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How To Access cPanel - What You Need / Where To Find cPanel

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After purchasing a web hosting plan, you can manage your website with the help of cPanel, a well-known web-based management panel. It offers a graphical user interface along with utilities that make hosting a website easier. Whether you need to set up email accounts, manage databases, or configure website settings, cPanel offers robust functionalities in one platform. This article will guide you through the steps to access cPanel in your account.

What I Need to Prepare

You need to be able to log into your account to perform this task. You will be required to know:

  • The username for your account - This is the domain associated with your account or your cPanel username.
  • The password for your account - This is set when you create the account, and it can also be reset later if you forget.

    Tip: If you have forgotten your password, please see How to Reset Your Login Password.

How to Access the cPanel

We recommend accessing your cPanel through your Account Manager.

Logging in Through Account Manager

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Click the Hosting tab from the side navigation.
    Bluehost Dashboard highlighting 'Hosting' tab
  3. Under Quick Links in Server Information, click on CPANEL.
    Bluehost Dashboard highlighting 'CPANEL' button under Quick Links

Logging In From Your Website

If your domain is live on our servers, you can access your control panel from any browser by typing the following into your address bar:

  • Standard Login: http://example.com/cpanel
  • Secure Login: https://example.com/securecontrolpanel

Note: You must replace "example.com" with your actual domain name.

Logging in Securely

If you need to log in to your box securely, you can use the following URL:

  • Secure Login: https://box#.Bluehost.com:2083

Note: You must replace the # with your actual Bluehost server number.

Problems Logging In

Unable to Log In

You must log in to avoid using incorrect credentials. Double-check that you've spelled your domain name correctly, without the "www" but with the extension (e.g., example.com), and that your password is being entered as it was created. Our passwords are case and character sensitive, so ensure you haven't accidentally turned on your caps lock.

Important Note: As a security precaution, many failed logins attempt within a few minutes will lock your account. If this happens, wait about two hours and then try again. If you've forgotten your password, please see How to Reset your Password.

Unable to Access the Control Panel (cPanel)

The cPanel login uses port 2083, which is occasionally blocked by a personal or corporate firewall.

Note: If you receive an error, the page cannot be displayed when logging into the control panel. It is most likely because your firewall is blocking the control panel's port.

Try using https://login.Bluehost as an alternative. If this does not work, you must contact your local administrator to open the ports (2083, 2082). You can check if this port is open using our web-based port-checking tool, Bluehost Port Test. Blocked Ports will display a broken image instead of the green one.

cPanel Admin Page

Once successfully logged in, you'll see the cPanel admin page as the nerve center for website administrators and hosts. As a web-based hosting control panel, cPanel offers a user-friendly interface with tools and functionalities that streamline website and server management tasks. From email setup and domain configurations to database management and security protocols, the cPanel admin page is the gateway to efficient web hosting operations. Here's the current cPanel admin page version 110.0.9 using the Jupiter theme:
cpanel-home-page-jupiter

If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us via Chat or Phone:

  • Chat Support - While on our website, you should see a CHAT bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Click anywhere on the bubble to begin a chat session.
  • Phone Support -
    • US: 888-401-4678
    • International: +1 801-765-9400

You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.

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