I recently bought one knownhost VPS account and realize there are not much guide available on the internet for basic process here. And I’m sure I’m going to learn here a lot, so I have planned what ever I will learn here I will share with you. This way if in future you also need to migrate to VPS or any reseller webhosting account, this guide will help you. Usually WHM interface will be same in all the hosting. In this guide I will be taking example of knownhost VPS hosting.
If you are planning to get into Webhosting business, most of Webhosting offers WHM or Plesk to resellers. Out of the, WHM is very popular and with few clicks, you ca create cPanel account for new customers. You can do various things like putting bandwidth limit, storage limit and many other configuration options. Though, in this tutorial, I will be covering basics steps which will help you to get started. I also recommend you to read the official guide guide on WHM here.
Step by step guide to create a Cpanel account via WHM
So, I assume you have purchased your VPS with WHM or reseller account and your Webhosting company have provided you with login. So, here we go:
Login to your WHM account and click on account functions > Create New account
After Clicking on Create new account under account function option of Cpanel, Enter the details of new domain in Domain information. Same username and password will be used to access your cpanel here.
Next option is Package. Here you can limit the quota for that account. You can create a new list or if you have created a list earlier, you can easily manage from here. In this case I will create a new package. Follow the screenshot which will explain everything.
I’m creating a new package name chromoz here and after this I will be assigning the quota here for the newly created package chromoz.
You can specify no. of addon domains here. By no. of addon domains means, how many domain this cpanel account can host. So if you are configuring cpanel for a client, you can keep it as per your discussion. You can make changes as per your need. Next step is relatively easy. You can assign skin, language, IP and Reseller setting, name server setting.
To be honest , while moving to VPS I was worried, for an instance it seems as a rocket science to me, but thanks to Knownhost customer support which made everything easier for me. I’m sure this guide will help those users in future who plan to move to VPS. Till now I’m enjoying working on WHM and it give you top-level control, especially when you have root access to your server.
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