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How to change your cPanel password [Easy Guide]

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It is very crucial that everyone should know how to change cpanel password so that you won’t fall victim into the hand of hackers, because you logged in to some unsecured places or it may be that your computer steals your information.

The objective of this article is to show you how you can reset your lost password or change your current cpanel password for security reasons.

The main username and password are the same for cPanel login, FTP login, and MySQL database access.

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When you change your cPanel password, this will automatically changes your main FTP password and main database password because cpanel reserves the passwords of all these admin backend to be the same.

Any FTP users and Database users you created are not affected. Already existing email accounts you created are not affected also.

cPanel password enables you to log in to cPanel, MySQL, SSH, and your primary FTP account.

You should always change your login details because your computer stores sensitive information which some software that steals user information can spy.

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Since you’ve gotten some brief info about changing this, lets dive into the steps you should follow to change it.

Changing your cPanel password

To change your password, follow below steps carefully.

Step #1: Login to your cpanel

Your cpanel URL will be sent to your email address once you bought your hosting account. Depending on the hosting company, it may look like yourdomain/cpanel.

Something like this –

You can as well login to your hosting company’s dashboard to see your hosting details.

Step #2: Go to preferences

On a successful login to your dashboard, scroll down until you get to preferences.

Then click on password & security.

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Step #3: Change password

A new page will open up once you’ve clicked on Password & Security.

In that page, you’ll be asked to input your old password, your new password that you wish to be using.

When you’re typing your new password, the password strength detector will be showing you the strength of your new password.

If you don’t know how to choose a strong password, you can use the password generator tool to generate a new strong password for your cpanel. Here is the reason.

Remember to save changes when you’re done.

Note: If you change your password, you will end your current session – Which you have to login again.

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How to recover a lost cPanel password

If you’ve forgotten your cpanel password, this means that you cannot use above step to change it.

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Follow instructions below to reset your password.

Step #1: Enter your cpanel URL

Based on your hosting company and your hosting plan, your cpanel URL may look like or

Step #2: Click on reset password

Once the URL opens, click on reset password. From research we discovered that some hosting company’s cpanel login page don’t have a link to reset your password from that page.

If your login page is like that – it means that you have to contact your hosting company support for help.

Step #3: Enter your recovery email

After clicking on reset password from step #2 above, a new page will open where you’ll be asked to enter the email address you used while registering with your hosting company or your cpanel username.

Step #4: Reset cPanel password

Click on the reset password button that will be shown to you in order to reset your password.

Step #5: Recover your cPanel password

A new email containing your reset link will be to the email address you provide in the previous steps.

Now follow the instructions in the link to reset your password and have access to your cpanel again.


I’ve shown you how to change your cpanel password and how to reset lost ones.

In case you encountered more issues resetting your lost password, make sure to contact your hosting customer support center.

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