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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 11.46


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

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Section nameFunction
Server ConfigurationThe start-up wizard, which the server ran when you first accessed WHM, should have aided you to properly configure your server. You can use the Server Configuration section of WHM to access any configuration options.
SupportThis area of WHM allows you to determine how your customers will contact you for support, and provides cPanel & WHM support for you.
Networking SetupThis section of the WHM interface can be used to configure your server for use on the Internet.
Security CenterUse these security functions to improve security on your server. You may fix any insecurities with SuEXEC or CGI, as well as manage SSH keys, users, and more.
Server ContactsThis set of features defines how the server’s administrator should be contacted.
ResellersThis set of features allows you to access a list of your reseller accounts as well as the Reseller Center interface, where you are able to assign new reseller accounts and configure existing reseller accounts.
Service ConfigurationThis feature enables you to configure a number of services. Services generally run as daemons in the background of your web server. Daemons often appear as processes for which the names end with d. For example, sshd is the name of the SSH application.
LocalesThis set of features allows you to manage your application's locales.

This set of features allows you to create backups of your server’s configuration and content. You can use backups 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.

ClustersThis area of WHM allows you to configure a number of servers to share DNS information or WHM configuration settings, and to create a trust key relationship between those servers.
System RebootThe WHM interface offers you two methods for rebooting your server. The method that you should employ to reboot your server depends on the events that led up to the reboot.
Server StatusThis 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 InformationThis set of features allows you to view information about specific accounts, your accounts in general, and provides a number of configuration options.
Account FunctionsThis area of the WHM interface allows you to perform several functions that relate to the creation and management of user accounts.
Multi Account FunctionsThis area of WHM allows you to manage multiple accounts at once.
TransfersThis area of WHM lets you copy move accounts from one server to another.

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 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 the creation of new accounts, because it allows you to sell predefined packages to your cPanel account holders or resellers.

DNS FunctionsThis area of WHM provides access to some basic functions that relate to your server’s Domain Name System (DNS) data.
SQL ServicesThis section of WHM lets you manage SQL databases on your server.
IP FunctionsThis area of WHM lets you manage IP addresses associated with your server.
SoftwareThis area of WHM helps you manage software that you installed on your server.
EmailThis section of WHM lets you configure and manage how your server handles email.
System HealthThis section of WHM lets you view data about your server's usage, as well as processes that run on the server.
cPanelThis area covers features that directly relate to your cPanel customers, under the cPanel heading in the WHM interface.
SSL/TLSSSL 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 the most recent version of SSL. This area of WHM allows you to perform several functions to help secure your server.
Restart ServicesUse this feature to restart a service (usually a daemon) on your web server. Daemons are small processes that run in the background of your server.
DevelopmentThis section of WHM allows easy access to development resources, which include an interface to manage standard hooks.
PluginsThis section of WHM allows you to configure any plugins installed on your server.