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Four Ways to Access WHM

Posted by Allison on 13 01 2017.

Nowadays, there are many different ways to access your WHM account. One is through the use of a browser, second is through the WHM portal itself, third is to use the External Authentication, and third is to enable the Two-factor Authentication process.

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:

 	https://192.168.0.1: 2087 — Gain access to your account via an encrypted connection through an IP address.
 	https://mydomain.com: 2087 — Gain access to your account via an encrypted connection through your own domain name (in the example above, replace “mydomain” with the real name of your domain).
 	http://192.168.0.1: 2086 — Gain access to your account without the use of an encrypted connection through an IP address.
 	http://mydomain.com: 2086 — Gain access to your account without encryption using your own domain name (in the example above, replace…

Nowadays, there are many different ways to access your WHM account. One is through the use of a browser, second is through the WHM portal itself, third is to use the External Authentication, and third is to enable the Two-factor Authentication process.

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:

  • https://192.168.0.1: 2087 — Gain access to your account via an encrypted connection through an IP address.
  • https://mydomain.com: 2087 — Gain access to your account via an encrypted connection through your own domain name (in the example above, replace “mydomain” with the real name of your domain).
  • http://192.168.0.1: 2086 — Gain access to your account without the use of an encrypted connection through an IP address.
  • http://mydomain.com: 2086 — Gain access to your account without encryption using your own domain name (in the example above, replace “mydomain” with the real name of your domain).

Like how you would access your cPanel account via a browser, you would also have to do the same thing for WHM after you enter any of the above mentioned URLs. You can either log in through the WHM portal or use one of the external authentication processes.

Using the WHM Portal to For Account Access

To gain access to your WHM account, just perform these steps:

  1. Enter the correct WHM username in the provided “Username” text box.
  2. Enter the corresponding password for the WHM account in the “Password” text box provided.
  3. Click on “Log in” button.

Taking Advantage of the External Authentication Process

During the time that cPanel & WHM launched version 54, they already included the External Authentication process with it. When you use the External Authentication process, you definitely will enjoy a higher level of convenience, since you do not have to keep repeating the steps discussed previously. This nifty feature is perfect for people who do not like or have a hard time memorizing critical log in information or credentials.

Choosing the External Authentication process will allow you to use the same credentials you have for a number of third party accounts, like Google or Facebook. You can also use your cPanel ID as well as your web host provider’s portal as the external authenticator. All you have to do once you get to the log in page is to click on the corresponding third party site you want to use as the authenticator.

Keep in mind though that you would have to log in to these third party sites as well when you want to use the External Authentication process. Just in case you have not logged in to them, when you click on the corresponding button for the external authenticator, a login interface page will pop up. Just enter the credentials you use for that provider, click “Log In” and you will gain access to your WHM account.

Just make sure you also provide authorization to the provider so that you can use it as the external authenticator for your WHM account.

Enabling the Two-Factor External Authentication Process

The Two-Factor Authentication Process (2FA) only rolled out early this year, for cPanel and WHM version 54.

When you enable this authentication process, you would put more safety and security value in your account, as this procedure will require you to enter a system-generated six-digit code. As long as the code you key in matches the system-generated one, you will then already gain access to your WHM account.