cPanel Web Templates and Skeleton Directory

Web Templates


Web templates are default template .tmpl files that are shown for status pages.

  • Default Website Page (Has not yet been configured by the domain owner)
  • Account Move (Has moved)
  • Account Suspended (Has been suspended)
  • Connection Selection (Is experiencing a connection or firewall problem)

The files to edit are:


Web Templates can also be edited via WHM > Account Functions > Web Template Editor

Skeleton Directory


This directory is what will be used as a skeleton for new accounts. For example if you place an index.html file in /root/cpanel3-skel/public_html, and then setup a new account, that account will have a copy of your index.html in their public_html directory.