Creating an account, in WHM, is how you setup your domain on the server and get granted access to cPanel. For this process, you will need a little bit of information about the domain and about what the domain will need. Walk through below on setting up your first cpanel account.
- To create a new cPanel account, Login to your WHM with root as the user, and the root password you used to set up the server.
- In the find box type “create” and click the link “Create a new account” that comes up below.
- Here you will setup the domain, the user and the password and an e-mail address to send notifications to.
- As you move down you get to choose a package. You can manually set these options for each account or you can make the actual packages and apply them to multiple accounts with the drop down menu. The packages define quotas, such as disk space or how many e-mail accounts can be made, for the account.
- Next, you will need to choose a theme. The theme sets different levels of control. You can set the account to be fully accessible or you can set it up so the cPanel only allows you to control the e-mail. These can be changed later if need by going to the “Modify Account” link on the left.
- The reseller option allows the account to create is own cPanel accounts and control them. This can be used any way you like but if your not selling hosting its usually not very useful.
- Next is the DNS settings. If you plan on making your own nameservers on this server you can skip over this section. If you are using external nameservers you will need to check the first box to get the name servers from the registrar.
- Last but not least is the mail routing section. This decides how your mail will be handled. The most 2 common choices are local and remote. If you plan on using this server to handle the mail for this domain it will need to be set to local. If you plan on using external mail servers this will need to be set to remote. There is an automatically configure option as well. This will not work if you are using external nameservers. This function reads the zone file that is created by default on the server.