In today’s world it is a really good idea to change your password on a regular basis. It’s becoming an increasing problem with so much cyber crime and you don’t want to be the one caught out! We recommend that you change all your passwords at least every 2 months. In addition, there might be occasions when you might have even mislaid you password and need a new one. These scenarios are something that it very easily sorted with cPanel’s easy to use visual interface.
Cpanel Password Change
It couldn’t be easier – the process to change your password is as follows:
Login to Cpanel. Navigate to Main heading “Preferences” —-> Click on to “Password and Security” button.
It will ask you for your username and email address. A dialogue box will ask you to “send security code” to your email address.
You will then receive this code which you must enter on the system.
Once this is completed the reset password screen will appear asking you to enter the new password twice. Then click “submit” and your new password is then accepted
- If you have your old password, enter it here and follow the simple instructions to create your new password
- If you don’t have the old password then you simply need to contact Cheap Hosting and we can reset this for you.
- The stronger the password the better – use a mix of capital, lower case, numbers and symbol character.
- If you enter a weak password, our system will reject it and ask you to supply a stronger one, this is for your protection! To achieve this follow our guide below
- You will need to logout of Cpanel and then log back in using your new password for the change to be completed.
- In the unlikely event that you experience difficulties through the Account Management Panel (AMP), please contact our 24 hours a day/7 days a week technical support team who can be accessed via telephone/chat / email. Please see details below. If you are not the owner or administrator of this account you will need to access the owner’s details to login to Cpanel as the passwords are not visible to ourselves.
The importance of a strong password
Most password attacks come from hackers using their computers to guess your password. The hacker runs a script that runs over and over again trying to crack your password. The longer your password and with multiple sets of characters the better.
Hackers use known dictionaries of words or passwords and runs the script against them until they find a match. The key is not to use common words or strings such as 12345
The technical name for stronger passwords is higher entropy. In theory you can use up to 94 characters and the more complex the password you chose, the greater difficulty a hacker will have, so give thought to higher, lower case, numbers and symbols to create it.
If you have any further questions or comments, please let get in touch with the team at CHEAP HOST through live-chat or email.