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How to create a Package in WHM Print

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How to create a package in WebHost Manager (WHM)

Create a package

To create a package, perform the following steps:

  1. Enter the desired package name in the Package Name text box.

  2. Enter the required information in the Resources and Settings sections. For more information on each option, see the table below.
  3. Click Add.

Resources options

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

 Disk quota (MB)

 The maximum amount of space on the server’s hard drive that the account can use, measured in Megabytes (MB).

Monthly bandwidth (MB)

The amount of information that the account can transfer each month, measured in Megabytes (MB).

Max FTP Accounts The maximum number of FTP accounts for the account.
Max Email Accounts The maximum number of email accounts for the account.
Max Email Lists The maximum number of Mailman mailing lists for the account.
Max Databases

The maximum number of each available type of SQL database.

For example, if you set this value to 5 and allow MySQL® and PostgreSQL® databases, the account can create up to five MySQL databases and up to five PostgreSQL databases.

Max Sub Domains The maximum number of subdomains for the account.
Max Parked Domains The maximum number of parked domains for the account.
Max Addon Domains The maximum number of addon domains for the account.
Maximum Hourly Email by Domain Relayed

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


A value of 0 represents Unlimited.

Maximum Percentage of Failed or Deferred Messages a Domain May Send Per Hour

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, which are listed under Settings:

Dedicated IP

A static IP address that the account will not share with other accounts unless the user specifies an account with which to share an IP address.


  • You cannot edit this option after package creation. To change this setting, you must create a new package.
  • We recommend this setting for packages that you will apply to reseller accounts.
Shell Access

Allows the user to access the server through a command line interface.

CGI Access Allows the account to execute CGI scripts.
Digest Authentication at account creation

Enables Digest Authentication support for Web Disk access over a clear text or unencrypted connection. Users with Windows Vista®, Windows 7 , and Windows 8® operating systems require this support.


This setting is required if your server does not have an SSL certificate that a recognized certificate authority has signed .

cPanel Theme Select a theme from the menu:
  • Select paper_lantern to use the Paper Lantern theme.
  • Select x3 for accounts that will host websites.
  • Select x3mail for accounts that will only function as mail servers.
Feature List

Select a feature list from the menu.


Feature lists define which cPanel features are available to cPanel users. To edit or create a feature list, use WHM's Feature Manager  interface (Home >> Packages >> Feature Manager).


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