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How Many Passwords Does A Web Hosting Client Need to Remember?

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We often get clients who are overwhelmed with the amount of passwords they need to remember when setting up a hosting account. This article attempts to explain what each password is for and where it would be useful for you.

How Many Passwords Does A Web Hosting Client Need to Remember?

How Many Passwords Does A Web Hosting Client Need to Remember?

 

Where is this password needed? Where will I find this password? How can I reset this password? What can I do with this password?
cPanel yourdomainname.com/cpanel An email with the subject “Account Information” would have been automatically sent to you upon account creation. You can visit the Billing and Admin Area at https://hostingxtreme.com to reset the cPanel Password.  You can control all the functions in your web hosting account.
FTP When using an FTP client to transfer files using port No. 21 The default FTP account password is the same as the cPanel Password. For sub accounts, the password is set using cPanel. For the default password: Reset the cPanel Password. For sub-accounts: Reset sub-account passwords through cPanel’s FTP accounts section. The FTP Password is needed to transfer files to and from your hosting account online.
Email When using webmail at yourdomain.com/webmail or when using a mail client to download mail on a phone or PC. This password is set in cPanel when your email account is created. The email password can be changed after logging into the webmail account or if you have forgotten your password, you can reset it through cPanel.  The email account password allows you to use Outlook, Thunderbird Mac Mail and similar programs to access mail through IMAP or POP3 on a phone.
Billing and Admin https://hostingxtreme.com Client Area This password is generated when you signup for a new account at HostingXtreme. The password is usually not sent in plain text in an email when you setup the account. The password can be reset by visiting the “Request a Password Reset” link on the Client Login page. With this password you can Open a Support Ticket, Manage your Hosting, Domain Names and other Services with us, you can see billing details and transaction history and also purchase new products and services from HostingXtreme. 
Databases Required when you are installing a Content Management System, blog or web application. The password is set when you create the database user. You can reset the database password through the cPanel MySQL Databases >> Users section. This password is usually put into the configuration or dbconnect file of your CMS or web application.
WordPress When logging in to the WordPress admin area (usually at yourblog.com/wp-admin) The password is set when you install WordPress. If you used Softaculous to install WordPress, then you will receive the password by email. You can reset the WordPress Admin password through PHPMyAdmin in cPanel. Your entire WordPress site or blog can be controlled with this password.

 

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