cPanel App for iOS

Recently, cPanel released the cPanel App for iOS which allows you to maintain your server from anywhere you take your iOS device! This means that you can connect your iPhone/iPad directly to your server for cPanel, Webmail, and WHM access. The following guide will show you how to setup the cPanel App using an iOS device.

cPanel is the main software installed on your server that controls various web hosting components of your account. You can use cPanel to create email accounts for your domain, manage your DNS zone records, and much more. cPanel’s Webmail application allows you to send/receive email, view your email settings, and more. If you are a reseller or have a VPS/Dedicated server, you can use cPanel’s Web Hosting Manager (WHM) application to create cPanel accounts, suspend/unsuspend cPanel accounts, and much more.

Important This app is no longer available in the App store.

Installing the cPanel App

Apple’s App Store is where you can find the cPanel App and download/install it. The instructions below will provide the steps to assist you with the installation.

  1. Swipe down from the middle of your home screen to open up Spotlight Search. Type App Store into the search field. Then, tap the App Store icon to open the App Store.
    Spotlight Search displaying App Store results
  2. Once the App Store opens, tap the Search tab at the bottom of the screen.
    App Store home screen Search tab button highlighted
  3. Tap into the search field at the top of the page, type “cpanel“, and then tap the keyboard’s blue Search button.
    App Store search displaying results for cpanel
  4. Then, find the cPanel App from the search results and tap the Get button.
    NOTE: You may need to use your TouchID or passcode to approve and initiate the download.

    cPanel App Get button highlighted
  5. Once the App finishes installing, tap the Open button to open up the App.
    cPanel App Open button highlighted

Congratulations! You have just installed cPanel’s powerful new App on your iOS device. Now it’s time to setup your device to connect with your server.

Configure a cPanel Connection

Once you have installed the cPanel App, you can begin to create connections to remotely access cPanel. The instructions below will guide you through configuring the App to connect to your cPanel.

NOTE: In order to follow the steps you will need to ensure that you have your cPanel username and password. You will also need your server’s hostname.
  1. Find the cPanel app icon and tap it to open the App.
    Home screen displaying cPanel App icon highlighted
  2. Tap the + icon, in the upper left.
  3. Under Server Information, tap on the Name field and type what you would like to name the connection. This is the name that will appear in the connections list, for you to easily identify your saved connections.
    cPanel connection setup name field highlighted
  4. Under Server Information, tap on the Address field and type in your server’s hostname.
    cPanel connection setup hostname field highlighted
  5. Under Server Information, the Service field should have cPanel selected by default. If it is not, tap on the field and select cPanel.
  6. Tap the Settings button, in the upper left, to return to the previous screen and continue with setting up the connection.
  7. Below Authentication, tap on the Username field and type your cPanel username.
    cPanel connection setup username field highlighted
  8. Below Authentication, tap on the Password field and type your cPanel password.
    cPanel connection setup password field highlighted
  9. Below Authentication, tap on the TouchID field. Enabling TouchID will allow you to bypass entering your password each time you want to connect. If you would like to enable this feature, simply tap the TouchID for Login toggle switch. The toggle will turn green when enabled.
  10. Tap the Settings button, in the upper left, to return to the previous screen.
  11. Tap the Connect button at the very bottom of the Settings screen. Successfully connecting will save the connection settings to your cPanel App’s home screen for easy access.
  12. Once you successfully login, you should be familiar with the appearance of cPanel and can begin to navigate as needed. In the lower right, you can tap the Logout button to close your connection.
    cPanel connection Logout button highlighted

Configure a Webmail Connection

Once you have installed the cPanel App, you can begin to create connections to remotely access your email using Webmail. The instructions below will guide you through configuring the App to connect to your Webmail.

