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Creating First Account

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by selfg, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. selfg

    selfg Member

    May 1, 2004
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    I got cPanel installed and have followed the directions at to tweak my installation. Thanks for that file - it saved me hours of work. I logged into WHM using my root access and have the server set the way I want it (other than a couple of additional tweaks I'll apply over the next week or two).

    Now I'm not sure how to set up my first account. I have a single domain ( I will administer, but with several sub-domains.

    When I attemp to reach cPanel on my site ( I do not have a user accout or password to enter. I tried the root password, but it didn't work (I wouldn't have wanted to use it for this anyway).

    I want to set up my "main" account so I can use cPanel (or, more importantly, give my admin assistant access so she can administer this domain). I will then set up DreamWeaver so we can FTP files into the server and create our main Web site. I can then log in as a regular user (not root) to create the various sub-domains I want.

    When I currently access my domain via the web ( I see the standard "There is no Website Configured at this address" message. I want to change that.

    I attempted to set up an account while logged into WHM as root, but it won't let me set up an account with the same name as the domain. How do I create my "main" account?

    --George Self
  2. PWSowner

    PWSowner Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2001
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    ON, Canada
    I assume is what you used for your server name. If so, you can't create a website (cpanel) account for that. The server name (or URL) has to be something unique.

    You can put a website there, but can't give it a cpanel account. The website for your server URL is whatever you have at /usr/local/apache/htdocs.
  3. sosgull

    sosgull Registered

    Jun 16, 2003
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    151 must be a fully resolved cpanel client on your server in order for you to get cpanel access for subdomains like

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