Basic WebHost Manager® Setup

Contact Information
Enter one or more email addresses to contact in case a problem arises with this server.

Enter the sender’s name you would like to appear on the notification email’s "From:" line. This value defaults to "cPanel on", followed by your server’s hostname.

Example: DO NOT REPLY - cPanel Notification on DarkOrb Hosting
Enter an email address that accepts replies to notification emails. This setting ensures that customers’ responses to do-not-reply emails will not be lost.

Enter one or more cellular phone or pager email addresses to message via email in case a problem arises with this server.

An API Token for the Pushbullet API
The ICQ ID that this server should use for login to ICQ when sending alerts. To disable or fine-tune ICQ notifications, go to Contact Manager. You can register for a new ICQ number here.
The ICQ ID password for sending alerts.
Enter one or more ICQ user identification numbers (comma delimited) you can be reached at in case a problem arises with this server.

Examples: 1234567, 11223344, 1020304
A comma-separated list of http:// or https:// URLs of a system to which you want to send POST notifications as form data with the keys "hostname", "subject", and "body". Query strings will be converted and sent as POST data. For example will send apikey via POST. Note that all keys and values must be in URLencoded format. Also, if you use the https://user:password@domain.tld/ format to authenticate to the destination system, you must also URLencode the "user" and "password" keys and values.
Slack WebHook URL. Multiple hooks can be specified by separating with a comma(,). To obtain your own Slack WebHook, please follow the guide at Sending messages using Incoming Webhooks.
Basic Config
The IPv4 address (only one address) to use to set up shared IPv4 virtual hosts.
We strongly recommend that you only specify an IPv4 address that you have associated with this server.


The IPv6 address (only one address) to use to set up shared IPv6 virtual hosts.
You must enter a valid IPv6 address that you have bound to this server.

Examples: 2001:db8::10fe:5000 or 2001:db8::
The ethernet device onto which new IP addresses are added. Devices detected with at least one IP are listed in the drop-down, or you may specify another device.

Examples: eth0:3, eth1, eth2, venet0:0 (virtuozzo servers)

  • Required
Enter the location where you wish for new users’ home directories to be created. By default all directories matching the "Home Directory Prefix" are checked for available disk space and the directory with the most free space will be used.

Example: /home
Additional home directories matching the following value will also be used for new home directory creations. (Leaving this value blank disables the feature.) Only mount points are considered. This option only takes one value.

Examples: “home” matches /home, /home2, /newhome, /usr/home, /anythingwith/homeinit
Select a default theme for the cPanel interface. Your selection will be used as the default setting in the following interfaces:
  • Create a New Account
  • Add a Package
The theme you select will also be used for any of the following reasons:
  • An account does not have a configured theme.
  • An account has a configured theme, but the theme is not installed on the server.

The Paper Lantern theme for cPanel is now deprecated, and we will remove it.

The system will default to the System Default theme if you do not use this option to configure a theme.

System Default: jupiter
Select the Webmail default theme.

The system will use your selected theme in the Webmail interface for any of the following reasons:
  • A cPanel account does not have a theme in its account configuration.
  • A cPanel account has a theme in its configuration, but the theme is not installed on the server.

The Paper Lantern theme for Webmail is now deprecated, and we will remove it.

If you do not configure the Webmail default theme, then the system will use the system default theme.

System Default: jupiter
Automatically create a cgi-bin script alias. This setting can be individually overridden during account creation.
This value defines the caching time for host name lookups for domains hosted on this server. When a caching nameserver queries the authoritative nameserver for a resource record, this value defines the number of seconds before the record will expire. Shorter TTL values can cause heavier loads on the nameserver, but can be useful for zones that contain frequently changing records. The range of values in seconds as defined by RFC 2181 is 0 to 2147483647.

  • Required
This value is similar to the previous setting, but is specifically the value used for newly created zone file’s authoritative nameserver entries.

  • Required
Enter the style in which you wish to receive your Apache logs.
  • combined - All information including referers, user agents, and requested files are logged.
  • common - Only information about requested files are logged.



The root account’s default nameservers used when root creates an account.

Nameserver 1:
Nameserver 2:
Nameserver 3:
Nameserver 4: