How to Log into cPanel

cPanel is a web hosting account management tool available on all HostGator Linux hosting plans, including Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS and Linux Dedicated Servers.

You only get one username per cPanel. If you create addon, parked and subdomains, those domains can be accessed by logging in to your main cPanel; you will not have a separate cPanel or separate login credentials.

The username and password to log into cPanel can be found in your welcome email. If you do not have the correct login credentials, please contact HostGator via phone or live chat; or create a ticket for help.

Note: Depending on your operating system and web browser, your computer may display the login prompt slightly different than what is displayed in the video. Although it may appear different, it works the same way.

cPanel Access

You can access your cPanel in any of the following ways:

Option 1:

  • If you are familiar with your server name, here is the best method:

Option 2:

  • Use https and your IP address, followed by the secure port number:
This will produce a browser warning. Please see the following article for instructions on how to bypass this:
Please contact us via phone or live chat if you need your server's secure name.


  • You can only use shared SSL on a shared server
  • The server name for resellers will look like or
  • The server name for shared web hosting customers will look like or

Webmail Access

Webmail can be accessed in either of the following ways: