A webhosting user may purchase a hosting plan that can be a dedicated server, VPS hosting or a Reseller hosting. If you want to create a cPanel account using WHM you are enabled to do so. Before we come to the steps that will explain how to create a cPanel account let us first know,
what is a cPanel?
cPanel is fundamentally a web hosting control panel that is Linux based providing a graphical interface and tools of automation that are designed to make the process of hosting a website simple. cPanel makes use of a 3 tier structure that offers capabilities for admins, reseller and end-users who are site owners to regulate the various aspects of website and server management through a web browser.
Who can use cPanel?
There are no hurdles to who can use cPanel. It does not matter if it is a small personal website or a large corporation website. Anyone can use cPanel along with their Linux hosting i.e. shared hosting, Reseller, VPS and Dedicated server hosting.
Why to select cPanel?
Following are the steps to create cPanel account in WHM
Step 1. You have to login to your Webhost Manager (WHM).
Step 2. The menu on the left under the ‘Account Functions’, click on ‘Create a New Account’
Step 3. Then fill in the details to create the new account.
- Enter the primary domain name on the cPanel account
- Enter the Username and Password for the cPanel account.
- Enter the email address that will be associated with the cPanel account.
WHM permits you to create a package, which makes it simple to manage cPanel accounts.
For example, you may create an intermediate plan like the one eUKhost offers in the cPanel web hosting. You can set limits to the plan which you created like no: of addon domains, Disk Space, Bandwidth, etc. If you have not already set any packages, you can do it by the Select Manually Option and decide what will be the package limits.
Select which theme of cPanel you want to assign to the user and select the suitable language for the user.
If you want to give Reseller privileges to the account select “Make the account a reseller”
If you only want the user to manage own account, use the below option which is “Make the account own itself” option. Once completed with the Reseller Setting scroll to the next setting.
You can decide how to configure the nameservers of the domain on the server. If the nameservers for the domain name are on another server, select the option Use the nameservers specified at the Domain’s Registrar
Mail Routing Settings
You need to decide how the emails must be handled for the specific domain. The emails must be delivered locally or the server must look for the external MX records. If one is not certain about the mail routing setting, then use Auto detect option.
Step 4. Once you have filled all the details according to the requirements, click the “Create” button shown above. A new cPanel account has been created.