Simple, affordable WHM hosting services to help you scale

DigitalOcean's WHM hosting combines high-performance cloud infrastructure with cPanel and WHM to give you easy, secure, and flexible web hosting management

WHM hosting from DigitalOcean

Deploy cPanel and WHM on a Droplet virtual machine and get robust and user-friendly WHM hosting for managing websites and applications that are easier than ever to create, manage, and scale. Plus with virtual machines stored on fast solid-state drives (SSDs) and a simple graphical user interface, DigitalOcean is ideal for both beginners and experienced webmasters.

DigitalOcean also offers private networking, container flexibility, and transparent pricing, allowing users to secure their data, adapt to evolving needs, and maintain cost predictability no matter their specific needs. Whether you’re launching a single website or managing a complex hosting environment, WHM hosting with DigitalOcean empowers you to succeed.

Benefits of WHM hosting on DigitalOcean

Instant Droplet provisioning

Set up WHM hosting environments in under 60 seconds, so you get your website up and running quickly.

High-performance infrastructure

Benefit from high-performance servers powered by SSD-based virtual machines, called Droplets, for faster website loading and a better user experience

User-friendly management

Our intuitive user interface simplifies Web Host Manager and website management, making it accessible for users of all skill levels.

Private networking

Securely connect your WHM hosting account to distributed systems via private networking, enhancing data security and interconnectivity.

Container flexibility

Easily provision and decommission containers on the go, providing scalability and adaptability for your hosting account needs.

How to deploy cPanel and WHM on DigitalOcean

When you create a Droplet, cPanel and WHM installation initiates automatically in the background. This installation typically requires about 10-15 minutes to complete. Note that access to WHM is only granted after the installation process finishes.

To read the ins and outs of WHM and creating a WordPress site, please refer to our comprehensive ‘From WHM to Website’ documentation.

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Frequently asked questions

What is WHM hosting, and how does it differ from standard web hosting?

WHM stands for Web Host Manager. It is a web-based control panel that allows you to manage multiple cPanel accounts, as well as the server itself. cPanel is a popular web hosting control panel that provides users with a graphical user interface for managing their website files, email accounts, databases, and other hosting features.

WHM hosting is typically used by web hosting providers who need to manage multiple client websites from a single control panel. It’s also used by businesses that have multiple websites of their own, or by developers who need to manage multiple development environments. It differs from standard web hosting as it provides more control and flexibility, scalability and an affordable pricing structure.

Whether you need WHM hosting or standard web hosting will depend on your specific needs. If you need to manage multiple websites or need more control over your hosting environment, then WHM hosting is a good option. If you only need to host a single website and don’t need as much control, then standard web hosting may be a better choice.

Is WHM (Web Host Manager) available as a standalone service at DigitalOcean, or does it come bundled with cPanel accounts?

DigitalOcean does not offer WHM as a standalone service. You can install cPanel and WHM on a Droplet, a virtual machine on DigitalOcean.

How can I access WHM on DigitalOcean and manage my server and websites?

You can access WHM on DigitalOcean through your cPanel or Plesk control panel. These web-based interfaces provide tools for server management and website administration.

Can I install custom applications and software on a DigitalOcean WHM server and cPanel account?

Yes, you can install custom applications and software on a DigitalOcean WHM server and on the web host manager, giving you full control over your hosting environment.

What are the advantages of using a DigitalOcean hosting account for WHM hosting compared to other providers?

DigitalOcean offers a user-friendly interface, scalability, and reliable cloud infrastructure, making it a reliable choice for WHM hosting with competitive pricing.

Are there any limits or restrictions on the number of websites I can host using WHM on DigitalOcean?

The number of websites you can host on a DigitalOcean WHM dedicated server depends on your chosen plan’s resources, so you can scale as needed, with multiple cPanel accounts.

Can I install an SSL certificate on my WHM hosting server at DigitalOcean?

You can install an SSL certificate on your WHM hosting server with DigitalOcean. This is crucial for securing your websites and enabling HTTPS. DigitalOcean provides resources and tutorials to help you set up and manage SSL certificates on your server through cPanel or Plesk.

Does DigitalOcean offer automated backups and disaster recovery options for WHM hosting?

DigitalOcean offers automated backups and snapshots to help with disaster recovery and data protection.

Can I obtain root access to my DigitalOcean WHM hosting server, and what are the implications of having root access for server management?

Yes, with DigitalOcean WHM hosting, you can have root access to your server. Root access grants full control over the server’s operating system, enabling you to make advanced configurations and install custom software. However, it comes with responsibility as any mistakes can affect server stability, so be careful when making changes.

Can I scale my WHM hosting resources easily on DigitalOcean to accommodate growing websites and traffic?

DigitalOcean hosting provider allows you to easily scale your WHM hosting resources by providing dedicated servers and upgrading your plan to meet the demands of your growing websites and traffic.

What is the difference between WHM hosting and reseller hosting on DigitalOcean?

WHM hosting on DigitalOcean is a server management solution for hosting multiple websites and provides control over server configurations. Reseller hosting, on the other hand, is a service where you can sell hosting to others using WHM and cPanel and your reseller account, making it suitable for web hosting resellers.

What is the customer support and technical assistance available for the WHM account on DigitalOcean?

DigitalOcean offers a variety of support options, including:

  • Community resources: Join the DigitalOcean Community where users can ask and answer questions, share tips and tricks, and get help from other users.

  • Documentation: Read our extensive documentation, covering everything from getting started with DigitalOcean to troubleshooting common problems.

  • Support features: DigitalOcean offers features ranging from free email support to 24/7 phone and chat support.

The specific support options that are available to you will depend on your support plan. However, all DigitalOcean customers have access to the community resources and documentation.

How does the pricing structure work for WHM hosting packages with DigitalOcean, and what are the associated costs?

DigitalOcean’s pricing for WHM hosting depends on the chosen plan, with options for scaling as your needs evolve. Additional costs may apply for premium support or extra services.

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