Adding An Additional Droplet To Be Managed By Another Droplet's WHM / CPanel

October 8, 2019 149 views
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Hi all,

I did my research, but most of the articles on it seem to be from ~2014 or so. Feel free to redirect me to the correct article if this has been answered before.

I have a DO droplet that is managed by WHM / CPanel. My WHM license is the pro version. I have a few wordpress sites that are on that droplet.

I’d like to spin up a new litespeed droplet and keep this upcoming Wordpress project a little more segmented. My question is: Can I somehow attach WHM to the new droplet as well? I know the license only allows to be pointed to one IP address, but I’m unsure if there are any standard practices for one droplet to be managed by a different droplet’s WHM (idk, like a master/slave kind of thing maybe?).

Let me know if I’m way off base here or if you have any ideas. Also let me know if this question even makes sense, I’m a designer by trade so a lot of my dev knowledge is patchwork.

1 Answer

Hello Jordan,

Good question! Allow me first to provide you with some background information.

cPanel & WHM® includes a feature named Server Profiles. This feature facilitates your ability to utilize a server (a Droplet in your case) for specific tasks or functions.

For example, a server running the Mail Node profile disables most services unrelated to mail functions. A Mail Node server can then host accounts that don’t require web or database access.

For more information about server profiles, see How to Use Server Profiles.

For the development status of server profiles, see Server Profiles Roadmap.

As to whether or not the Server Profiles feature will work for your needs, that depends. Could you share some more information about your specific use-case? For example, will you rely on any particular cPanel & WHM features?

I look forward to your response.

Thank you.

  • Hey Michael,

    Thanks for the quick response. I mostly use WHM / CPanel so I can avoid CLI (again, the designer by trade thing). I enjoy the visual interface that allows me to update/deploy packages (php, etc), grant user access, run LetsEncrypt, and control FTP.

    Does that answer your question?

    • Hi Jordan,

      If the visual interface is important to you, consider purchasing an additional cPanel & WHM® license for use on the second Droplet. You can then buy the LiteSpeed Web Server extension for cPanel & WHM®. You can email our Sales Team at if you’d like us to help you explore a solution that works best for you.


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