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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


This documentation describes the WHM interface and how you can use it to manage your server.

WHM Home interface

The WHM Home interface contains most of the features that server owners use regularly.

Additional WHM interfaces

These documents describe additional WHM interfaces.

  • Initial Setup Wizard  — This document describes the steps in the Initial Setup wizard, which runs the first time you access WHM.
  • WHM News — The News link at the top of the WHM screen provides up-to-date information about your server.
  • Change Log  — This document provides information about the Change Log link provided at the top of the WHM interface. This feature tracks and lists changes in our software.

Files, directories, and processes

  • Third-Party Software — This document provides a list of third-party software that cPanel & WHM includes and manages.
  • WHM Scripts — This document provides a brief lists of scripts that are available to you in the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts directory when cPanel and WHM is installed.
  • How to Set Email Send Limits — WHM allows you to specify the maximum number of emails that a particular domain can send per hour.
  • /scripts/pkgacct — Package a cPanel account — You can use the  pkgacct  script to create a  cpmove  archive for a specified account.
  • /scripts/restorepkg — Restore a cPanel account — You can use the  restorepkg  script to restore a backup archive for a specified account.
  • Backup Tarball Contents — This document provides information about the structure and contents of the backup tarball file.  
  • The failurls File — The failurls file, located at /var/cpanel/failurls, is a list of locations where resellers can redirect users who fail to authenticate with cPanel through custom login forms.
  • The Task Queue System in cPanel & WHM — This document details cPanel & WHM's task queue system.
  • The cpanelsync.exclude File — This document details how to add files to the /etc/cpanelsync.exclude file.
  • The rpm.versions System — This documentation explains the rpm.versions system in cPanel & WHM.
  • The cPanel & WHM Update Configuration File — /etc/cpupdate.conf — Each line of the  /etc/cpupdate.conf file specifies how cPanel & WHM updates a certain aspect of the system.
  • The splitlogs Binary — The /usr/local/cpanel/bin/splitlogs utility allows you to fine-tune your resource and performance trade-offs when creating Apache logs.
  • The cpipv6 Script — You can use the /etc/init.d/cpipv6 script to disable, enable, or list IPv6 addresses. This script functions similarly to the /etc/init.d/ipaliasesservice, which disables, enables, and lists IPv4 addresses.
  • The swapip Utility — The swapip utility allows you to specify parameters from the command line in order to update nameserver records. 

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