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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.40

(Home >> Packages >> Add a Package)

Overview

This feature allows you to create a new package that can be applied to any account hosted by your server.

Create a package

To create a package:

  1. Enter the desired package name into the Package Name text box.
    • Since packages are stored as files, you may use any valid filename.

      Note

      To prevent conflicts with Package Extensions, packages cannot be named extensions.

    • For easier package management, you may wish to create fewer packages and keep their names short.

      Important

      Package names cannot be changed. For this reason, avoid package names that include details you may wish to change later, such as price.

  2. Fill out the required information in the Resources and Settings sections. The Settings section will also allow you to change settings for some third-party packages, if the package provider has configured this ability. For more information on each option, see the tables below.
  3. Click Add.

Resources options

You can make changes to the following options listed under Resources:

 

OptionDescription
Disk quota (MB)

Defines the maximum amount of space on the server’s hard drive that the new account will be allowed to use. This option is defined in Megabytes (MB).

Note

Make sure to consider what kind of content your users intend to host, as this will greatly affect how much disk space they will need.
Monthly bandwidth (MB)

Defines the amount of information that the new account will be allowed to transfer each month. This option is defined in Megabytes (MB).

Note

Make sure to consider what kind of content your users intend to host, as this will greatly affect how much bandwidth they will need.
Max FTP AccountsDefines the maximum number of FTP accounts that are allowed for the new account.
Max Email AccountsDefines the maximum number of email accounts that are allowed for the new account.
Max Email ListsDefines the maximum number of mailing lists that are allowed for the new account. Mailing lists are handled by the Mailman application. For more information about Mailman, read the Mailman documentation.
Max DatabasesDefines the maximum number of both MySQL® and PostgreSQL databases that are allowed for the new account.
Max Sub DomainsDefines the maximum number of subdomains that are allowed for the new account.
Max Parked DomainsDefines the maximum number of parked domains that are allowed for the new account.
Max Addon DomainsDefines the maximum number of addon domains that are allowed for the new account.
Maximum Hourly Email by Domain Relayed

Defines the maximum number of emails that any domain on the account can send per hour. This value defaults to Unlimited.

Note

A value of 0 means Unlimited.
Maximum percentage of failed or deferred messages a domain may send per hourDefines the maximum percentage of failed or deferred messages that a domain on the account can send before your server temporarily blocks outgoing mail from that domain. The system examines outgoing and local mail over the previous hour to determine whether the domain exceeds the limit. When a domain exceeds the limit, it cannot send mail until the domain no longer exceeds the limit. The default value is unlimited.

 

Settings options

You can make changes to the following options listed under Settings:

 

OptionDescription
Dedicated IP

A static, unchanging IP address that will not be shared with other accounts unless the user specifies an account for which the IP should be shared. This is ideal for resellers.

Note

You cannot edit this option later. Instead, you will need to create a new package with the desired change to this setting.
Shell AccessAllows the user to access the server through a command line interface.
FrontPage ExtensionsAllows the user to install FrontPage® extensions to the new account. For more information about FrontPage extensions, visit our FrontPage documentation.
CGI AccessAllows the new account to execute CGI scripts.
Digest Authentication at account creation

Enables Digest Authentication support for Web Desk access over a clear text or unencrypted connection. This support is required for users with Windows Vista®, Windows 7®, and Windows 8® operating systems.

Note

This is only required if your server does not have an SSL certificate signed by a recognized certificate authority.
cPanel ThemeSelect a theme from the menu.
* Choose x3 for accounts that will host websites.
* Choose x3mail for accounts that will only function as mail servers.
Feature List

Select a feature list from the menu.

Remember

Feature lists define which cPanel features will be available to cPanel users. To edit or create a feature list, you will need to use the WHM Feature Manager.
LocaleSelect the account’s language from the menu.

Package Extensions

When package extensions are installed, you will see a Package Extensions section at the bottom of the Add a Package interface. Some extensions may include variables that you can change on this interface. The settings that you can edit from this interface are taken from the extension's default settings.

Note

Some package extensions do not have options that can be edited from the Add a Package interface. To find out more about extension options and how to change them, consult the third-party software's documentation.

If you wish to include a package extension in a package, select the checkbox next to the extension name. Options or settings that you can edit will appear below the extension name. Only the addons that are selected and displayed at the time the form is submitted will be included in the package.

Important

You may not add or remove package extensions from an existing package from the WHM interface. You may either Add a Package or use API calls to Modify Package Extension Data if you wish to use a different set of package extensions.

More information about package extensions is available in the Package Extensions documentation.

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