This feature allows you to configure basic options for cPanel & WHM (for example, contact information or nameservers).
- WHM requires that you set items that begin with an asterisk (
- Select the Contact Information or Basic Config tabs to view only those sections of options. The All tab displays all available options.
This section allows you to configure the following options:
|Enter one or more email addresses to contact in case a problem arises with this server|
Enter an email address to serve as your contact address if problems occur. The system also uses this address to create the
If you do not enter an email address, cPanel & WHM sends the following notifications to the
We recommend that you enter an email account that does not exist on the server.
|Enter one or more cellular phone or pager email addresses to message via email in case a problem arises with this server||Enter a cell phone or pager email address that can receive notifications if problems occur.|
|The AIM username that this server should use for login to AIM when sending alerts.||Enter the username that the server can use to log in to its AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) account to send you messages if problems occur.|
|The AIM username password for sending alerts.||Enter the password for your server’s AIM account. This password is case sensitive.|
|AIM names (comma delimited) to notify in case a problem arises with this server.||Enter a comma-separated list of the AIM account names at which you wish to receive notifications if problems occur.|
|An API Token for the PushBullet API.|
Enter a comma-separated list of Access Tokens for the Pushbullet™ accounts that you wish to receive notifications if problems occur.
|A comma-separated list of http:// or https:// urls where the system sends POST notifications as form data with the keys "hostname", "subject", and "body".|
Enter the URL for a form handler or ticket system that you wish to send the alert information. The system automatically sends the parameter's hostname, subject, and body with the relevant data from the alert.
|The ICQ ID that this server should use for login to ICQ when sending alerts.||Enter an ICQ number that your server can use to send notifications if problems occur.|
|The ICQ ID password for sending alerts.||Enter the password for your server's ICQ number.|
|Enter one or more ICQ user identification numbers (comma delimited) you can be reached at in case a problem arises with this server.||Enter a comma-separated list of the ICQ numbers at which you wish to receive notifications if problems occur.|
This section allows you to configure the following options:
|The IPv4 address (only one address) to use to set up shared IPv4 virtual hosts.|
Enter a single IPv4 address to function as the server's shared IPv4 address. All of the accounts on your server that do not require a dedicated IPv4 address may use this IP address.
If you change this IP address, the change will not affect accounts that use the previous value. To change the IP address for these accounts, use WHM's Change Site's IP Address interface (WHM >> Home >> Account Functions >> Change Site's IP Address).
|The IPv6 address (only one address) to use to set up shared IPv6 virtual hosts.|
Enter a single IPv6 address to function as the server's shared IPv6 address. All of the accounts on your server that do not require a dedicated IPv6 address may use this IP address.
An IPv6 address range cannot contain a server's shared IP address. The system will not allow you to set a shared IP address that exists within any configured IPv6 address range.
|The ethernet device onto which new IP addresses are added.||Select an Ethernet device on which to add new IP addresses for your server, or enter one in the Other text box.|
|Enter the location where you wish for new users' home directories to be created.|
Select a location in your server's file system to contain all of your cPanel users' home directories, or enter one in the text box.
We recommend that you use
|Additional home directories matching the following value will also be used for new home directory creations.|
Select an additional directory that you wish to use to store your cPanel users' home directories or enter one in the text box. If you use more than one directory to store cPanel accounts, the directory with the most free space automatically stores new accounts.
This option only accepts one value.
|Select a default theme for the cPanel interface.|
Select the default theme for the cPanel interface. The menu displays all of the cPanel themes that your server offers.
|Select the Webmail default theme.|
Select the default theme for the Webmail interface from this menu. This menu displays all of the Webmail themes that your server offers.
|Automatically create a cgi-bin script alias||Select whether the Apache web server software automatically aliases scripts in the ||Yes|
|This value defines the caching time for host name lookups for domains hosted on this server|
Select a Time To Live (TTL) in seconds for DNS records, or enter one in the text box.
|This value is similar to the Domain Time To Live setting, but is specifically the value used for newly created zone file's authoritative nameserver entries||Select a TTL in seconds for a newly created zone file's authoritative nameserver entries or enter one in the text box.|
|Enter the style in which you wish to receive your Apache logs|
Select the style in which you wish to view Apache log files. You may select either of the following options:
This section of the interface allows you to specify nameservers for your server. Enter the nameservers that you wish to use as your primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary nameservers in the appropriate text boxes.
To add an A entry or an AAAA entry for a nameserver, perform the following steps:
- Click Configure Address Records. A new window will appear.
- The system will perform a DNS lookup on the nameserver that you entered and list the results in the IP Addresses table.
- To enter a different IPv4 address, change the entry in the Enter an IPv4 address to create an A record text box.
- To enter a different IPv6 address, change the entry in the Enter an IPv6 address to create an AAAA record (optional) text box.
- The system will display the results of your changes. Click Close.
- A entries allow your nameserver to resolve to an IP address.
- Your nameservers require A entries to work properly.
- Your nameservers require AAAA entries to work over IPv6 properly.
Save your changes
To save your changes to the server's settings, click Save Changes.