Login to WordPress Dashboard From cPanel

Posted on July 27th, 2019

You can easily log in to WordPress dashboard from the cPanel without the password. Nowadays we all are installing the applications on cPanel using Softaculous. Softaculous is the installer which has lots of scripts available. It has a list of all the available scripts on its control panel that you can access from the cPanel. Once you are on the Softaculous panel, you can choose the application you wish to install. After the application is installed, you can list the installed application details under the chosen session.

Likewise, you can install WordPress on your domains with a single click. Once it is installed, it will list all the installation details under the WordPress session. In that section, you will see an option to log in to the WordPress dashboard, there is no need to know the password. This is only applicable for WordPress which we have installed directly using the Softaculous. If the sites are migrated from the other host, this option will not work.

Access WordPress Dashboard from cPanel

So, follow the steps given below to log in to your WordPress installation directly from the cPanel. It is a very easy task with a few steps.

1) Login to the cPanel account.

2) Navigate to the “Softaculous Apps Installer” menu and you will see a list of scripts available for us to install. Click on the “WordPress” option to navigate to the WordPress installation section.

Login to WP

3) This action will redirect you to the WordPress installation page. You can install a new WordPress from this section. Also, you will see a list of all the WordPress applications installed using Softaculous on the bottom of the page. On each installation, you can see an admin icon, you can log in to WordPress dashboard by clicking on that icon. Clicking on the icon will redirect you to the WordPress admin section. From the admin section, you can customize your WordPress site or reset the password if you have forgotten the password.

WordPress Dashboard

So, this is how you can log in to your WordPress site directly from the cPanel. Let us know if you need any help understanding anything regarding this topic. We are happy to help!

30 Responses to “Login to WordPress Dashboard From cPanel”

  1. Kings Delight says:

    Good day Pls help me asap. I tried to log in to my WordPress site. But it is showing error in database connection. Pls how can I fix it?

  2. Akash Darunkar says:

    Thank you so much! You don’t know how much this helped me…

  3. Tobi Solomon says:

    Thanks very much this idea is going to save me a lot of hassle of building a new website.

    • Radja says:

      hello Guys, i need to know if it’s possible to log in wordpress dashboard previously installed without installing a new one? if possible how?

      • NAGENDRA says:


        Please log in to 》 my.interserver.net 》 Webhosting 》 login to cPanel 》Software 》WordPress Manager by Softaculous. Here you can login to WordPress if you have already installed WordPress for a domain.


  4. Randolph Schreiner says:

    You all helped me for the moment.

    Had my website hosting service transferred from Plesk to cPanel, it was no choice of my own.
    Regardless initially it appeared that I could only see the WordPress files in the phpViewer.

    After searching through this article I was able to detect the right route to identify an old WordPress install.

    So I will simplify because it is a bit different than what appears here.

    1. In cPanel scroll down to the SOFTACULOUS APPS INSTALLER.

    2. Click on WordPress App, on the top bar INSTALL will be the default position. (If you don’t click on INSTALL skip to Step: 4)

    3. It will try to get you to install the whole app. If you click there it will indicate that there are previous WORDPRESS files and will ask if you would like to replace it. DONT DO THIS!!

    4. Instead, on the same tab bar of INSTALL look far to the right and you will see IMPORT. Click on IMPORT.

    5. You will then see 2 Tabs. One will ask to IMPORT FROM THIS SERVER the other FROM A REMOTE SERVER.

    6. Click on the IMPORT FROM THIS SERVER (Since it is likely that the WordPress PHP files are located on the cPanel associated with the current server your WordPress was transferred to from its old server location.)

    7. Then on the right-hand side you will see a button that says AUTO DETECT ALL INSTALLATIONS. This will take you to a new page with a list of current domain names that are associated with the PHP WordPress files that are in the cPanel’s server but not yet identified as being associated with the cPanel’s WordPress access. Pick out the domain address that looks to be the one you are looking for and click IMPORT.

    8. Now go back to the APP screen for WORDPRESS on Softaculous. (Steps 1 and 2)

    9. When you that screen is refreshed you now should see below a header that says CURRENT INSTALLATIONS
    that looks similar to the screenshot shared above with the ADMIN HEAD surrounded in the red box. You will also see the install of WordPress associated with your domain transferred from host with Plesk to the host with cPanel.

