WHM (Web Host Manager) is a control panel that allows users to administer multiple cPanel-based sites from a single location. It gives you administrative access to your dedicated server or virtual private server. It also enables a hosting company to manage a client’s account. WHM is also a control panel for resellers. You can change the settings for multiple cPanel accounts. This tutorial provides you a clear vision about WHM logging in and further more.

Username and password

You can use the same username and password that you have used for logging into cPanel. This is because your reseller cPanel owns the users which are created through WHM. Thus, it is suggested to use the same cPanel username in WHM too. Access will be granted for using the same cPanel password.


1 stepLog into AMP.

2 step :  Click the WHM button under your account name.

Log into WHM from AMP


If you have root access and log into WHM as the root user, you can unlock unique rights and advanced options on your VPS or dedicated server. It’s simple. All you have to do is log in as usual, using “root” as the username and the root password you requested. When you log in as root, you’ll discover that you have a lot of options and functions.

1 step :  First, log into AMP.

2 step :  Click Root WHM under the account name.

Screenshot of AMP account section selecting 'Root WHM'


There are two different ports in which WHM operates.

2086 which does not use SSL

2087 that uses SSL

Using various domain names you can login WHM. When you login over SSL encrypted connection option, you will get an extra security.

  • https://hostname.com:2087 – This is the URL to log into WHM using SSL for a secure connection. You may receive a warning from SSL .So you may accept and continue.
  • https://example.com/whm and whm.example.com – These URL can be used in case of non SSL.


If you log into cPanel as the hosting account owner or a reseller, knowing how to access cPanel from WHM prevents you from needing to type in your WHM URL or log into AMP.

1 step :  Log into cPanel.

2 step :  From that select Webhost manager.


If you are unable make a connection, then the reason would be because of the block of your respective ports on your local network.

URL will go over the proxy port 80 if you use the whm.example.com. You will not encounter any problem with port 80 because it is the standard internet port.

That is all ! You have now learnt how to log into your WHM.