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cPanel Login URLs and Ports

In this article, we'll show you how to log in to your cPanel accounts through a web browser.

cPanel offers HTTPS access to the following accounts: - cPanel - WHM - Webmail

Access cPanel through your browser address bar

To log in cPanel enter the following URL in the browser address bar:



Replace the term hostpulse-demo.com with your actual domain name.


As a fallback solution, cPanel provides access through an HTTP proxy on port 80 for a cpanel subdomain:


You can access your webmail accounts using these URLs:




Enter the name of your email account and it's corresponding password in the login form.


If you are a cPanel reseller you can access your reseller account using next URLs:




Where you must enter the username and the password of your reseller whm account, which are different from your cPanel credentials.


You may ask: are there similar steps applicable for FTP account access?

cPanel does not provide common (accessible by all users) FTP interface (similar to webmail clients) where you can log in with your FTP account credentials - these settings can be used only with FTP clients like FileZilla.


All web browsers can access your hosting directory structure on port 80 if you enter your ftp subdomain in the address bar:



But because you are browsing on port 80 you have only read privileges meaning you can browse folders and open files in read only mode. You can also download files but there is no mechanism to upload it back to the server.

Troubleshooting cPanel Login Issues

There is no login form on my login url

If you are not prompted for a username / password when visiting hostpulse-demo.com/cpanel, your domain name may have been just registered and not working yet due to DNS propagation, your domain may not be pointing to correct IP address, or you're using an internet connection that is blocking cPanel ports (some ISP are blocking all ports above port 1000).

Usually trying one of the following will resolve these issues:

  • Use cpanel.hostpulse-demo.com instead of hostpulse-demo.com/cpanel (use the standard HTTP connection on port 80 instead of HTTPS on port 2083).
  • Usually hosting companies provide a temporary cPanel URL to access your cPanel in case your main domain is not resolving the correct hosting server's IP address (check your welcome email or contact support).
  • Create a DNS record for your domain in the hosts file on your computer so the HTTP queries will be sent directly to the server's IP address. When your domain starts resolving the correct hosting IP address, delete the record in the host file.

My username and password are not being accepted

If your username and password are not being accepted when logging into cPanel, it could be either of these issues:

  • Make sure you are using the correct cPanel URL.
  • Make sure your username is entered all lower case, and your password is case-sensitive(for example, password is different from PassWord)
  • You are using an incorrect password. Check our article on changing cPanel’s password.

I do not have a hosting account, I have a domain only account

If you have registered a domain name only, you do not have a cPanel hosting account to login to. If you would like, you can upgrade your HostPulse account to include hosting.

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