How to change a cPanel password in WHM

The cPanel is a widely used control panel among hosting providers and web developers. It is typically paired with a web host manager (WHM), which offers administrative control over the server and enables the creation of multiple accounts on a single website. The cPanel dashboard provides various features for data tracking, SEO, statistics, MySQL, and web files. These features are among the many reasons why the cPanel is so popular among hosting providers and web developers.

As a hosting provider, you will likely use a web host manager (WHM) to create cPanel accounts for each customer. While the cPanel dashboard may seem complicated at first glance, this article will explore everything you need to know in order to change passwords. In addition, understanding what web hosting is and how it works will help you to better utilize the cPanel features.

Introduction to cPanel

The cPanel is a powerful tool that hosts providers offer to customers. Although it is not free, it is well worth the subscription fee. The cPanel is private to the website owner and can be accessed using your username and password. Keep your login details safe to protect your website from intruders.

How to Change a cPanel Password?

For security measures, it is advisable to change your cPanel password from time to time. Your cPanel gives you access to your website. To change your password, you need to log in to your web host manager as the root user. Here is a step-by-step process to change your cPanel password.

Step 1: Accessing your account

To change your WHM password, log in as the root user and navigate to "Home" >"Account Functions." Under "Password Modification," enter your new password and click save.

Step 2 – Selecting an account

It is important to choose the main account when changing passwords on different websites. Avoid any password errors in the future by selecting the primary account.

Step 3 – changing password

If you want to change your password, enter your new password in the "New Password" box. You will need to confirm your new password by entering it again in the "Confirm Password" box. If you would like a randomly generated password, you can click the "Generate" button. Please note that if you use the auto-generated password, it may be difficult for you to remember. However, this option is more secure as it includes a variety of characters and special symbols.

Step 4 – confirm the change

If you would like to change your password, please click the "Change Password" button. This will automatically create a new password for you and give you access to your cPanel.

Understanding the Functionality of the cPanel Interface

There are many things you can do on your cPanel. It's an interface with a lot of features that can help you build your website. In this section, we'll explore some of the things you can do on your cPanel.

Install software

If you're looking to build a website, one key thing you'll need to do is install a content management system. These days, most website owners use WordPress. The cPanel makes this process easy, as it comes with auto-installers that provide a simple way to install different software packages. You can see several of these auto-installers in the image below, located in the Autoinstallers section.

Add domains and subdomains

Once you register with a hosting provider, you can configure a domain during the process. It serves as the primary domain that houses your business. Adding a new domain is relatively easy, as you can see from the image below.
Assuming you have a primary domain, you can add two different types of domain names depending on the host. These include addon domains and subdomains. The Addon domain is a separate domain name different from your main domain. For instance, if your primary domain is "abcd.com," your addon domain can be "mysite.com."
On the other hand, the subdomain is an addition to your primary domain name. Using our previous primary domain, if you were to add a subdomain, it would be "mysite.abcd.com."

Upload files

There are two ways to upload files onto your web server through cPanel - FTP accounts and File manager. The latter option lets you upload files directly into the server via your web browser, which can be more convenient than using a third-party FTP program. However, keep in mind that the File Manager may not be as effective as an FTP program when it comes to uploading large files.

Security

If you're looking to increase the security of your website, cPanel is a great resource. It offers tools like an IP Address deny manager and password-protect directories, which can help block traffic from specific IP addresses and protect certain folders on your server with a password, respectively. Using these features can help keep your website safe from potential threats.

View Error logs

Most website owners neglect the "view error logs" functionality because they don't know how it works. It allows you to view different errors your website might have encountered. It's an invaluable tool to diagnose what is happening to our website. You can view the error on the server in the visitor stats section, where you will see "Error Log."

Wrapping up

As a website owner, it's important to have a server management tool that you can rely on to keep your site running smoothly. cPanel is a great option that offers a lot of functionality to help improve performance. Whether you're using shared or dedicated hosting, cPanel should be a top priority.

For security purposes, it's essential that you change your cPanel password regularly. We've shown you the easiest way to do this so there's no excuse not to stay on top of it. Remember, your username and password are key to keeping your site safe from unwanted visitors.


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