How to Access cPanel

How to read a URL

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 httpshttps is http over an encrypted connection. We strongly recommend that you use httpswhenever 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, youmust 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 authorized use of a website through XSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery). Security tokens contain the string cpsess and a 10-digit number. cpsess1234567890


How to access cPanel

To access cPanel, perform the following steps:

  1. Enter one of the following URLs in your preferred browser:

    • https://host1.hostnep.com:2083 — This URL allows you to access cPanel over an encrypted connection with HostName.
    • https://example.com:2083 — This URL allows you to access cPanel over an encrypted connection with your domain name.
    • http://host1.hostnep.com:2082 — This URL allows you to access cPanel over an unencrypted connection with HostName.
    • 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.

cPanel's Home interface will appear.

Note:

  • 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. 
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