Logging into your webhost or server via cPanel should be straightforward but if you’re a newcomer to the webmaster’s world, here’s a quick guide on just how to do it.
- Open your favorite browser and just type the URL format:
While this is the most common way to log in to your cPanel, another alternative and the most reliable way is to type the format: http://yourdomain:2083
NOTE: Some webhost require the URL format: http://cpanel.yourdomain.com. If the format mentioned above doesn’t work, please ask your webhost provider.
In some cases when you just purchased a new webhost, the webhost company will provide you a temporary cPanel login URL which looks like this: http://servername.hostcompany.com/
- Now, hit enter on your keyboard. You will be presented with the cPanel login box.
- Enter your cPanel username and password.
The cPanel username and password should have been provided by your webhost when you first sign up for any of their hosting plans/packages.
- Now, click the “Log in” button.
That’s all. You should be redirected to the cPanel Admin Dashboard.