How to setup your WHM

Accessing WHM

To access the WHM interface:

  1. Typehttps://IP:2087 in your preferred web browser.
    • IP is meant to stand for the IP Address of your web server.
  2. Useroot as the login name in theUsername field.
  3. Enter the password into thePassword field.
  4. ClickLogin.

Initial Setup

When you log into WHM for the first time, you will see anInitial Setup screen. This feature will help you configure your server in 6 steps.

Step 1: Agreement

Please read the license agreement and clickI Agree/Go To Step 2.

  • Note: To view more information about this version of WHM, clickView Release Notes.

Step 2: Setup Networking

This area allows you to define contact information. Required fields are marked with a red asterisk (redasterisk.jpg).

Under theContact Information heading:

  1. In theServer Contact Email Address field, enter the email address at which you wish to be contacted if your server has a problem.
  2. If you would like to be contacted via text messages, enter a phone number into theServer Contact SMS Address field.
  3. If you would like to be contacted via AIM, click theServer Contact AIM Name checkbox.
    • Enter the contact AIM name into theServer Contact AIM Name field.
      • If you do not yet have an AIM contact name, click theGet a new AIM name link to create a new AIM account.
    • Enter the AIM name your server will use into theAIM Name to Send Alerts From field.
    • Enter the password for the server's AIM name into thePassword for that AIM account field.
  4. If you would like to be contacted via ICQ, click theServer Contact ICQ Number checkbox.
    • In theServer Contact ICQ Number field, enter the ICQ number at which you wish to be contacted.
      • If you do not yet have an ICQ contact number, clickGet a new ICQ number to create a new ICQ account.
    • In theICQ Number to Send Alerts From field, enter the ICQ number your server will use to contact you.
    • In thePassword for that ICQ account field, enter the password for your server's ICQ account.

Under theHostname heading:

  • Enter your server's hostname into theThis Server's Hostname field.

Remember: The hostname, in this case, must be a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). FQDNs are domain names that specify the exact location from the top level user domain to the root domain, when read from right to left. This hostname will require you to use 3 dots (.), for

About resolvers

Resolvers initiate DNS queries, in effect, allowing your server to find and convert human-readable domain names to machine-readable IP addresses. You will need to configure these resolvers in order for your server to work correctly. Resolver IP Address can be obtained through your Internet service provider (ISP).

Under theResolvers heading:

  1. Enter a primary resolver IP Address into thePrimary Resolver field.
  2. Enter a secondary resolver IP Address into theSecondary Resolver field.
    Note: The primary and secondary resolvers are required fields.
  3. If you have a third resolver IP Address, enter it into theThird Resolver field.
    • Adding an additional resolver, though not required, is a good idea for helping ensure your server's uptime if anything should happen to either of your other resolvers.

Under theMain Network/Ethernet Device heading:

  1. In theSelect the main network/Ethernet device menu, select the device you would like to use for your connection .
  2. ClickSave & Go to Step 3.
  • You may go back to Step 1 by clicking theGo Back button.

Step 3: Setup IP Addresses

This area allows you to add IP addresses to your server.

Remember: You will need at least 1 IP Address to function as the primary IP Address of your server. Without this IP Address, visitors will not be able to access your server through the Internet.

If you wish to skip this step, clickSkip This Step and Use Default Settings.

To add IP addresses:

  1. Enter the new IP Address(es) into theIP Address(es) to add field.
    • You may use CIDR notation to add multiple IP addresses simultaneously. You may refer to theQuick CIDR Reference Table on the right for more information.
    • Remember: When using CIDR notation, enter the appropriate subnet mask for the range of IP addresses you wish to add.
  2. ClickAdd Ip(s).
    • If you have already added IP addresses to your server, you can remove any IP addresses not in use by clickingRemove in theCurrent IP Addressestable.
  3. ClickGo to Step 4.
  • You may go back to Step 2 by clicking theGo Back button.

Note: If you intend to use only 1 IP Address on this server, click the