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9/11/2014 – Exploring Your cPanel Ports

Posted by Jamison on 11 09 2014.

If you want to be good at anything, you need to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills to be able to perform a task well. No matter how challenging a task can be, you need to understand the processes involved so you can accomplish the task and drive incremental results. This also stays true to website management. When you are managing an account or a website, you need to understand the basic and advanced tools that are involved in improving your site or upgrading your webpages.

 

Knowing more about your website and account will also make you more efficient. When you are working with cPanel hosting provider, learning is easier and faster. You do not have to be a website expert for you to apply the tools and features of cPanel. cPanel is the most popular panel among paid hosting providers. It is a graphical web-based web-hosting control panel, designed to make administration of websites easy. It handles all aspects of website administration in its interface.

 

One of the most important things you should know about cPanel is checking whether the ports are open. This is important because there are instances where you will experience issues with non-standard HTTP ports cPanel works with. You can open cPanel via any of the following:

 

  • http://yourdomainname.com/cpanel
  • http://yourdomainname.com:2082
  • http://cpanel.servername.com

 

You can experience cases when local firewalls allow only access to sites on port 80. In such cases, use the last URL. Note that the third address is a web based proxy which provides you with the option to access your cPanel via the default HTTP port 80.

 

You may check if the ports are blocked executing the following commands:

 

Here is a step by step process if you are running Windows:

 

  1. Click Start on the menu.
  2. Click Run on the menu.
  3. Type cmd on the text box.
  4. Type telnet yourdomainname.com 208
  5. Type telnet yourdomainname.com 2082

 

Here is a step by step process if you are running Linux:

 

  1. Start your Linux/Mac OS console terminal.
  2. Type telnet yourdomainname.com 2083
  3. Type telnet yourdomainname.com 2082

 

If the port is not blocked the results should look like the following one. Trying IP_of_the_server ( 10.10.10.10 for an example )

 

Being familiar with this process enables you to maximize the potential of your site. By simply following the instructions, you can perform the task without having to hire an expert or a professional to do it for you. With cPanel, you can easily navigate through your account, update what needs to be updated, upgrade necessary details, and improve what you think can help your business grow.