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What is the difference between cPanel and WHM?

Having a lot of control panels related to your service can be confusing at times. There is a perfect reason why they exist, and each one of them provides a unique level of control over your sites and services. In this article, we will attempt to explain the differences between the cPanel and WHM control panels. Hopefully, this insight can facilitate your choice of a service that covers everything you need. We have written articles explaining the difference between the cPanel and the Client Area as well, which you should absolutely check out. The combined knowledge will surely be of good use to you in future endeavors with HostArmada!


cPanel is the dashboard where you manage all your hosting-related functionalities, such as domain names and their DNS zone, email accounts, redirects, aliases, and resource utilization. It is easy to work with and has a very intuitive interface. It has been built to accommodate tech-savvy people, as well as complete newcomers to the web hosting world. This accessibility has made it into the world's leading control panel used by a vast majority of the web hosting companies. Logging in is simple, and we have made a tutorial explaining how to access the cPanel service. Moreover, our expert content writers have created a comprehensive guide containing the know-how on all the cPanel-related services, which should acquaint you with it entirely.


The WHM or Web Host Manager can be viewed as the "backend" to the cPanel service. Everything that you can accomplish from the cPanel can be achieved from WHM as well with even more control and configuration options. Also, the Web Host Manager provides you a vast number of tools related to the services on the server, such as Apache, MySQL, IMAP, and SMTP. It gives you the ability to create additional cPanel accounts and create your own hosting service, which you can then provide to your friends or clients. Being so saturated with such a massive amount of features, we believe that it was necessary to create a guide, allowing our clients to learn how it works and utilize the tools it provides to manage their websites, services, and users. You can check our tutorials on the matter published on our website.

If you have any uncertainties regarding any of our tutorials related to cPanel or WHM, please do not hesitate to contact our support team. As we offer a fully managed web hosting experience with all our services, they are 24/7 available at your disposal through the ticketing system on our website.

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