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

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 in-depth explanation of WHM 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 cPanel hosting packages and accounts

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


Easily 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 remote transfer of cPanel accounts.


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

Server security

WHM has many security tools with tight integration with cPanel accounts. You can easily whitelist or blacklist 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 harden cPanel account security.

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