If you have a hosting or reseller account you will have access to Web Host Manager (WHM). In this post I will review how to create a new account to match up with your domain. After the account is created we can get WordPress installed and associated with the domain.
After you are setup with your hosting company they will give your credentials to log into your WHM account. Web Host Manager, or WHM, is a powerful program that allows administrative access to the back end of cPanel. WHM gives you a lot more control and flexibility when managing either a few very popular and resource intensive sites, or large number of sites.
Web Host Manager Options
You have the option of creating different accounts for your own use and also gives you the ability to sell hosting services to other people. WHM also gives you the option to create and manage multiple cPanels. One of the hosting companies I use use is HostGator Reseller Account. By using a link from my success tools page I can get you a discount, so feel free to utilize it.
Steps To Create A New Account
After you open the WHM, on the left you want to look for “Account Information” and under that find “List Accounts.” Please refer to the video above and it will illustrate an example of the account setup. Within WHM you have the ability to associate individual domains with each account. Each account has its own associated cPanel.
TIP … copy and paste your credentials and nameservers required in a notepad document. I trust your memory but this will save you a great deal of time in the future.
To create a new account look for “Account Functions” then under that you will click on “Create a New Account.” At this point a new screen will pop up and you will be prompted to fill in the blanks.
- Domain – simple put in your domain
- Username – a username will populate. You can keep this the same or create your own. I recommend to keep it the same as this will force you to standardize naming conventions when you create additional accounts. Write down.
- Password – create a password and re-type it. I recommend it be at least 8 characters long with lower and uppercase letters, numbers and a special character. Write down.
- Email – simply put in your email address.
- Select A Package – just pick one of the packages if you are just starting out. As you understand more you can customize and create a manual account.
- Nameservers – you are going to want to take note of the nameservers. Write down.
- Create – last step and this will setup the account.
Your new account will now appear when you click the “List Accounts” tab. Again this is visualized in the video. At this point you are ready to open up the cPanel and load WordPress. Simple click on the “CP.” This will open the cPanel for your newly created account.
Load WordPress Via CPanel With QuickInstall
Once you are in cPanel there will be a whole array of options and some cPanels vary a bit but you are going to want to look for “Software and Services” … “QuickInstall.” Again, some cPanel’s vary in the way they look but just click around and you should see a quick install for WordPress. As you are going through this process will receive an email with your cPanel credentials. Please be sure to save this email because you will need to be able to access ftp and numerous other functions. I will go over the ftp access in a different video.
You will also receive an email with your login credentials for the backend of your WordPress site.