Note: Once the server is fully configured you’ll be able login using the server’s hostname, such as https://server.example.com:2087/ instead of the IP address.
3. Allow your browser to connect using the server’s default SSL certificate.
Warning: You should not do this while connecting to any server you don’t control. An attacker may try to spoof a server’s identity to collect sensitive details that you have provided over the connection.
3a. For Chrome browsers, click "ADVANCED"
3b. For Firefox browsers, click "ADVANCED"
And then click "Proceed to <Server's IP> (unsafe)"
Click "Add Exception"
And then click "Confirm Security Exception"
4. You should now reach the WHM login page. Fill in the root login details and click “Log in.” The username will be: 'root'
You should now see one of the following screens:
Initial Setup Wizard
When accessing a new server, the first WHM login will take you to the Initial Setup Wizard. Most options can be left as default. Full documentation of the various options can be found at https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/ALD/Initial+Setup+Wizard
Step 1: Agreement
To proceed, read and then accept the license agreement by clicking “I Agree/Go to Step 2”.
Leave the default FTP service selected (Pure-FTPD) unless you have a prefered preferred FTP service.
Configure cPHulk Brute Force Protection:
Install Common set of Perl Modules:
Select this checkbox check box if you need support for Perl. This option will cause an additional load while the modules are being installed, and can take a significant amount of time to complete. Most users shouldn’t select this unless they actually know they will need the Perl modules.
Quotas are used to track the amount of disk space each cPanel account uses , and will allow you to place limitations on the amount of space each account is allowed to use.
This is ideal if you plan to host multiple sites under different cPanel accounts, but also causes some overhead and will slow - down the boot process for servers with a large amount of disk usage. If the server will only be hosting a few sites , or will have a limited number of accounts, you might want to consider disabling quotas.
This page displays a selection of advanced options that cPanel believes may be useful. We won’t cover any of them in this article, but review them if you’d like. If you click “Exit to WHM” the showcase will be displayed again the next time you login to log into WHM.
There are many options available in WHM. Each is organized under various categories and menus.
If you have any problems or questions about this process, please contact our support team by opening a chat or creating a ticket .