How to create a new cpanel account

WHM makes our life easier

WHM (Web Host Manager) is a fantastic system that helps us manage our servers. By using WHM we can be more consistent in how we setup websites. You don't need to be a System Administrator to use WHM as most functions have a nice interface that you can use. All our websites are hosted within WHM. You can find our more about WHM at the cpanel website. So whenever you need to create a new website, you would login to WHM first to setup the account.

Cpanel accounts

Cpanel is a name that many clients have heard of and most web developers should have used the system. It's very easy to use so you don't need to be a system administrator to perform tasks. Cpanel is also very powerful and allows us to perform complex tasks with a few clicks of the mouse.

Consistency

Consistency is one of the most important parts of web development. We try to be as consistent as possible so each developer is aware of how things are setup. All our websites have a cpanel account. It doesn't matter how large or small the website is, it will have a cpanel account making tasks easier to perform. This consistency will allow you to focus on building websites instead of figuring out how to get one started.

Creating a cpanel account summary

  1. Use lastpass to login to your WHM server which should have been chosen by the System Administrator for this task. This will exist under website hosting.
  2. Type in create in the filter panel and click on Create a New Account.
  3. Enter in your domain, which should create the Username generally around 8 characters in length, type in your Password and use {{block type="crystalextension/helper" id="52" template="crystalhelper/block-item.phtml"}}{{block type="crystalextension/helper" id="51" template="crystalhelper/block-item.phtml"}} as the Email. Read our how to create passwords page for information about creating passwords.
  4. Choose unlimited as the package.
  5. Choose Make the account a reseller.
  6. Uncheck Enable DKIM on this account and check Use the nameservers specified at the Domain's Registrar. (Ignore locally specified nameservers.).
  7. Click unless the client is using cpanel for emails which we don't usually allow.
  8. Click Create

Creating a cpanel account

  1. Use lastpass to login to your WHM server which should have been chosen by the System Administrator for this task. This will exist under website hosting.
  2. Type in create in the filter panel and click on Create a New Account.cpanel account create
  3. Enter in your domain, which should create the Username generally around 8 characters in length, type in your Password and use {{block type="crystalextension/helper" id="52" template="crystalhelper/block-item.phtml"}}{{block type="crystalextension/helper" id="51" template="crystalhelper/block-item.phtml"}} as the Email. Read our how to create passwords page for information about creating passwords.cpanel account account information
  4. Choose unlimited as the package.cpanel account package
  5. Choose Make the account a reseller.
  6. Uncheck Enable DKIM on this account and check Use the nameservers specified at the Domain's Registrar. (Ignore locally specified nameservers.).cpanel account reseller nameservers
  7. Click unless the client is using cpanel for emails which we don't usually allow.cpanel account mail routing
  8. Click Create