Convert an additional domain to own cPanel account

CPanel & WHM Tip: Did you know?

This information is intended to VPS plan holders, Reseller or HybridCloud.

Today we would like to introduce you how to quickly convert an Additional Domain to its own independent cPanel account in a few clicks …

The advantages of this division are multiple;

  • Each website will be isolated from one another, it will be impossible for infiltration on a cPanel account touches another (principle of the chroot)
  • Best user management for you and your customers, consider the case of a client who wants himself create these mailboxes; Now it will be possible to give limited cPanel access so that he can manage these boxes without seeing the other clients you host!
  • Each cPanel account with its own password and user operating on its own, it increases very significantly, the general server security. For information, if you are logged in as “root” in the WHM, you have access to all cPanel accounts without needing the password for the account cPanel.
  • Best views on resources; when you put everyone on the same account, it is difficult to see who consumes what, whether in disk space: files, database, email or at the CPU, memory or process MySQL.




Therefore we present this new cPanel functionality which is available in your WHM since version #58. It is now possible with a few clicks to convert an additional field for the latter has its own cPanel account.

The tool is called “Convert Addon to Account” and in seconds, you can make your CMS totally independently of each other to increase the overall security of your accommodation in addition to facilitating the performance analysis of each site based on resources consumed.

This tool allows both the user “root” user or reseller, to reorganize these additional domains by extracting this domain towards the creation (conversion) of its own cPanel account in just a few clicks. This process will automatically take care of you to divide all the data related to the field such as email (forwarders, distribution list, …), DNS zones, files, database…

Here is the WHM interface:




Once you’re connected to WHM, choose the tool “Convert Addon Domain to Account” in the research sidebar. You will be presented the list of additional domains as well as the name of the user currently associated.



You can use the search field at top of the list to reduce the number of displayed domains, or click on the navigation buttons along the bottom to scroll all the additional fields. Once you have located the area you want to extract, click the “Convert” button.

You will be redirected to a new screen where you can specify the new user name, contact email to, define the package of this new account (optional), and a bunch of other options before pressing the button “Start Conversion”





The conversion tool is simple, and it is very easy to use. We invite you to take a quick glance. If you have questions about this, please contact our free technical support team to request help.


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