What is WHM (Web Host Manager)?

A Web Host Manager (WHM) is a server administration platform that enables you to control multiple sites on your server through a browser-based graphical interface.

With the WHM, you can access and manage multiple cPanel accounts from one dashboard.  This makes it easy for you to run your own server without comprehensive knowledge of OS commands.

When you’re managing multiple projects on the same server, WHM gives you a lot more power and versatility. You can use it to configure and control your server, while website owners develop their personal projects with the help of their cPanel accounts.

How Does a Web Host Manager Work?

WHM’s job is to simplify the complex task of running an entire web hosting server. Here are some of the things you can do with it.

Keep an Eye on the Server

You can track all server activities through the Web Host Manager. The Process Manager, for one, records all running processes on the server, and the Service Manager helps you manage background activities and other services. 

Along with these, you also get to view, monitor, and diagnose other server stats that impact your services and how resources are used. 

Add, Suspend, or Terminate cPanel accounts

WHM lets you create and manage cPanel accounts for all the projects hosted on the server. Every single website can be hosted under a separate account, helping you keep a close eye on the development of the individual projects.

This setup also helps resellers. They can rent out cPanel accounts to their customers, and there are plenty of options for isolating individual customers while keeping a close eye on the business’ development.

Restore or Backup Files

You can set up automatic backups for a single account or all of your server’s performances. The data can be uploaded to a remote storage location, such as Google Drive, WebDAV, or another similar service.

Migrate New Clients

WHM enables you to move client accounts from remote servers quickly. Migrations are straightforward in general, but if you need any assistance, you can always ask our technical support team for more information.

Customize Service to Fit Brand

It is possible to customize the services you offer to fit your brand. Your server can have exclusive themes and customization, even if you are reselling it from ScalaHosting. 

You can set your brand logo, cPanel design, and company profile using a web host manager.

Security Management

WHM is also central to ensuring your server is properly protected.

You can secure your cPanel accounts and your server at various levels by:

  • Installing SSL certificates on several clients’ websites across your server network. 
  • Blacklisting or whitelisting specific IP addresses, as well as countries and whole regions.
  • Offering clients multi-factor authentication features.
  • Encrypting outbound messages.

In addition to these, WHM allows you to tweak certain functions like adding spam protection features for clients, default login themes, and even notification warnings.

How to Access Web Host Manager?

To access WHM directly, type in the following URLs in your web browser – https://www.yourdomain.com:2087 or https://www.yourdomain.com/whm/ – where the yourdomain.com is your actual domain name.

Use https://whm.yourdomain.com in situations where you’re behind a firewall that blocks port 2087.

Fill in the correct login credentials to get access to the Web Host Manager.

When you’re done, it might not be a bad idea to log out, especially if you’re using a shared computer.

Wrap Up

There’s a lot you can do via the Web Host Manager.

 In addition to what we listed above, here are other things you can do :

  • Access DNS zones of all domains.
  • Set up private name servers.
  • Reset or create email addresses and passwords for multiple cPanel accounts and a lot more.

The broad range of features, and the easy-to-get-used-to interface make WHM the preferred choice for many server owners and hosting resellers.

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Working in the web hosting industry for over 13 years, Rado has inevitably got some insight into the industry. A digital marketer by education, Rado is always putting himself in the client's shoes, trying to see what's best for THEM first. A man of the fine detail, you can often find him spending 10+ minutes wondering over a missing comma or slightly skewed design.