    10. When you click on the ADMIN HEAD it should take you to the WordPress interface where you would normally interact with all things WordPress. Hurrah!

    If this helped you, I’m glad.

    • Ram says:

      Randolph, you made my day!! I was going around in circles before I saw this post.

      Thank you!!

    • Noor Mohammad says:

      when i want to logged into my existing WordPress project it gave me this error.

      You don’t have permission to access this resource.

      Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

      how to fix this plz help.

      • Bibin Varghese says:

        Kindly try by disabling ‘Mod Security’ via cPanel >> Mod Security. If the issue persists, please contact our support via live chat or ticket system [support[at]interserver[dot]net], so we can better assist you directly.

  5. adewale says:

    Many thanks.

    I sincerely appreciate.

  6. Anne Nicholas says:

    I really appreciate this solution you have given

  7. imene says:

    Thanks a lot, you are a magician!!!

  8. Garnet Barcelo says:

    My first attempt to install WordPress was declared a success, but each time I tried to log in using the https://mywebsitecom/wp-admin url, I got the 503 error:

    Service Unavailable
    Server currently undergoing maintenance. Webmaster: please contact support.

    I tried Randolph Schreiner’s suggestion, but at step #7 I am told “No installations found !”

    Yet when I go back to step #4 and click IMPORT, I am told:

    The following errors were found :
    WordPress is already installed at http://mywebsite.com as per our records and is being maintained by us!

    This is now my second installation of WordPress, for I uninstalled the first one for these very same reasons. I even tired just using the Quick Install the second time and never selected to have any additional WordPress plugins like Classic Editor added with the install, but the result was the same.

    This is really ridiculous. It is now 4:56 a.m., and I have got to get to bed. I just may have to cancel my InterSever account ─ the aggravation is more than I bargained for.

  9. Lawrence Karoki says:

    Ohhh you are really God sent

  10. Wasiu Oyedepo says:

    Great work you guys are doing. Within a minute I was able to solve my challenge. Thanks and keep this up.

  11. Rahul Mehta says:

    Hi, I am a volunteer for a non-profit and the WordPress admin page is showing an error message: “There has been a critical error on this website. Please check your site admin email inbox for instructions. Learn more about debugging in WordPress.”

    However, some other volunteer set up the website 5 years ago and now, we don’t have the login details for any other backend provider i.e. blue lantern hosting provider or cPanel, nothing. Has someone encountered this problem? How can I solve this issue?

    The website of a non-profit is down because of the debugging issue from the past 2 weeks and any help/ support is deeply appreciated in this regard.

    Thank you in advance for your time and response.

  12. Gloria Lilly says:

    Rahul, I have the same problem and opened a support ticket 4 days ago and still not solved. Each day a different person respond to the same ticket with different responses and requests of me to send them. This is beyond frustrating. I only have
    had this website for a few weeks. Too much trouble and zero help!!!!!! 🙁

  13. Imran ALi says:

    I am unable to access my wp-admin,as i tried it shows me 404 error .please help me

    • Bibin Varghese says:

      Kindly try by disabling ‘Mod Security’ via cPanel >> Mod Security. If the issue persists, please contact our support via live chat or ticket system [support[at]interserver[dot]net], so we can better assist you directly.

  14. Gautam Kumar says:

    my website is boldcrop [.] in
    when i want to logged into my existing WordPress project it gave me this error.

    This site can’t be reached
    Check if there is a typo in boldcrop [.] in.
    If spelling is correct, try running Windows Network Diagnostics.

  15. Farhana Sethi says:

    Hi I have tried to enable SSL certification and it seems it is not validated and now i cannot access admin console even from WordPress Admin Icon. When I tried to open my site it says ‘ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR’.
    Is anyone can help me to remove SSL setting so i can revert back to the previous working site?

  16. BF Stadler says:

    My website is amathuba[.]org[.]za and upolad WP and free WP-theme Astra, but:
    When i want to logged into my existing WordPress via cPanel and different places in cPanel to acces WP dashbaord, it gave me this error.

    This site can’t be reached
    Check if there is a typo in boldcrop [.] in.
    If spelling is correct, try running Windows Network Diagnostics.

  17. Willy imag says:

    Muchas gracias

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