Welcome to Linux-based VPS with WHM/cPanel!

WebHost Manager (WHM) automates server tasks for server administrators, while cPanel provides an interface for site owners to manage their websites. WHM/cPanel is included with Linux-based WebPro VPS subscriptions and it can be chosen as an option on Custom VPS plans.

This Getting Started Guide is intended as a guide for resellers of Linux-based VPS with WHM/cPanel. We recommend that new users begin by following all instructions in the links found in this guide to make sure their account is set up properly, and then use it as a reference as required. If you need more information about your VPS or WHM/cPanel, please see our knowledgebase at https://ingrammicro-assist.freshdesk.com/en/support/solutions.

The items covered in this guide include:


Logging in to WHM

The first thing you need to understand is how to access your WHM panel. Please follow the link below to see step-by-step instructions for logging into WHM through the Customer Control Panel and directly through the secure port.

Logging in to WHM


Initial WHM Setup

You should ensure that your initial WHM setup is completed when you first log in. Follow the steps in the article below to complete the basic setup steps.

Basic WHM Setup

Creating Custom Nameservers

The instructions in the article below explain how to brand your nameservers to ensure your white label solution is present on the domain management level. It also demonstrates how to manage nameserver records and nameserver services on the server using the WHM control panel.

Creating Custom Nameservers in WHM

Creating a New cPanel Account

A cPanel account can be used to set up FTP accounts, email accounts, and databases. These functions are essential for web hosting. Follow the link below to see step-by-step instructions for creating a new cPanel account.

Creating a New cPanel Account

FTP Accounts in cPanel

cPanel comes complete with an FTP server that is pre-configured and easy to use. If you are the website owner, your FTP access should already be configured. You can login via FTP using your cPanel account username and password. You can also set up FTP accounts for other users. First, you need to create a cPanel user account. Then, the user will be able to log in to your website using an FTP client.

The link below contains step-by-step instructions for creating and managing FTP access.

Managing FTP Accounts in cPanel

Managing Email With cPanel

It is possible to add and manage email accounts associated with your domain from within cPanel. There are five basic steps to managing email in cPanel: creating mailboxes, changing mailbox passwords, changing email quotas, accessing mailboxes and deleting email addresses. Step-by-step instructions can be found by following the link below.

Managing Email with cPanel

Managing MySQL Databases with cPanel

Databases offer a method for managing large amounts of information easily over the web. They are necessary to run many web-based applications such as bulletin boards, content management systems, and online retail shops. The link below contains step-by-step instructions for the most important aspects of creating and managing MySQL databases in cPanel.

Creating and Managing MySQL Databases in cPanel