How to create a user account In CentOS Web Panel ?

User accounts are used to delegate server management tasks.
Priyanka Sharma
Priyanka Sharma

Created: 06/01/2020 9:39 AM - Updated: 06/01/2020 10:27 AM

CentOS 7 Web Panel (CWP7 ) is an open-source, web-based control panel that enables a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to help manage administrative, webserver, user, plugins and many more settings without  using the command line directly after it is configured and setup.

This article will explain how to create a CentOS User with Web Panel.

Step 1: If you are not already logged in, log in to your CWP7 dashboard. By default, this is done by navigating to the IP Address of your server and adding  the port number “2030” at the end. Looks something like this:

Once logged in, you will see your Dashboard.


Step 2: Click on the User Accounts  dropdown on the left, then click. This will bring you to the Create a New Account page.



Lets look  what each option mean and how they affect the user being created.

Domain name:

This is where you set the basic domain name to be associated with the user account. In order to really work with an account as an unresolved domain, it must be registered with you or at least have control of the nameserver settings on the domain registrar. 


This is where you indicate that the username is associated with the primary domain and the server account that is created here. It is a good practice to use a domain-like username, before TLD.


You will select an account password here. Built-in server user will be given the same password The user panel is a separate part of the CentOS Web Panel, similar in nature to cPanel against WHM.


Administrative Email:

You will set up a user control email here. It will be the default address for sending account notifications. You can set this to no email if you want to use the above domain to create the email entered here.

Ser IPs:

You can set the IP address in the user account and domain here. You will use the same IP address for many new accounts.


You can assign a specific server hosting package to this user by default. You are always able to manage the packages available to cater for specific needs. The default package is suitable for most cases, but you may find that you will need some modifications.


You can set the inode limit here if you want to have a different limit than the default packet. If you leave this as zero, there is no limit. Inodes are a method of calculating the space used in a storage device. One file or one folder occupies one inode. If you have a limit of 1000 inodes, this will limit the storage space to a total count of 1000 files and folders.

Performance Limit:

You can assign a maximum number of linux or PHP processes that the user can work on here. Generally, the default number listed here should be sufficient for standard website installations running on a single domain. You can change this number to greater when your user enters service sharing issues.

Open Files:

You can limit the total number of files that a user account can open at any time. Usually, this limit should be fine by default, but can be added when the user enters resource allocation issues.

Additional options:

Options here provide additional features or restrictions on the user account. A backup user account allows backup text to back up this account. Shell Access allows a user account to use documents as a linux user on a server. It is advisable to keep this disabled unless there is good reason to allow it. AutoSSL is a feature that allows CentOS Web Panel to automatically use SSL Certificates in domains related to this user account. You can start the source of those SSL Certificates in the security section of the CentOS Web Panel.

Create button:

Click the button to verify all the information entered in the boxes above and create a user account.

You have now created a user account. You can log in to "User Web Panel" by changing the port on the server URL or IP address to: 2082 and then entering the credentials made here.

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