Getting Started with WHM

Updated: 26 April 2024

Introduction to WHM (Web Host Manager)

Web Host Manager (WHM) is a tool used by web hosting companies or individuals who manage multiple websites. It's like a control panel for managing the hosting accounts on a server. With WHM, you can do things like create and manage hosting accounts, allocate resources (like disk space and bandwidth) to each account, install software, set up security features, and perform backups. It's handy for web hosting providers because it lets them manage all their clients' accounts from one place, making it more efficient and easier to keep everything running smoothly.

Accessing WHM

To start using WHM, you first need to access the WHM interface. This can be done via the URL provided by your hosting provider or by typing in your website's URL followed by /whm. For example, http://yourwebsite.com/whm.

Logging In to WHM

After you've accessed the WHM interface, you'll need to log in.

  1. Enter your username in the Username field.
  2. Enter your password in the Password field.
  3. Click on the Login button.

Remember Credentials

It's important to keep your login credentials safe and secure. If you forget your username or password, contact your hosting provider for assistance.

Once you're logged in, you'll be taken to the WHM homepage. This page has a lot of options, but don't worry - we'll walk you through the most important ones.

  • Server Status: This section provides information on the server's status and services.
  • Account Information: Here you can view details about your accounts.
  • Account Functions: This section allows you to manage your accounts and perform various tasks such as creating, suspending, or terminating accounts.

Creating a New cPanel Account

One of the most common tasks you'll perform in WHM is creating new cPanel accounts. To do so:

  1. Click on Create a New Account under the Account Functions section.
  2. Fill out the form with the necessary details.
  3. Click on the Create button at the bottom of the page.

Setting Limits

When creating a new account, be sure to set the package limits appropriately. This includes disk space, bandwidth, and the number of email accounts.

Double-Check Information

Make sure to double-check all the information before creating a new account. Incorrect information can lead to issues later on.


Getting started with WHM doesn't have to be intimidating. With this guide, you now know how to access WHM, log in, navigate the interface, and create a new cPanel account. Remember, practice makes perfect! The more you use WHM, the more comfortable you'll become with its features and capabilities.