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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.40

This is the main area of the WHM interface, which lets you manage, among other things, IP addresses, accounts, and software on your server.

  • Server Configuration — The start-up wizard, run when you first accessed WHM, should have aided you in properly configuring your server. However, you are able to change any of the configuration options by accessing the Server Configuration icon located on the home screen.
  • Support — This area of WHM allows you to determine how your customers will contact you for support, and provides cPanel and WHM support for you.
  • Networking Setup — This section of the WHM interface can be used to configure your server for use on the Internet.
  • Security Center — Using the security functions, you are able to better secure your server. You may fix any insecurities with SuEXEC or CGI, as well as manage SSH keys, users, and more.
  • Server Contacts — This set of features defines how you, the server’s administrator, should be contacted.
  • Locales — This set of features offers several options for managing your application's locales. Locales is cPanel and WHM's new language system.
  • Backup — This set of features allows you to create backups of your server’s configuration and content. These backups can be used at a later time to restore data on your server. You are also able to use this feature set to schedule automatic backups.


    It is very important to create backup files of all the information on the server. When files are deleted, there is no way to recover them.

  • Server Status — This set of features allows you to access several lists to view information regarding your server. This can be helpful when troubleshooting both hardware and software issues.
  • Account Functions — This area of the WHM interface allows you to perform several functions relating to creating and managing user accounts.
  • FrontPage — These functions allow you install Microsoft® FrontPage extensions. FrontPage extensions allow a user to publish his website directly from his computer via the FrontPage website editing application.
  • Transfers — This area of WHM lets you copy move accounts from one server to another.
  • Themes — A theme in WHM and cPanel is, ultimately, the skeletal frame on which the style, or “skin”, is placed. This area of WHM allows you to manage cPanel themes.


    We do not currently support custom theme or localization efforts for WHM.

  • Packages — Packages are limitations on resources an account is allowed to use. For example, you may specify how much disk space an account is allotted. These limitations are bundled and saved so that they can be applied to accounts later. This streamlines setting up new accounts, since you can sell predefined packages to your cPanel account holders or resellers.
  • DNS Functions — This area of WHM provides access to some basic functions relating to your server’s Domain Name System (DNS) data.
  • SQL Services — This section of WHM lets you manage SQL databases on your server.
  • IP Functions — This area of WHM lets you manage IP addresses associated with your server.
  • Software — This area of WHM helps you to manage software installed on your server.
  • Email — This section of WHM lets you configure and manage the ways in which your server handles email.
  • cPanel — This area covers features that directly relate to your cPanel customers, under the cPanel heading in the WHM interface.
  • SSL/TLS — SSL and TLS are cryptographic schemes that allow a visitor’s web browser to communicate securely with a web server. All sensitive data (credit card numbers, login information, etc.) that is transmitted over the Internet should be protected by SSL/TLS. TLS is simply the more recent version of SSL. This area of WHM allows you to perform several functions to help secure your server.
  • Restart Services — Using this feature, you can restart a service (usually a daemon) on your web server. Daemons are small processes that run in the background of your server.
  • Development — This section of WHM allows easy access to development resources, including an interface to manage standard hooks.