WebHost Manager (WHM) is a powerful web-based control panel that allows you to manage and oversee multiple cPanel accounts from a single interface. This guide will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of WHM, including how to log in, navigate the interface, and utilize its various features.

What is WHM?

WHM is a tool that allows you to create and manage multiple cPanel accounts for your clients, customers, or website users. It gives you complete control over the hosting environment, allowing you to set up email accounts, manage domains, install software, and configure various server settings. WHM is an excellent tool for those who want to resell hosting services and maintain full control over the hosting environment.

Logging in to and Accessing WHM

Logging in with a Username / Password

To log in to WHM, open your web browser and enter the URL provided in your welcome email. The URL may look something like this: or Replace "" with your domain name.

You'll see a login page where you need to enter your username and password. If you're logging in for the first time, your web host should have provided you with the login credentials. If you don't have them, contact your web host's support team to get them.

Once you've entered your login credentials, click the "Login" button to access the WHM dashboard. The links to the control panel work in two ways. The first way is by using the hostname and the port number, like "". This method allows you to access WHM directly through the server's IP address or domain name followed by the port number.

The second way is by using the path, like "". This method allows you to access WHM through a subdirectory on your website.

Logging in via our Client Area

You can also log in without using the username and password for your WHM, by logging in via our client area. To do this, you can log in to our client area at, navigate to ‘Services -> My Services’, selecting the reseller account. From here, you can click ‘Login to WHM’, which will also securely log you into your WebHost Manager.

WHM Overview

The WHM interface is a web-based control panel that allows you to manage multiple cPanel accounts from a single location. The interface is designed to be easy to use, even for those who are not familiar with server administration.

The WHM interface is divided into several sections, each with its own set of tools and features. These sections include "Account Functions," "Server Configuration," "Security Center," "Email," "DNS," "SSL/TLS," and "Software." Each section contains a variety of tools that allow you to perform different functions, such as creating and managing hosting accounts, setting up email accounts, installing software, managing files, configuring server settings, and more.

The WHM interface also provides quick access to important information, such as server status, resource usage, and server logs. It also allows you to perform system updates, backups, and restores, as well as monitor and manage the security of your hosting environment.

Basic WHM Terminologies


In WHM, "Packages" are a feature that allows you to set predefined limits on resources for hosting accounts. When you create a new cPanel account, you can assign it a specific package, which will determine the resources that the account will be able to access.

A package can include various limits, such as disk space, bandwidth, email accounts, databases, and more. For example, you might create a package that allows an account to use up to 10 GB of disk space, 100 GB of bandwidth, and up to 5 email accounts.

By using packages, you can save time and ensure that all accounts have a consistent set of features and resources. Rather than setting the limits for each individual account, you can create packages and apply them to accounts as needed. This also makes it easier to manage multiple accounts at once, as you can update the limits for all accounts assigned to a package with just a few clicks.

Feature Lists

In WHM, "Feature Lists" are a set of predefined features and permissions that you can assign to cPanel accounts. These feature lists determine which features and settings the account will be able to access and use.

For example, you might create a feature list that includes access to email accounts, databases, and file managers but restricts the account's ability to use SSH or install software. You can then assign this feature list to specific cPanel accounts, ensuring that they only have access to the features and settings that you've approved.

Using feature lists can help you ensure that your clients have access to the tools they need to manage their websites or applications, while also maintaining control over the hosting environment. Feature lists also help you save time, as you can create a set of features and settings once and then apply them to multiple accounts as needed.

cPanel Accounts (or just ‘Accounts’)

A cPanel account is a web hosting account that is managed through the cPanel control panel. cPanel is a popular web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface to manage various aspects of a website or application.

When you sign up for a web hosting plan, you are typically provided with a cPanel account that allows you to manage your website or application files, email accounts, databases, and other features. You can access your cPanel account by logging in to the cPanel control panel using your username and password.


WHM is a comprehensive tool that enables you to manage and oversee all aspects of your hosting environment from a single, easy-to-use location. Whether you're a web hosting reseller, a web developer, or a system administrator, the WHM interface makes it easy to manage multiple cPanel accounts efficiently and effectively.

For the full documentation on WHM, please see the link here. Please note, however, that you are using WHM as a ‘reseller’, which has restricted access to some of the features and functionality mentioned in the official documentation. Some tools and features are available to ‘root’, or administrative users only and won’t appear in your own instance of WHM.

This guide is designed to be a comprehensive resource for new users to WHM. However, if you have any further questions or need additional assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to our support team.