New cPanel in your Reseller WHM







One of the first things you will need to do for a new client is to give them their own hosting space. This is done by creating a cPanel account. As a reseller, you will have the ability to do this from within your Web Host Manager (WHM). Follow along below as we demonstrate how to create a new cPanel account within your WHM dashboard.

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 on cPanel Pricing.

NOTE: This guide requires WHM access. WHM access is included (at no extra charge) with our Dedicated Server, VPS, and Reseller Hosting plans.


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Creating a cPanel Account in WHM

  1. Log into your WHM admin dashboard.
  2. 01 click create accountClick on Account Functions and then Create a New Account.
  3. 02 domain infoEnter your domain information:
    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. choosing packageSelect desired package from the dropdown. Our Reseller Hosting accounts include three Pre-Configured Packages you can choose from.
  5. 04 default settingsSelect your default theme and locale.
    cPanel themeLayout and design of the cPanel dashboard.
    LocaleDefault language for the cPanel.
  6. 05 dns settingsSet your DNS Settings. For more information, see our article on SPF and DKIM settings.
  7. 06 mail routingSet 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. 07 click createClick on the Create button.

You can log into each cPanel account with the username and password you created. Likewise, you can log into cPanel accounts through your Reseller WHM.

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