Knowledge Base

How to manage WebHost Manager packages

This article describes how to use WebHost Manager (WHM) packages. Packages are collections of predefined settings that WHM uses when you create an account. For example, as a reseller you could create "Basic" and "Premium" packages. The "Basic" package might have relatively small quotas for disk space and bandwidth transfer, while the "Premium" package has higher limits.

After you have created at least one package, you can create an account.

Creating a package

To create a new package in WebHost Manager, follow these steps:

  1. From the WebHost Manager home screen, click Packages, and then click Add a Package.
  2. In the Package Name text box, type a name for the package. For example, you could create settings for a basic account and name the package Basic.
  3. Under Resources, set quotas and limits for the various options. You can define specific limits for an option, or make it unlimited.
  4. Under Settings, select the check boxes for the options you want to enable for the package.
    Make sure you select the Shell Access check box if you want to allow customers to access their accounts using SSH.
  5. In the cPanel Theme list box, select the cPanel theme for accounts using the package.
  6. In the Feature List list box, select the feature list to use for the package, or accept the default value.
    Feature lists control which feature icons cPanel displays in customer accounts. For more information about how to configure feature lists using the WHM Feature Manager, please see this article.
  7. In the Locale list box, select the language locale.
  8. Click Add. WebHost Manager creates the package.

Editing a package

To edit an existing package in WebHost Manager, follow these steps:

  1. From the WebHost Manager home screen, click Packages, and then click Edit a Package.
  2. Select the package that you want to edit, and then click Edit.
    Package names use the format username_pkgname, where username is your A2 Hosting account username, and pkgname is the package name you specified when you created the package.
  3. Make the changes to the package. If you make a mistake, click Reset, and WebHost Manager resets the package values to their last saved state.
  4. When you are done editing the package, click Save Changes.

Deleting a package

To delete an existing package in WebHost Manager, follow these steps:

  1. From the WebHost Manager home screen, click Packages, and then click Delete a Package.
  2. Select the package that you want to delete, and then click Delete. WebHost Manager deletes the package immediately.
    Package names use the format username_pkgname, where username is your A2 Hosting account username, and pkgname is the package name you specified when you created the package.