The cPanel is very important when it comes to maintaining your website. You need to login to this software not only to make changes but also to tailor-fit your hosting account details, particularly your emails, file management, and domains.
Even if you’re not a techie person, it is very easy to use cPanel because it has help menu and navigation tools that will assist you as you work on your website or server. But before you gain access to this software, you first need to secure your login information from your host provider. Usually, you can get it from the welcome email you receive from your hosting company. The email will give you direct link to your control panel, along with custom login data like password and username information.
Easy Steps to Log into Your cPanel Hosting
There are two types of protocols you can use in your browser to access cPanel. You can either use http (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) or https (Secure Hyper Text Transfer Protocol). Both can give you access to your control panel without any problem. However, it’s highly suggested that you use https because the information you send using this protocol is more secure.
Aside from protocol, you also need to determine what address you will use in your browser in order to have access to the control panel. You can opt to use your IP address (for example, 188.8.131.52) or your domain (for example, yourdomain.com). If you choose to use your domain name, it’s worth noting that you can access cPanel only after 48 to 72 hours from the time you pointed your domain name to the server. This is to ensure that the domain has undergone propagation across DNS (domain name system).
In order to access a website, a port number is needed. But in most web pages, the number is implied so you don’t have to be aware of it and type it as part of the URL on the web browser. When it comes to accessing the cPanel, however, you need the port number. You need different port numbers for http (unencrypted) and https (encrypted) connection. The port number for http is 2082 and for https is 2083. Don’t forget to type a semicolon before the number.
To illustrate, here are the four different URLs you can use on your preferred browser to access the control panel:
The above URLs will give you the login page for cPanel. All you need to do next is type in the correct username and password to log into the home interface.