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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 11.48


The WHM Home interface includes links to all of WHM's sections. You can use WHM's interfaces to manage IP addresses, accounts, and software on your server.

WHM interface sections

Section nameFunction
Server ConfigurationThe Initial Setup Wizard interface, which the server ran when you first accessed WHM, aided you to properly configure your server. You can use the Server Configuration section to update these configuration options.
SupportThis section allows you to determine how your customers contact you for support, and provides cPanel & WHM support for you.
Networking SetupThis section allows you to configure your server for use on the Internet.
Security CenterThis section allows you to improve security on your server. For example, you can fix insecurities in suEXEC or CGI, or manage SSH keys and users.
Server ContactsThis section allows you to choose how to contact the server’s administrator.
ResellersThis section allows you to access a list of your reseller accounts, as well as the Reseller Center interface, in which you can assign new reseller accounts and configure existing reseller accounts.
Service ConfigurationThis section allows you to configure cPanel & WHM's services and service daemons.
LocalesThis section allows you to manage your server's locales.

This section allows you to create backups of your server’s configuration and content, and schedule automatic backups. You can use backups at a later time to restore data on your server.


It is very important to create backup files of all of the information on the server. When you or other users delete files, there is no other method to recover them.

ClustersThis section 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 RebootThis section offers two methods to reboot your server. The method that you should use depends on why you wish to reboot the server.
Server StatusThis section allows you to access several lists to view information about your server. These lists are helpful when you troubleshoot hardware or software issues.
Account InformationThis section allows you to view information about specific accounts, your accounts in general, and provides a number of configuration options.
Account FunctionsThis section allows you to create new WHM or cPanel accounts, and to manage the existing accounts on your server.
Multi Account FunctionsThis section allows you to manage multiple cPanel accounts at one time.
TransfersThis section allows you to copy accounts from one server to another.

This section allows you to manage cPanel themes. A cPanel theme is the skeletal frame on which the interface's visual style, or skin, appears.


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


Packages are limitations on the resources that you allow an account to use. For example, you may specify how much disk space an account can use. The system bundles and saves these limitations so that you can apply them 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 section provides access to basic functions that relate to your server’s Domain Name System (DNS) data.
SQL ServicesThis section allows you to manage SQL databases on your server.
IP FunctionsThis section allows you to manage IP addresses on your server.
SoftwareThis section allows you to manage software that you installed on your server.
EmailThis section allows you to configure and manage how your server handles email.
System HealthThis section allows you to view data about your server's usage, as well as processes that run on the server.
cPanelThis section allows you to manage features that directly relate to your cPanel customers.
SSL/TLSSSL and TLS are cryptographic schemes that allow a visitor’s web browser to communicate securely with a web server. You should use SSL/TLS to protect all of the sensitive data (for example, credit card numbers, or login information) that your server transmits over the Internet. TLS is the most recent version of SSL. This section allows you to perform several functions to help secure your server.
Restart ServicesThis section allows you 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 allows easy access to development resources, which include an interface to manage  Standardized Hooks.
PluginsThis section allows you to configure the plugins on your server.