Today, your cPanel continues to allow users to access their accounts via a browser or directly through the cPanel account. However, they have recently added two other options, including the external authentication and two-factor external authentication methods.
Access via Browser
When you want to use a browser to get into your cPanel account, just put in one of any of these URLs:
From here, you would have to decide whether to log in via the cPanel portal itself or through an external authentication method.
Accessing cPanel via the Portal
To access your cPanel account via the portal, do these steps:
Using the External Authentication Process
When version 54 of cPanel & WHM rolled out, the External Authentication process came with it. It delivers a greater deal of convenience for users, since they no longer have to keep memorizing usernames and passwords or other login credentials. They can choose from any of the linked third party websites like Facebook, Google Accounts, cPanel ID, and even the portal of your web host service provider and click on it and they will immediately gain access to their account.
In the event that you have not logged in yet to any of the above-mentioned third party sites, clicking on their button for external authentication will result in the appearance of a login interface. Just put in your authentication credentials in provided text boxes. Also remember to authorize the third party account you want to use as your external authenticator.
When you already have a cPanel Store account, cPanel Tickets system account, or Manage2 billing system account, they will serve as your cPanelID for external authentication. In the event that you do not, just register via the page of cPanel Tickets System Registration.
Using the Two-Factor External Authentication Process
The External Authentication Process came along with the release of version 54. However, cPanel & WHM only introduced the Two-Factor Authentication Process (also referred to as 2FA), early this year, for the same version.
Although the standard External Authentication method exceeds the convenience of having to keep on entering your log in credentials, the Two-factor authentication slightly lessens this, but for good reason. The primary goal of using 2FA is to enhance the safety and security of users whenever they try to access their cPanel or WHM account.
When you enable the Two-Factor External Authentication process, you would have to log in with an addition step. Enabling 2FA on your accounts will require you to key in a generated six-digit code. When the code matches the one generated by the system, only then will you gain complete access to your account.