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What is cPanel & WHM?


WHM stands for Web Host Manager, which is the master control panel usually provided with reseller hosting plans or multi-domain hosting plans on Linux hosting platform. It is used for setting up and managing multiple website accounts wherein each website account can be issued an independent cPanel. It also helps monitor bandwidth and services, and much more - all aspects of web hosting are covered through Web Host Manager.

You can keep track of the accounts on your server, their bandwidth, and disk space usage, and more with only an Internet connection and the click of a button.


CPanel is a very popular types of control panel provided by web hosts to their individual customers so that the latter can access their hosting account to carry out various hosting related tasks and manage their website files, databases and email accounts with ease. A cPanel is provided on Linux hosting platforms. it is not available for windows platform.

Some web hosts provide their own in-house developed control panel. The type of control panel you will get would depend largely upon the type of hosting service and other associated services that you have purchased in a bundle. Web hosts usually try to provide a control panel that will be easier for you to use and that will provide you with facility to manage all aspects of your purchased package from a single interface. However, due to the popularity of cPanel and Plesk and the familiarity of customers with these control panels, web hosts often provide these control panels for customer's convenience.

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Rajeev Kumar
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Jamshedpur, India

Rajeev Kumar is the primary author of How2Lab. He is a B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur with several years of experience in IT education and Software development. He has taught a wide spectrum of people including fresh young talents, students of premier engineering colleges & management institutes, and IT professionals.

Rajeev has founded Computer Solutions & Web Services Worldwide. He has hands-on experience of building variety of websites and business applications, that include - SaaS based erp & e-commerce systems, and cloud deployed operations management software for health-care, manufacturing and other industries.

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