Implement two-factor authentication for cPanel accounts.
To implement two-factor authentication (2FA) for cPanel accounts, you can follow these steps:
Log in to your cPanel account. Make sure you have access to a cPanel-powered server.
Once logged in, locate the "Security" or "Security Center" section in the cPanel dashboard. The exact placement may vary depending on your cPanel theme or version.
Within the "Security" or "Security Center" section, you will find the "Two-Factor Authentication" or "Two-Factor Security" tool. Click on it to access the 2FA settings.
In the 2FA settings interface, you can configure and enable two-factor authentication for your cPanel account.
Check if your hosting provider supports cPanel's built-in 2FA feature. If it does, you may find an option to enable it. Click on the "Enable" or "Enable Two-Factor Authentication" button to start the setup process.
Select the desired 2FA method. cPanel typically supports two primary methods:
Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP): This method involves using a mobile app like Google Authenticator or Authy to generate time-based one-time passwords. Scan the QR code provided by cPanel using the app, and it will start generating one-time passwords for your cPanel account.
Email Authentication: This method sends a unique verification code to your email address. You will need to provide your email address, and cPanel will send a verification code each time you attempt to log in.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup for your chosen 2FA method. This usually involves scanning the QR code or entering the verification code sent to your email.
Once the setup is complete, the next time you log in to your cPanel account, you will be prompted to enter the one-time password generated by the mobile app or the verification code sent to your email.
Enter the correct one-time password or verification code, and you will be granted access to your cPanel account.
It's important to securely store your backup codes or backup QR code in case you lose access to your mobile device or email. These backup codes can be used to regain access to your cPanel account if necessary.
If you encounter any difficulties or have questions about implementing two-factor authentication for cPanel accounts, consult your hosting provider's documentation or contact their support for further assistance. They can provide guidance specific to your cPanel version and hosting configuration.
Implementing two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your cPanel account, making it more resistant to unauthorized access. It's recommended to enable 2FA for all cPanel accounts, especially for those with administrative privileges.