What does CPanel use ports instead of virtual directories

jsteel

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Anyone know why CPanel uses non-standard ports instead of just globally accessible virtual directories? I had a customer ask why on earth the Control Panel would be on a non-standard port such that the login couldn't be encrypted using SSL. That's a good question - anyone know why?

Seems silly that with sooo much control over your domain through the CPanel interface that login info has to be sent clear text - same goes for webmail as well.

Things that make you go hmmmm...
 

ecoutez

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Hrmm...

Well, for one thing, you can still use the web interface when Apache is down. This is probably quite a big advantage for admins who aren't yet that comfortable in the shell.

And you can encrypt your password - check out the /securecontrolpanel/ and /securewhm/ redirects - they forward to secure ports. Or just try these...
Secure CP: https://yourserver.com:2083/
Secure WHM: https://yourserver.com:2087/
Secure WebMail: https://yourserver.com:2096/

- Jason
 

unite the cows

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anyone notice a lot of lag when logging in using the secure ports? It seems like more lag than when I log into other sites using secure modes. I dont understand what could be causing it. Anyone have a clue?
 

cass

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secure mode is always slower ... as it's not cached ...
so, every image, every byte comes directly from the server ... (no IE cache, etc.)
this is one reason for what ssl mode is slower ... maybe there's anotherone too :)

Regards.
 

awsol

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Cpanel uses ports cause it is a webserver. If it uses default port 80 it wouldn't work due to apache being bound to that port. Nick used ports that are majority of the time open on a firewall and not used by anything else.