August 21, 2020
August 21, 2020
WHM (Web Host Manager) is a control dashboard that gives the user the ability to manage multiple cPanel-based sites.
In this article, you’re going to learn why you should use WHM and how it can be useful in websites management.
These are the key points why you should use WHM for managing multiple websites:
Here are some major functions you can do with WHM:
WHM lets you add multiple cPanel accounts and set a default page for each of them.
To do this, go to Account Functions and fill in all information including the domain’s details, DNS settings, and mail routing options. Then, click Create.
What is more, if one of your customers violates the agreement or their account is expired, you can delete or suspend it by going to the List Accounts menu.
All activity on your server can be tracked through WHM. For example, there is the Process Manager that registers all running process in the server.
Secondly, with the Service Manager, the owner can manage services and their background activities.
And last but not least, Current Disk Usage will inform about remaining storage and what it’s used for.
As the WHM account owner, you have the freedom to decide how you will divide the storage. This is useful when you want to provide various hosting packages at different prices.
What’s great is that you’re able to easily upgrade an existing domain without having to move all the files.
It is possible to move files from remote server to your hosting just in case your new customer has created their website in another place.
You might want your server to be unique even though you’re reselling it from the original hosting company.
With WHM, you’re free to have your own logo, documentation links, cPanel style, and company’s public profile.
These settings can be found in the cPanel tab -> Customization.
This feature lets you manage and display products that the customers may purchase through their cPanel, such as multi-year SSL contract or package upgrade.
If you are a reseller, customers will expect that your hosting has everything they need, including SSL. Luckily, you’ll find the feature to install and manage it in the SSL/TLS tab.
Turning cPHulk on will protect all domains from outside attacks by limiting access that forces its way to the cPanel.
The backup settings, alongside the restore features, are located in the Backup tab.
We suggest that you provide several options to make sure your users can install the content management system of their choice. This function can be enabled under Manage cPAddons Site Software.
There’s a ton of features in this section that can add to or edit many things on your server, including spam protection, default login theme, and notification warnings.
cPanel is compatible with plugins like Munin (server monitor), ClamAV (virus protection), and Solr (text indexing) and if you find some of them useful for your customers, you can add them through Manage Plugins menu.
WHM is a powerful tool to manage multiple websites at once. What is more, WHM makes reselling hosting possible.
For this purpose, there is a lot of WHM functionalities that enable you to have full control over multi-sites management.
Hopefully, now you get a better understanding of WHM and how you can use it for websites management.
August 28 2020
This blog was the best having all the relevant information related to WHM. I thoroughly understood it. Thanks a lot, Irfan-the writer for this amazing content piece. Seriously!
Replied on November 06 2020
Glad you found it helpful!
September 22 2020
I'm interested in WHM but don't know if it works on Cloud hosting, VPS or both?
Replied on November 18 2020
Hey there Jason. You will need a VPS for WHM, and you will need to have a WHM license, purchased from cPanel themselves.
November 26 2020
I try creating my WHM account but my password isn't working and it keep on saying Ajax:error please help
Replied on February 09 2021
Hi, Mariam! I'd suggest to start by checking the error log; you can find it here ->
# /usr/local/cpanel/logs/error_log It looks like this is not unheard of for some versions of Safari browser, so I'd suggest checking via a different browser as well :)