An example of packages would be our Economy web hosting plans (Mini, Advanced, Professional). You would need at least 1 package to be created in order to create a new account in WHM. You may have multiple sites installed on one package as well. Packages define the limitations of cPanel accounts that you create. The limitations which you may set are as follows:

Quota (MB) - Disk space in megabytes available for this package
Bandwidth (MB) - Bandwidth allowance available for this package
Max FTP Accounts - Maximum FTP accounts available on this package
Max Email Accounts - maximum email accounts available on this package
Max Email Lists - maximum email lists available on this package
Max Databases - maximum databases available on this package
Max Sub Domains - maximum sub domains available on this package
Max Parked Domains - maximum parked domains available on this package
Max Addon Domains - maximum Addon domains available on this package

As a reseller, it is a good idea to create multiple packages of different sizes. This strategy gives potential customers more options to choose from when they sign up with you.

Packages also allow you to limit options available inside of the cPanel using Feature Lists. Creating a feature list is easy, in WHM, click on the "Feature Manager," select a name for the new feature list and click "Add." The next screen will have a long list of features that you may disable by removing the check from the box next to the name of the feature.

Feature lists may only be applied via the package that is associated with the cPanel account. If you have 5 cPanel accounts that are all set up on the same package and you wish to change the feature list of only one of those cPanel accounts, then you must create a separate package for that one cPanel account and assign the new package to the desired cPanel account.