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How do I Login to cPanel?

Ever wondered! What are the different ways to Login to cPanel?

I’m sure you did.

In this guide, I will show you how you can log in to cPanel, WHM, and Webmail using different port numbers.

Well, that isn’t a difficult task but you should be aware of the different port numbers used by cPanel to help users get logged in to the server.

Whether you are hosting a website on Shared Hosting or Reseller Hosting, or you have a server with cPanel installed on it, this guide is for you.

Let’s proceed further.

cpanel login

cPanel is a leading & widely used web hosting control panel in web hosting industry.

It has been helping small to large scale businesses easily manage their websites on server minimizing the efforts required for server administration.

cPanel allows you to manage your website data, email ids, databases, DNS and much more.

WHM aka Web Hosting Manager is cPanel software tool which allows you to resell the server resources to your customers.

Webmail is the cPanel tool that allows you to access all your website specific email ids.

Whether you want to login to cPanel/ login to WHM/ log in to Webmail, for each of them cPanel has provided port numbers that allow us to log in.

We can categorize the login into two types of connections.

  • Secure (Uses SSL)
  • Insecure (does not use SSL)

Insecure connection does not mean that the server is hacked or compromised, it states that you are trying to connect to the server with the less secure connection.

For both the type of connections cPanel provides different port numbers.

Let us check out each of them.

cPanel Login

Almost, all hosting companies in the world provide cPanel for shared and reseller Linux hosting accounts.

Once you buy the hosting services from any hosting provider you will get the details on the email with cPanel login credentials.

I have been watching many of the hosting users keep on asking on different forums.

How to login to cPanel?

Which port number should I use etc? 

Well, they have a question not because it’s too hard to get logged in to cPanel but there are different ways by which this can be done.

Let me explain you it in details.

cpanel

Option #1: Access cPanel from your Hosting Provider Client Account 

Accessing cPanel account from your hosting provider client area is the easiest way.

You do not need to enter username and password to get logged in to your cPanel.

Important: In this case, you do not need to remember cPanel login URL and login credentials.

Option #2: Access cPanel through browser web address

To access cPanel through the browser you can choose any of the below methods.

www.yourdomainname.com/cpanel

or

cpanel.yourdomainname.com

Irrespective of the port number, the above method will redirect you to the cPanel login page.

If your cPanel server is configured and installed with SSL certificate then the above URL will redirect you to secure port 2083.

Or else, it will redirect you to the nonsecure port 2082.

Option #3: Access cPanel through browser web address (Secure Port)

This is the direct way of accessing cPanel using secure port number 2083.

www.yourdomainname.com:2083

Important: If SSL isn’t installed on the cPanel server then by using this method you will probably end up with a warning message.

Option #4: Access cPanel through browser web address (Insecure Port)

Majority of the hosting providers do not have SSL installed on their servers.

So accessing cPanel using insecure port number 2082 is common.

www.yourdomainname.com:2082

Important: Insecure port does not mean that the server is compromised, It only states that you are trying to connect to the server using insecure connection where data is sent from your browser to server in plain text.

WHM Login

Web Hosting Manager (WHM) allows reseller customers to log in to the server.

Even if both of them is owned by cPanel but the purpose both serve is different.

cPanel is for the individual hosting customer, while WHM is for resellers who want to have their own hosting customers.

Both the cPanel and WHM have different port numbers.

Let us check out them too.

whm

Option #1: Access WHM through browser web address

To access WHM, just type in below in the browser.

www.yourdomainname.com/whm

or

whm.yourdomainname.com

If SSL is installed then you will be redirected to port 2087, if not then you will be redirected to port 2086.

Option #2: Access WHM through browser web address (Secure Port)

Port 2087 is a secure port number for WHM access.

www.yourdomainname.com:2087

Option #3: Access WHM through browser web address (Insecure Port)

Port 2086 is an insecure port number for WHM access.

www.yourdomainname.com:2086

Webmail Login

One of the widely used feature/tool by most of the web users is the email accounts.

cPanel provides their users to easily create and manage email ids for the hosted domain name.

So you are thinking now…

Why is it so important to mention webmail login in this guide? 

Well, cPanel email accounts are termed as a webmail.

And I am going to show you the different ways by which you can log in to your webmail.

webmail

Option #1: Access webmail through browser

If you don’t want to bother much about the port numbers, secure and insecure connection type.

Then,

This is the easiest way for webmail login.

www.youdomainname.com/webmail

or

webmail.yourdomainname.com

Option #2: Access Webmail through browser web address (Secure Port)

Port 2096 is a secure port to access the webmail.

If SSL isn’t installed on your server then using this port number you will end up with a warning message.

www.yourdomainname.com:2096

Option #3: Access Webmail through browser web address (Insecure Port)

Port 2095 is an insecure port to access the webmail.

www.yourdomainname.com:2095

Replace www.yourdomainname.com with your actual domain name.

Conclusion

In this guide, I explained all the possible ways by which you can log in to cPanel, WHM, and Webmail.

As a hosting provider, I have seen a lot of customers asking me different queries on login to cPanel, WHM, and Webmail.

Well, I urge you to try all of the above-shown methods and let me know in the comment section which login method you find it convenient.

If you find this guide useful then do share this guide with your friends and colleagues.

Thank you for reading.

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