Hostname for WHM server, not IP but real name?

postcd

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Hello,

i have a VPS, it has one IP. I want to install WHM there and have whm address like:

https://host21.domain.com:2087

not

http://myipaddress:2087

Please is it necessary to order another domain to have this? What are downside of using IP?

What if i have domain domain.com how to achieve its used as httpS://host21.domain.com:2087 ?
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Per the interface in WHM:

Your hostname must be a FQDN. In english, A hostname should consist of a name and a domain name. All valid hostnames should have 2 dots in them. Hostnames should never begin with "www". Hostnames should also not begin with a digit, nor end with a hyphen ("-").
You do not have to own the domain name, but you should at least have access to setup the "A" record for the hostname you plan to use.

Thank you.
 

postcd

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What to know before order WHM/cpanel?

Hello,

i have linux VPS (OpenVZ virtualization) with clean CentOS and 2gb ram, 50GB disk. I want to have cPanel/WHM there. I will order from one reseller who install it on server.

I want to ask what i need to know before i jump into it? What to prepare?

I mean i want to use:
SSL (https://usaserver.domain.com:2083)

I have existing shared reseller hosting plan which i will need to transfer o my new server.
 

postcd

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postcd

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ok, i dont need to use domain if i want to use https://host21.domain.com:2087 but i dont know how to setup it out of http://ipaddress:2087
 

cPanelMichael

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ok, i dont need to use domain if i want to use https://host21.domain.com:2087 but i dont know how to setup it out of http://ipaddress:2087
Both of those URLs should work for WHM access, assuming your hostname resolves to the correct IP address. You can install a different SSL certificate for the cPanel/WHM/Webmail service via:

"WHM Home » Service Configuration » Manage Service SSL Certificates"

Could you clarify what you mean by the statement "I don't know how to setup it out of"?

Thank you.