NOTE: In order to follow the steps you will need to ensure that you have your email address and password. You will also need your server’s hostname.
  1. Find the cPanel App icon and tap it to open the App.
    Home screen displaying cPanel App icon highlighted
  2. Tap the + icon, in the upper left.
  3. Under Server Information, tap on the Name field and type what you would like to name the connection. This is the name that will appear in the connections list, for you to easily identify your saved connections.
    Webmail Connection Name
  4. Under Server Information, tap on the Address field and type in your server’s hostname.
    Setup Hostname
  5. Under Server Information, tap on the Service field. Tap on Webmail.
  6. Tap the Settings button, in the upper left, to return to the previous screen and continue with setting up the connection.
  7. Below Authentication, tap on the Username field and type your full email address.
    Webmail Username Field
  8. Below Authentication, tap on the Password field and type the password for your email account.
    Webmail Setup Password
  9. Below Authentication, tap on the TouchID field. Enabling TouchID will allow you to bypass entering your password each time you want to connect. If you would like to enable this feature, simply tap the TouchID for Login toggle switch. The toggle will turn green when enabled.
  10. Tap the Settings button, in the upper left, to return to the previous screen.
  11. Tap the Connect button at the very bottom of the Settings screen. Successfully connecting will save the connection settings to your cPanel App’s home screen for easy access.
    Setup Webmail Connection
  12. Once you successfully login, you should be familiar with the appearance of Webmail and can begin to navigate as needed. In the lower right, you can tap the Logout button to close your connection.
    Webmail Logout Button for iOS

Configure a WHM Connection

Once you have installed the cPanel App, you can begin to create connections to remotely access your WHM. The instructions below will guide you through configuring the App to connect to WHM.

NOTE: In order to follow the steps you will need to ensure that you have your main reseller cPanel username and password. You will also need your server’s hostname.
  1. Find the cPanel App icon and tap it to open the App.
    Home screen displaying cPanel App icon highlighted
  2. Tap the + icon, in the upper left.
  3. Under Server Information, tap on the Name field and type what you would like to name the connection. This is the name that will appear in the connections list, for you to easily identify your saved connections.
    WHM Setup Name Field
  4. Under Server Information, tap on the Address field and type in your server’s hostname.
    iOS Setup Hostname in Address Field
  5. Under Server Information, tap on the Service field. Tap on WHM.
  6. Then, click the Settings button, in the upper left, to return to the previous screen and continue with setting up the connection.
  7. Below Authentication, tap on the Username field and type your (main reseller) cPanel username.
    iOS cPanel App Username Field
  8. Below Authentication, tap on the Password field and type your (main reseller) cPanel password.
  9. Below Authentication, tap on the TouchID field. Enabling TouchID will allow you to bypass entering your password each time you want to connect. If you would like to enable this feature, simply tap the TouchID for Login toggle switch. The toggle will turn green when enabled.
  10. Tap the Settings button, in the upper left, to return to the previous screen.
  11. Tap the Connect button at the very bottom of the Settings screen. Successfully connecting will save the connection settings to your cPanel App’s home screen for easy access.
    cpanel iOS WHM Connect Button
  12. Once you successfully login, you should be familiar with the appearance of WHM and can begin to navigate as needed. In the lower right, you can tap the Logout button to close your connection.
    cPanel App For iOS Logout Button

Now that you have setup your connection, you can use cPanel, Webmail, and WHM from your iOS device in the same manner you would from within your browser.

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John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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12 Comments

  • What ever happened to this app! Had all the potential now it’s removed from App Store. Any other alternatives ??

    • The developer simply no longer updated (it’s only showing support through iOS 9 in the app store), so the software was eventually out of date. You will need to pursue any support/development issues with the creator of that application.

      • Well it’s pretty ridiculous that this article says “Updated on January 17, 2022 by John-Paul Briones” when the cPanel iOS App has not been available on the Apple App Store for YEARS. Luckily I downloaded it before it was removed from the App store in 2018 and have kept using it since. But people reading this article might think the App is still available when it ISN’T. If you don’t currently have this App on your device, there is no way of getting it.

      • Hello Brendan – Thanks for your comment. We will look to see how we can best amend the article to let people know.

  • I had the same problem with the app, I got it to work by removing the port number completely (including the ‘:’), Ive successfully set up the cpanel and webmail parts of the app.

  • Dear Sirs,
    i have a webmail https://*******soil.gr:2095/ that works with webmail.

    to configure this webmail via the cpanel app for iphone but when i finish the configuration it writes to me “cancelled”

  • I have installed the Cpanel app on my ipad. I have registered my webmail address. 

    However I want to register additional webmail address, how do I go about it please? 

    • The cPanel App for iOS works the same way cPanel would on your computer. You can follow the steps in our guide here to learn how to add an email account. Although the screenshots will appear different than your iPad, the steps should guide through adding an email account still. I hope this helps!

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