C Panel and WHM

What is cPanel?

cPanel is a graphical web-based control panel that helps you quickly and easily manage your website and hosting account. cPanel software gives you complete control over a vast amount of functions, streamlining useful processes such as:

  • Creating databases
  • Managing website files
  • Setting up email accounts & auto responders

cPanel has grown to become the most popular web hosting control panel, running millions of websites around the world. cPanel was created to give server and website owners control over their properties. Whether you’re managing one, or hundreds, of servers and/or websites, cPanel software’s user friendly point-and-click interface allows you to customize your web hosting experience to fit your needs.


WHM® Software Features

Server Configuration

The start-up wizard should properly assist you in configuring your server when you first install cPanel & WHM software. However, if you need to change any of the configuration options, you can do so by accessing the Server Configuration icon located on the home screen.

  • Basic cPanel & WHM Software Setup
  • Change Root Password
  • Initial Quota Setup
  • Server Time
  • Statistics Software Configuration
  • Tweak Settings
  • Update Preferences


This area of WHM software allows you to determine how your customers will contact you for support, and provides cPanel and WHM® software support for you.

  • Configure Customer Contact
  • Support Center
  • Resolver Configuration

Networking Setup

This section of the WHM software interface can be used to configure your server for use on the Internet.

  • Change Hostname
  • Nameserver IPs
  • Resolver Configuration

Security Center

Using the security functions, you are able to better secure your server. You may fix any insecurities with SuEXEC or CGI, as well as manage SSH keys, users, and more.

  • Apache mod_userdir Tweak
  • Compiler Access
  • Configure Security Policies
  • cPHulk Brute Force Protection
  • Fix Insecure Permissions (Scripts)
  • Host Access Control
  • Manage root’s SSH Keys
  • Manage Wheel Group Users
  • Password Strength Configuration
  • PHP open_basedir Tweak
  • Quick Security Scan
  • Security Questions
  • Shell Fork Bomb Protection
  • SMTP Tweak
  • SSH Password Authorization Tweak
  • Traceroute Enable/Disable
  • Security Advisor

Server Contacts

This set of features defines how you, the server’s administrator, should be contacted.

  • Edit System Mail Preferences
  • Contact Manager


This set of features allows you to access a list of your reseller accounts as well as a Reseller Center, where you are able to assign new reseller accounts and configure existing reseller accounts.

  • Change Ownership of an Account
  • Change Ownership of Multiple Accounts
  • Edit Reseller Privileges & Nameservers
  • Email All Resellers
  • Manage Reseller’s IP Delegation
  • Manage Reseller’s Main/Shared IP
  • Reseller Center
  • Reset Resellers
  • Show Reseller Accounts
  • View Usage/Stats and Manage

Service Configuration

This feature enables you to configure a number of services. Services, most often, run as daemons in the background of your web server. Daemons often appear as processes whose names end with “d”; for example, sshd is the name of the SSH application.

  • Apache Configuration
  • Bandmin Password
  • Configure PHP and suEXEC
  • cPanel Log Rotation Configuration
  • Exim Configuration Editor
  • FTP Server Selection
  • FTP Server Configuration
  • Mailserver Configuration
  • Mailserver Selection
  • Manage Service SSL Certificates
  • Nameserver Selection
  • PHP Configuration Editor
  • Service Manager


This set of features offers several options for managing your application’s locales, which is cPanel & WHM software’s new language system.

  • Application Locale Configuration
  • Copy a Locale
  • Delete a Locale
  • Edit a Locale
  • Locale XML Download
  • Locale XML Upload
  • View Available Locales


This set of features allows you to create backups of your server’s configuration and content. These backups can be used at a later time to restore data on your server. You are also able to use this feature set to schedule automatic backups.

  • Configuration File Rollback
  • Configure Backup
  • Restore a Full Backup/cpmove File
  • Restore Backups
  • Restore Multiple Backups
  • Excluding Files from Backup

Cluster/Remote Access

This area of WHM software allows you to configure a number of servers to share DNS information, and to create a trust key relationship between those servers.

  • Configure Cluster (Documents the Configure Cluster screen)
  • Setup Remote Access Key

System Reboot

The WHM® interface offers you two methods for rebooting your server. The method you should employ to reboot your server depends upon the events leading up to the reboot.

Forceful Reboot

This method will shut down the computer regardless of what error(s) the server has encountered. It is preferable to reboot your system using this method versus using the physical reset switch (a hard reset). However, a graceful reboot is preferable to a forceful reboot as a forceful reboot can cause data loss.

Graceful Reboot

These restart method is preferred to any other. This allows the server to close any user-level running processes before restarting, storing data as it does so. This reboot method will not result in data loss.

Server Status

This set of features allows you to access several lists to view information regarding your server. This can be helpful when troubleshooting both hardware and software issues.

  • Apache Status
  • Daily Process Log (formerly CPU/Memory/MySQL Usage)
  • Server Information
  • Service Status

Account Information

This set of features allows you to view information about specific accounts, your accounts in general, and provides a number of configuration options.

  • List Accounts
  • List Parked Domains
  • List Subdomains
  • List Suspended Accounts
  • Search Accounts
  • Show Accounts over Quota
  • View Bandwidth Usage

Account Functions

This area of the WHM software interface allows you to perform several functions relating to creating and managing user accounts.

  • Change Site’s IP Address
  • Create a New Account
  • Manage Demo Mode
  • Email All Users
  • Force Password Change
  • Limit Bandwidth Usage
  • Manage Shell Access
  • Modify an Account
  • Modify Suspended Account Page
  • Password Modification
  • Quota Modification
  • Raw Apache Log Download
  • Raw FTP Log Download
  • Rearrange an Account
  • Reset Account Bandwidth Limit
  • Show Active and Inactive Accounts
  • Skeleton Directory
  • Terminate an Account
  • Unsuspend Bandwidth Exceeders
  • Upgrade/Downgrade an Account
  • Web Template Editor

Multi Account Functions

This area of WHM® software allows you to manage multiple accounts at once.

  • Change Multiple Sites’ IP Addresses
  • Modify/Upgrade Multiple Accounts
  • Terminate Multiple Accounts


This area of WHM software lets you copy move accounts from one server to another.

  • Copy an Account from Another Server
  • Copy an Account from Another Server with Account Password
  • Copy Multiple Accounts/Packages from Another Server
  • Review Copied Accounts


A theme in cPanel & WHM software is, ultimately, the skeletal frame on which the style, or “skin”, is placed. This area of WHM software allows you to manage cPanel software themes. Note: We do not currently support custom theme or localization efforts for WHM.

  • Change WHM Software Theme
  • Universal Theme Manager

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