What is the difference between WHM and cPanel?

This demo assumes you've already logged in to WebHost Manager (WHM)

Now let's learn what the difference is between WHM and CPanel. WHM is a resellers control panel. It is what reseller customers use to manage all the hosting accounts in their reseller plan. CPanel on the other hand, is the end user's control panel.  It is what the reseller's customers use to manage their individual hosting accounts

We are currently logged in to WHM, so let's go take a look at a list of hosing accounts in this reseller plan

1) Click the Account Information link

2) Then click the List Accounts link

3) This is a list of accounts in this WHM's reseller plan. Once again, each of these accounts have their own individual CPanel, and we can login to their CPanel by clicking the corresponding link. Let's login to the CPanel for newdomain.com

That's it! As you can see here, we're now in the CPanel control panel for the newdomain.com hosting account

4) Resellers have the ability to login to their customer's cPanel control panels without their username or password.  This can be useful in helping customers how to use their cPanel. OK, now let's close this window and return to WHM

Welcome back to WHM (WebHost Manager)

This is the end of the tutorial.  You now know the difference between CPanel and  WHM:  CPanel – end user's control panel  WHM – reseller's control panel

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