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How to Configure a cPanel Server in WHMCS

WHMCS is your ultimate companion for reselling web hosting.  This guide will help you configure a cPanel server in WHMCS, which is the fourth step you should take after installing WHMCS.

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Let’s begin!

How to Configure a cPanel Server in WHMCS

You can follow the steps in this article or watch out our video tutorial.

Step 1: First, log in to your WHMCS Admin. Once logged in, click the wrench in the top right corner, then click System Settings.

Step 2: When the list of System Settings loads, use the search function at the top of the page to search for ‘servers’.

When the Servers option appears, click it to load the Servers Module.

Step 3: Click the Add New Server button to begin adding a new server.

Step 4: You will be presented with a list of options to link your server to WHMCS.

Since we are adding a cPanel server, be sure cPanel is the option selected next to Module.

Next, enter the IP address or Hostname of the server on which your Reseller account is located, followed by the WHM username and either a Password or API token.

Important Information:

At ChemiCloud, for maximum security, we recommend using the API Token method. If you aren’t familiar with generating a new API Token in WHM, follow our Knowledge Base article on the topic by clicking here.

Click Test Connection once you’ve finished. If the credentials you entered worked, you’ll be taken to the final Add Server page, which looks like this:

Step 5: On this page, you should fill in as much of this information as possible as that information will be used to auto-populate your client accounts when they are purchased and provisioned via WHMCS.

It is very important you set the nameservers fields as they will be needed for your customer’s domains, otherwise, they will not resolve and you’ll have to intervene and help your clients.

If you are using our Reseller Hosting, you have two options for your nameservers.

  1. You can create your own custom nameservers. If you aren’t familiar with creating private nameservers, we have a Knowledge Base article on that which you can read by clicking here.
  2. Use the generic nameservers which were provided by ChemiCloud when your account was created. Please consult your welcome email for these nameservers.

This will allow you to use the Automation Functions in WHMCS to make your life that much easier.

When you’ve finished, click the Save Changes button at the bottom.

And that’s how you add a new cPanel server to WHMCS.

▶️ Please join us in the next tutorial where we will walk you through creating a product in WHMCS which is the fifth step you should take after installing WHMCS.

Updated on March 17, 2022
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