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Rearrangement of cPanel Account

Posted by Allura on 28 06 2018.

Overview for Rearrangement of cPanel Account

This type of interface allows the user to change to the home directory where it stores data.  The user can use this feature in different aspects, for Eg-  a hard drive begins to run out of space and the server of the user contains an additional hard drive.

How to Rearrange an Account

In order to change the accounts hard- drive, an user must do the following steps-

  1. Select a domain from the Domainsmenu or select a user from the Users
  2. Click
  3. Select the home directory in which you wish to store the account.
  4. Click Move Account.

How to modify an account

In order to modify the accounts hard- drive, an user must do the following steps-

  1. Select the desired account and click Modify.
  2. Make changes to the settings in the sections below.
  3. Click Save.


Primary Domain Enter a new primary domain.
Username The following must be true about the new username:


●        The user must choose a unique username that contains 16 characters or fewer.

●        The username must contain only letters and numbers.

●        The username cannot start with a number or the string test.

●        If you plan to use MySQL or PostgreSQL as a database engine, the first eight characters must be unique on the system to prevent issues with database prefixing and account transfers. However, this restriction does not apply to servers that run MariaDB.

Rename prefixed databases and database users The system selects the Rename prefixed databases and database users checkbox by default.

If database prefixing is active on the server, this function changes the names of associated database objects (databases and database users) to use the first eight characters of the new username as a database prefix.

For example, if the user change the example username to example1, the system will rename the example_db database to example1_db and the fred_db1 user to example1_db1, but name of the steve database will not change.

Deselect this checkbox to rename only the cPanel account itself.


MySQL does not permit the users  to rename the database.

The system performs the following steps:

  1. The system creates a new database.
  2. The system moves data from the old database to the new database.
  3. The system recreates grants and stored code in the new database.
  4. The system deletes the old database and its grants.

So precisely, this article provides for the process of Rearrangement  of cPanel Account.