Explained: Reseller Accounts v/s with Multiple Domains In cPanel


This guide explains the differences between reseller accounts and cPanel accounts with multiple domains. It also explains considerations that help to take decisions when a reseller account or a cPanel account with various domains might be more appropriate.

Explaining account types and domain types

A reseller is the owner of a cPanel account that sells cPanel accounts to other users. The main difference between reseller accounts and cPanel accounts is that the reseller is able to handle WHM and not able to handle cPanel, as the cPanel account is not able to access it.  However, a single cPanel account can handle multiple domains and subdomains.

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Important Note:

For cPanel and WHM version 106 and earlier > check cPanel’s Addon Domains interface > cPanel >> Home >> Domains >> Addon Domains documentation for information on working with multiple domains. As cPanel has removed the Addon Domains interface in version 106.


For cPanel and WHM version 108, check cPanel’s Domains interface (cPanel >> home >> Domains) documentation for information on working with multiple domains.


Check below summarizes highlighting the differences between reseller accounts and accounts with multiple domains.

A specific user that buys cPanel accounts from a reseller will get their own login information and resources. This is possible if website hosting clients or having different types of websites.

An account with multiple domains is connected to a new domain to one primary cPanel account. This is possible only if you have unique initiatives related to one project or if unique products are sold by one company.



One of the most crucial aspects of the web hosting industry is security. You can opt for particular security needs at the time of taking a decision between a reseller account and an account with multiple domains. Ahead, risks of attacks from hackers also vary if you have websites divided between multiple cPanel accounts versus one cPanel account.

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Resources limitations

Future considerations for the website are another thing but if website performance is boosting and affecting the availability of resources like bandwidth or disk space. In case, you need more resources for the domain in the future then you need to decide your preferences for handling potential growth.

With a cPanel account with multiple domains, all of the domains, subdomains, and directories shared the resources allocated to a single cPanel account. Whereas in a reseller account, these resources are allocated to each cPanel account, so that if one domain requires more resources, nearby domains or other domains will not be affected.

Search engine optimization

SEO is another aspect of your web hosting requirement. Based on your situation, individual divided domains might be preferable to subdomains connected to one primary domain. Your website may prefer a unique style of SEO. Example.com or example.com/website. You can try several distinct domains like example1.com, example2.com, and so on.

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