Changing your cPanel password is essential for maintaining the security of your website and data. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to change your cPanel password for a generic web hosting provider. If Hostjelly has a specific way of handling cPanel access or any unique requirements.
How to Change Your cPanel Password:
- Login to cPanel:
- Navigate to Preferences:
Once you’re logged in, locate the section named “Preferences.” It may vary slightly based on the cPanel theme or version, but it’s typically towards the bottom.
- Click on “Password & Security”:
Under the Preferences section, click on the “Password & Security” option.
- Enter the Current Password:
For security reasons, you will be asked to enter your current password.
- Enter New Password:
You’ll see fields to enter your new password. Make sure to choose a strong password that includes a combination of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and special symbols.
Most versions of cPanel have a password strength checker. It’s advisable to ensure your new password rates as “Strong” to prevent potential unauthorized access.
- Confirm New Password:
Re-enter the new password in the “Confirm New Password” field.
- Change the Password:
Click on the “Change your password now!” button or a similar prompt.
- Logout and Login Again:
It’s a good practice to log out of cPanel and log back in with the new password to confirm the change has been successfully applied.
Important: If you ever forget your cPanel password, you may need to contact Hostjelly support or use the password reset function typically available on the cPanel login page.
Keep in mind that while this guide is specifically written for Hostjelly, the process might be similar for many hosting providers that use cPanel. However, always refer to the official documentation or support channels of your specific hosting provider for the most accurate and up-to-date information.