Wednesday, 21 September 2016

In cPanel & WHM version 56 we introduced a new tool to answer one of the most highly voted feature requests: “As a webhosting provider, I want to be able to convert an addon domain into its own account. In version 58 we expanded the feature, and today I want to introduce you to it: the Convert Addon to Account tool. This tool allows both the root user and resellers with the Super Privilege “Rearrange Accounts” to extract an existing Addon Domain from a cPanel account into its own cPanel account with just a few clicks. Let’s take a look!

The WHM Interface


Once you’re logged in to WHM, choose the “Convert Addon Domain to Account” tool from the sidebar. You will then be presented with a list of Addon domains and their associated cPanel username. Use the search box at the top of the list to reduce the number of displayed domains, or click the navigation buttons along the bottom to scroll through all the addon domains. Once you locate the domain you want to extract, click “Convert”.

cPanel & WHM’s Convert Addon to Account tool

You will then be taken to a second interface where you are allowed to choose the new username, define the new account’s package, and a slew of other options.

cPanel & WHM’s Convert Addon to Account tool

Logs for each conversion are stored on the server and are viewable in the same WHM interface. Here’s one example (including an example warning that is normal in our testing environment):

cPanel & WHM’s Convert Addon to Account tool

The Command Line Option


Using cPanel & WHM’s command line utilities you can easily initiate an addon-to-account conversion on the command line as well. In this case you will use the convert_addon_initiate_conversion WHMAPI1 call. For example, to extract the bvcptestaddon2.com domain to a new cPanel account bvcp2addon, you would use this command:

whmapi1 convert_addon_initiate_conversion domain=bvcptestaddon2.com user=bvcp2addon

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