What is the Difference between Cpanel and WHM?

Equipped with interfaces for both you and your customers to simplify site and server management.
Priyanka Sharma
Priyanka Sharma

Created: 05/25/2020 10:59 AM - Updated: 05/25/2020 10:59 AM

cPanel & WHM allows hosting providers and users the ability to automate server management tasks while offering customers the tools they need to manage their sites.

cPanel and WHM have characteristics that are quite distinct from one another. Both of them work in tandem, but at the same time maintain a difference that benefits both end users and resellers.

Here are some main points that highlight the difference between cPanel and WHM:


- Controller:-  WHM is a Reseller control panel. It is used by resellers to manage all the hosting accounts of their reseller plans.

- Access:-  WHM provides resellers with root level access.

- Port Number:-  WHM functions via 2087, a secure port number.

- Password reset:-  Password details for WHM coincide with its cPanel account. I.e if you change the password of your WHM then the password of cPanel will also  change.

- Domains:-  One can only add domains and not subdomains.



- Controller:-  cPanel is the control panel used by the end users under a reseller of hosting provider. It is used by customers to manage their own hosting accounts.

- Access:-  cPanel only provides access to web hosting account on the server to its users.

- Port Number:-  cPanel on the other hand functions via 2083 as its secure port number.

- Password reset:-  The password for cPanel can be set by the end user as he or she wants.

- Domains:- Adding and removing add-on domains and subdomains is possible.


Was this article helpful?

0 Out of 0 Marked As Helpfull

Have more questions? Please Contact Us