There are no additional fees to pay for cPanel Licences – that is all included in the price.
As a reseller there are two interfaces of cPanel that you will need to familiarise yourself with. They are:
- Web Host Manager (WHM)
What Is The Difference Between WHM And Cpanel?
The Reseller offering from cPanel is hierarchical. As a Reseller you need the ability to create accounts for your clients. You do this in WHM (Web Host Manager).
WHM is the top level of administration. This is the main difference between cPanel and WHM.
Then your clients need to be able to login to cPanel so that they can manage all aspects of their hosting such as creating and managing email accounts, setting up databases, automating tasks, etc..
So think of WHM as being the main area where you create packages and setup your clients’ hosting accounts. Only you have access to WHM.
Then there is the main cPanel interface which is created for each client that you have. This is where they manage their hosting. Both you and your client can access their cPanel account.What Are The Main Features Of WHM?
When your Reseller account is setup you will be sent a welcome email. This contains the login details for your WHM account.
Once logged in, a list of the main features available to Resellers are shown below. You can also see a full set up WHM Reseller videos which explain each of these in detail.
Setup a remote access key
A Remote Access Key allows WHM to interact with external software such as a billing tool
Check server status & information
The Server Status feature allows the Reseller to check the list of services running on the server via a dashboard so that corrective action can be taken if required
Manage hosting packages
Save time by creating hosting packages which specify key resources such as disk space, bandwidth and email accounts
Create a new web hosting account in cPanel
Quickly create new accounts for your clients
Modify the suspended page
From time to time you may need to suspend clients. This could be for non payment or for abuse related issues such as spamming. Creating a custom suspended page can give them instructions so that they can contact you quickly to resolve any issues
Change a hosting account password
Ability to change your client’s cpanel login details
Setup Skeleton directory
A Skeleton Directory is useful for new clients whose domain names have not yet propagated. A Skeleton Directory is a link you can provide so that they can access their cPanel via a non domain based link. Without this clients would need to wait 12 to 24 hours to access their cPanel
Suspend or unsuspend a hosting account
Resellers have the ability to suspend or unsuspend hosting accounts for whatever reason
Terminate a hosting account
Resellers can terminate accounts permanently
Upgrade or downgrade a web hosting account
Resellers can upgrade or downgrade their clients accounts quickly and easily
Save time by upgrading, downgrading or terminating multiple accounts at the same time
Lets Resellers assign a custom set of features (e.g. change MX records, use addon domains, etc.) to a specific package to save time when creating new accounts. Ideal for differentiating your hosting plans with value added features
Manage DNS zones
Advanced feature to provide extra DNS control
Manage MX entries
Allows Reseller to set MX entries for clients who want to host their email on another server
Park a domain name
Domain parking is a useful feature to redirect other domain names to the client’s primary domain name
Troubleshoot email issues by testing any email address by tracing its route from the server
Customize the look and feel of the cPanel interface that your clients see
Add News that will appear in the Client’s cPanel interface when they login
Generate and install an SSL certificate
Easily create and install SSL certificates for your clients
Change WHM password
Basic password security feature
Enable or disable demo mode
Provide a demo version of cPanel for prospective clients to see
Limit bandwidth usage
Set bandwidth limits for your clients
Modify a hosting account
Easily update an account and change their settings as required
Modify a hosting account quota