cPanel Access Points

 
Overview

This document describes how to access cPanel and WHM (WebHost Manager) with or without SSL.

Important:

 

This article contains the following sections:

Note: In the following examples, replace 192.168.0.1 with your IP address and replace example.com with your domain name.

 

How to read an URL

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The URL is composed of four sections:

Section Description Example
Protocol The protocol that your browser will use to communicate with a remote server. For cPanel, WHM, and Webmail, this value is either http or https. https is http over an encrypted connection. We strongly recommend that you use https whenever you access cPanel & WHM services. https://
Address The address can consist of either an IP address (for example, 192.168.0.1) or a domain (for example, example.com). This section of the URL specifies the remote server that you wish to access. When you use a domain name to access cPanel & WHM services name, make sure that the domain's DNS information has propagated across the domain name system (DNS). example.com
Port number When you access most websites via http or https, the port number is implied. However, cPanel & WHM services use their own set of port numbers. If you wish to access a cPanel & WHM service over an encrypted or unencrypted connection, you must specify the port number. https and http port numbers are different, even for the same service. To specify a port number, enter a colon (:) followed by a number. 2083
Security token After you log in to your server, it will automatically append a security token to the URL for your session. Security tokens help prevent unauthorized use of a website through CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery). Security tokens contain the string cpsess and a 10-digit number. cpsess1234567890

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How to access WHM

Important:
  • Your domain's DNS information must propagate before you can access WHM with your domain name. If you cannot access the WHM interface with your domain name, use your domain's IP address.
  • When you configure the control panel initially, you will have to log in to WHM first. From there you will have the capability to create and configure different web hosting spaces (cPanels) with different users for access.


To access WHM, perform the following steps:

  1. Enter one of the following URLs in your preferred browser:
    • https://192.168.0.1:2087 — This URL allows you to access WHM over an encrypted connection with your IP address.
    • https://example.com:2087 — This URL allows you to access WHM over an encrypted connection with your domain name.
    • http://192.168.0.1:2086 — This URL allows you to access WHM over an unencrypted connection with your IP address.
    • http://example.com:2086 — This URL allows you to access WHM over an unencrypted connection with your domain name.
  2. Enter your WHM username in the Username text box.
  3. Enter your password in the Password text box.
  4. Click Log in.

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How to access cPanel

Notes:

  • Your domain's DNS information must propagate before you can access cPanel with your domain name. If you cannot access the cPanel interface with your domain name, use your domain's IP address.
  • Your domain can take approximately 24-48 hours to propagate after you set up your website, After your domain propagates, navigate to your website via your domain name (for example, https://example.com:2083)

To access cPanel, perform the following steps:

  1. Enter one of the following URLs in your preferred browser:
    • https://192.168.0.1:2083 — This URL allows you to access cPanel over an encrypted connection with your IP address.
    • https://example.com:2083 — This URL allows you to access cPanel over an encrypted connection with your domain name.
    • http://192.168.0.1:2082 — This URL allows you to access cPanel over an unencrypted connection with your IP address.
    • http://example.com:2082 — This URL allows you to access cPanel over an unencrypted connection with your domain name.
  2. Enter your cPanel username in the Username text box.
  3. Enter your password in the Password text box.
  4. Click Log In.
  5. cPanel's Home interface will appear.
Important: We strongly recommend that you complete the steps in the Getting Started Wizard interface (Home -> Preferences -> Getting Started Wizard).

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How to change an interface's locale

You can choose a new language setting (locale) in which to view an interface.

This change sets a cookie in your browser that expires after one year. You must perform this step whenever you log in to an account from a new browser, when you delete cookies, and after the cookie expires.

To change an interface's locale, perform the following steps:

  1.     At the bottom of the login interface, click the desired locale name.
  2.     The interface will refresh and  a message of success will appear.
Important: If your browser's Accept-Language header is set, then the login interface will attempt to display the locale that corresponds to your browser setting. If the locale that the browser's header requests is not available, the login interface appears in English.

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