How to modify a cPanel account

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  • Applies to: Legacy DV & VPS Hosting
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 5
    • Tools Required: WHM access
  • Applies to: VPS Hosting
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 5
    • Tools Required: WHM access


The following article will provide information on how to modify a cPanel account.

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  1. Log into WHM.
  2. In the left-hand menu, look for Account Functions, then click Modify an Account.


  3. There will be multiple options to modify for your cPanel account(s)

    • Primary Domain: The name of your domain.
    • Username: The username used to log into the cPanel account.
    • Account Owner: Primary owner/controller of the cPanel account.
    • Contact Email: The email associated to the cPanel account.
    • Default Locale: Language for the cPanel account.
    • cPanel Theme: The theme/appearance of the cPanel account.
    • Enable Apache SpamAssasin: An application used to detect spam.


    • Package: If you already have pre-made packages for resource limits.
    • Disk Quota: Limit on disk usage.
    • Monthly Bandwidth limit: Limit on the monthly bandwidth usage.
    • Email Accounts: Limit the number of email accounts.
    • Max Quota per Email Address: Limit on each email user's mailbox size.
    • FTP Accounts: Limit on the number of FTP accounts.
    • Mailing Lists: Limit on the number of mailing lists.
    • SQL Databases: Limit on the number of databases.
    • Parked Domains: Limit on the number of parked domains.
    • Addon Domain: Limit on the number of addon domains.
    • Passenger Applications: Limit on the number of passenger applications.
    • Maximum Hourly Email by Domain Relayed: Limiting the number of emails that can be sent out per hour
    • Maximum percentage of failed or deferred...: Limit on the number of times a user can send out a message unsuccessfully per hour.


    • Reseller Privileges: Giving the cPanel account reseller access.
    • CGI Privilege: Allowing the installation of CGI scripts.
    • Shell Access: Giving the cPanel user SSH/command-line access
    • Enable DKIM on this account: Enabling DKIM (mail authentication)
    • Enable SPF on this account: Enabling SPF (mail authentication)
  4. When you are finished, select Save.