About cPanel

Started by Sereda_V_V, Jul 26, 2022, 08:04 AM

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I didn't have much experience with cPanel, but my concern is that I have an account with domen1 without reseller privileges and I want to add domain2 to it, which is currently hosted elsewhere. When trying to add it through the addon domains feature, it did not work and I had to change the DNS first. I find it inconvenient that I couldn't just add it and transfer the DNS later.

Furthermore, the root of domain2 is located in domain1's public_html folder and hotlink protection installed by the panel prevents pictures from loading on domain2 pages. I'm not sure if this is a fault or a feature, or if I missed something.

Lastly, statistics tools only consider domain1 and not domain2, which is not a third-level domain. This means that there are no stats on domain2 at all. The process of adding and working with domains seems more complicated and less user-friendly compared to DirectAdmin. Or is there something obvious that I am missing?


The cPanel accurately identifies any issues with the added domain. When adding an additional or parked domain, the cPanel checks if it exists and is pointed to the correct NS of the server. If there is an issue, the cPanel will notify the user.

This means that the domain must already exist and be pointed to the server's NS at the time of adding it to be successful. Although this check can be disabled in the administration settings of WHM and some other panels, it is a security measure, so it is usually enabled by default.


The cPanel and WebHost Manager (WHM) are a modern hosting control panel system that offers a wide range of features and user-friendly web interfaces. WHM allows for managing individual and reseller accounts, basic maintenance, and secure control panel usage. cPanel is designed for end-users and enables them to manage everything from email accounts to MySQL databases.

Trademarking your skin is easy with a beautiful cPanel overlay skin that can be customized for end-users with options such as support links and help links. Resellers can also customize and trademark their own cPanels and offers based on what you allow them to sell.

The system supports regular HTTP protocol and secure HTTPS protocol, allowing for ease of use and configuration with hints in the control panel that are understandable even for inexperienced users. The WebHost Manager can control all issues of the web hosting environment, including installing RPM packages, adding applications, and formatting hard drives.

cPanel is a popular control panel for web hosting, making it easy to transfer sites from one provider to another if they both have cPanel installed. The system also allows for easy integration of third-party applications and modules, while individual visual customization is possible via different interface languages and corporate styling.


Regarding adding domain2 to your account without reseller privileges, it is indeed common for cPanel to require changing the DNS settings before being able to add the domain. This is because the DNS needs to be properly configured to ensure the domain points to the correct server.

As for the issue with hotlink protection preventing pictures from loading on domain2's pages, this could be due to the hotlink protection configuration applying to the entire public_html folder, including subdirectories. You might want to check the specific settings or consider disabling hotlink protection if it's not necessary for your use case.

Regarding statistics tools, cPanel typically provides separate statistics for each domain added to your account. However, it's possible that the statistics may not be enabled or set up correctly for domain2. You might need to configure the statistics settings for domain2 separately in cPanel to ensure they are tracked and displayed.

Comparing cPanel with DirectAdmin, both control panels have their own unique features and approaches to managing domains. It's possible that DirectAdmin might offer a more straightforward process for certain tasks, but cPanel remains highly popular and widely used due to its extensive functionality and compatibility with various hosting environments.

In conclusion, it's important to review the specific configurations and settings in cPanel for each domain to ensure they are properly set up and functioning as expected. If you continue to experience difficulties, reaching out to your hosting provider's support team can provide additional assistance and guidance.