I have a new VPS account, but how do I log in to cPanel? I'm not looking for WHM.

Discussion in 'Linux VPS/Dedicated - cPanel' started by Neal Fordham, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Neal Fordham

    Neal Fordham New Member

    Hello everyone,

    I've purchased the VPS2 option, and I've set up my nameservers hosting with my domain registrar and have the website pointing to the correct 2 nameservers.

    Along with the welcome email, came this:

    To access cPanel WHM go to:
    Username: root
    Password: XXXXXXX

    I have given this to my coder and he is asking me how do I login to cPanel. Not WHM, but cPanel?

    Any help?
  2. KH-Jonathan

    KH-Jonathan Director of Managed Services Staff Member

  3. peter vijeh

    peter vijeh New Member

    I have the same question, but this link: http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/WHMDocs/CreateAccount has not really been of any help.

    At this point, I have my sites migrated to my knownhost VPS server, wordpress installed, databases setup and all that.

    How to i manage these sites with cpanel?

    How do i access FTP?

    Where is the documentation that I need? I am faced with all these problems and zero resources to be able to solve them.
  4. Dan

    Dan Moderator

    Hello peter,

    In this forum there is a subform called cPanel Howtos and tutorials. In there you will find a post that might help you. You might find one in there that will help with your domain creation problem too although it sounds like there may be something going on there that it won't directly address.

    Although if you migrated your sites using cPanel backups you wouldn't need to create the domains/accounts, install WP, or set up databases as that creates them automatically.
  5. Dave G

    Dave G Member

    If you migrated your sites using cPanel backups this should get you started.
    In your WHM on the left menu find "Account Information" click it, in the center window find " List Accounts" click it you should now see a list of your accounts/domains just to the right of the account/domains you will see the cPanel icon click the one next to the account/domain you want to work with.

    Or you can login the account/domain cPanel directly using https://DOMAIN NAME/cpanel don't worry about the "Connection is Untrusted" just add as a exception.
  6. peter vijeh

    peter vijeh New Member

    Knownhost tech support was able to get things working for me. Apparently my wordpress sites could not write to the server because of restricted FTP permissions- which was solved by switching my PHP handler to suPHP (whatever that means). To the people at knownhost tech support, thanks for saving me on that one.

  7. Dave G

    Dave G Member

    Great and welcome to KH
  8. Naushad

    Naushad Member

  9. KH-Robb

    KH-Robb New Member Staff Member

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