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What Control Panel Do You Use and Do You Have a Demo?


For Linux-based web hosting plans, we offer cPanel. If you have a Reseller, VPS or Dedicated Server plan, we also provide WHM (Web Host Manager) which allows you to manage multiple cPanels.

Shared Hosting

HostGator offers a demo of cPanel using the HostGator theme as it appears on our Hatchling, Baby, and Business plan shared hosting packages. Just visit this link in order to try cPanel using our theme:

Resellers and Root WHM

Live demos for cPanel and WHM for users with root WHM are available from cPanel. Navigate to the cPanel demo page click the WHM Demo button to experience Root WHM.

There is not a demo for Reseller WHM. Reseller WHM has the same layout and style as Root WHM with restricted features. The features not available in Reseller WHM include (but are not limited to):

  • Automated Backups
  • System Reboot
  • Restart Services
  • Change Root Password
  • Apache Configuration
  • Configure PHP and suEXEC


For Windows-based web hosting, Plesk control panel is available. The control panel you will use will depend on what type of hosting package you obtain. Below is the HostGator demo for both Windows Shared and Dedicated hosting.

Wrong Language in the cPanel Demo?

If the demo in cPanel is not set to a language you can read, it can be changed back by following the instructions provided in our article for changing cPanel Languages: