The following article provides detailed information for how Web Host Manager (WHM) can be accessed through your web browser.
What is my WHM Username and Password?
Since cPanel is tied into WHM, you use the same cPanel username and password combination to log into WHM, as you would to login to cPanel. Your reseller cPanel user owns the cPanel users that are created (by you) through WHM. These cPanel accounts are referred to as the child accounts because they are owned by your parent (reseller) cPanel account. Therefore, to log into WHM, you would need to use your reseller cPanel username. Since this cPanel user is assigned reseller privileges, WHM access is granted using the same cPanel password.
NOTE: If you change your cPanel password, your WHM password is changed as well.
How to Access WHM from within AMP
- Log into AMP
Under your account name, click the WHM button.
WHM root Access Login
If you are in a VPS or Dedicated hosting environment, you can request root access and log into WHM as the root user in order to unlock special privileges and advanced options. It’s easy. All you need to do is use “root” as the username along with the root password you requested and log in as normal. Once you are logged in as root you will notice a lot of features and options available to you. But remember: with great power comes great responsibility.
Access WHM from AMP as Root
NOTE: You can reset your password using the Change Root Password.
How to Access WHM from Your Domain
WHM operates over two different ports:
- 2086 (does not use SSL)
- 2087 (Uses SSL)
You can log into WHM using variations of your domain name. Some of the options log you in over an SSL encrypted connection, and others don’t. For security reasons, we recommend you always login over SSL. The following is a list of various URLs you can use to log into your WHM:
- https://hostname.com:2087 (SSL)
NOTE: Be sure to replace hostname.com in the example above with the hostname of your server.
NOTE: As you are using a secure (SSL) connection, if your hostname uses a self-signed certificate, you may receive an SSL warning. It is safe to accept the warning and continue.
- http://example.com/whm (non SSL)
- whm.example.com (non SSL)
If you are unable to connect to your WHM with example.com/whm or vps####.inmotionhosting.com:2087, you may have a block on those ports. Using the whm.example.com URL will go over the proxy port 80. Port 80 is the standard internet port so you should have no problem connecting with whm.example.com.
Congratulations, now you know how to log into your WHM!