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What is Web Host Manager (WHM) & what can you do with it

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If you are a website owner or reseller you may have heard of WHM but may not be familiar with its features and how to use it effectively. This post provides an in-depth explanation of WHM’s primary functions and features.

What is WHM?

The WebHost Manager (WHM) interface has been specially built for hosting providers and resellers to get the most out of their Linux-based machines so they can offer the best service to their customers. The WHM interface is shown below.


WHM Features

Management of Hosting Accounts

WHM is used to create custom hosting packages easily and accounts for cPanel users. The packages feature allows you to choose your services for each cPanel user account. You can create pricing tiers and suspend or terminate user accounts. WHM allows you to offer unique reseller hosting to scale your hosting business.

Migrate New Customer Accounts

Quickly transfer cPanel accounts from remote servers with no hassle. You will need to enter only the remote server IP address and ssh login details. It is advised not to select experimental features during the remote transfer of cPanel accounts.

Server Stats

WHM has advanced server monitoring tools. View how your account resources are consumed and get actionable insights into critical issues affecting your network.

Server Security

WHM has many security tools with tight integration with cPanel accounts. You can easily allow or block IP, regions, or countries. Deployment of SSL certificates on all domains is automated with cPanel and Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates. With Exim, you can encrypt all outgoing email messages. A new feature of WHM security is multi-factor authentication which hardens cPanel account security.

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