How to Create a New Account for a New Domain in WHM

By Techwalla Internet Editor

WebHost Manager (WHM) is a tool that allows server administrators to quickly and easily add new hosting accounts on a Web server. Avoid problems when creating a new account for a domain in WHM with this step-by-step guide.

Step 1

Log into WHM. You will need your username and password.

Step 2

Click the Create a New Account link from the Account Functions menu.

Step 3

Enter the domain name into the Domain field, and the username into the UserName field. The UserName field will initially default to a name based on the domain you enter, but you may change it if you wish.

Step 4

Enter a password into the Password field, and the disk quota into the Quota field. The Quota field, measured in MegaBytes, controls how much hard-disk space the new account is allotted.

Step 5

Decide whether to allow CGI access, Shell access and FrontPage extensions, then check the respective boxes accordingly.

Step 6

Decide on limits for the following boxes and enter values for each in the text field for each: Max FTP Accounts, Max Email Accounts, Max Email Lists, Max SQL Databases and Max Sub Domains.

Step 7

Enter the maximum bandwidth for the account (in MegaBytes) into the Bandwidth Limit field.

Step 8

Click "Create."

Tips & Warnings

  • You can skip almost the entire process by selecting a package from the drop-down box at the bottom of the interface. This will fill in most of the fields for you.
  • In Step 6, you may enter the value "unlimited" (without the quotes) in any of the fields if you do not wish to place a limit on one or more of those fields.
  • Don't bother with the IP options unless you know what they're for. Typically you won't need them, and if you do alter them when you don't need them, the account won't work as expected.
  • WHM does not use domains or usernames beginning with numbers. You may use numbers in them, just not at the beginning. Using numbers at the beginning of these will impair how these accounts function.