How to prevent cPanel web access login


Well-Known Member
Nov 20, 2005
How can I turn off the web access/control panel for cPanel but still allow users to login through FTP?

Reason why I ask is because I host a some what public FTP server where users can upload files that are related to a game. I setup the account through cPanel and have the directories disabled so if a user tries to connect to the site via http it will just show a permission denied. However, they can use the username/password and login to the cpanel control panel if they know the link, which isn't hard to figure out. So how can I disable it?


Well-Known Member
May 20, 2003
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
You should never be using the cPanel login for something like this. Create and addon FTP account instead. Users will login to it with whatever name you choose. Like, [email protected] for example. On login they only have access to that exact directory you give the addon FTP account on creation.

They can poke your cPanel login all day and won't get in with the addon FT users login details.

You should change your cPanel password to something very strong as well.