Step 6: Note These Useful Links - Reseller Startup Guide

Part 6 of 9 of the Reseller Startup Guide

Here are some useful links for yourself and your clients to use once their accounts are created in WHM.

These links will allow you and your customers to access cPanel, WHM, WebMail and websites.

"Before propagation" below applies any time between when you sign up and when the changes to your name servers take effect. (Propagation usually takes about 24 hours after you change your name servers - see this article for more details about propagation.)

"After propagation" is once your site is up and running normally.

Note: During propagation, you should use the "Before propagation" format.

Place: Before Propagation: After Propagation:
cPanel http://12.23.345.67/cpanel http://example.com/cpanel
WHM http://12.23.345.67/whm http://example.com/whm
Webmail http://12.23.345.67/webmail http://example.com/webmail
WebSite http://12.23.345.67/~username/ http://example.com
Note: Replace "12.23.345.67" with the IP address of your server, and replace "example.com" with your or your customer's domain name. The "username" would be the username you specified in WHM when you created the account.

Control Panel Demos for Your Customers

Many times customers will ask for a demo of your hosting control panel.

Never create your own demo account. They are insecure and can lead to server downtime.

If you wish to use or link to a demo of cPanel, you can use the cPanel demo provided by cPanel directly:

http://cpanel.com/demo/

This cPanel demo does not contain any HostGator branding, and can be given directly to your customers as a safe demo of your hosting control panel.

Next Step: Get More From Your Reseller Hosting Account


Reseller Startup Guide
Initial Setup: Step 1 | Step 2 | Step 3 | Step 4 | Step 5
Post Setup: Step 6 | Step 7 | Step 8 | Step 9



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