How to modify a cPanel account

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  • Applies to: DV
    • 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)