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How to access WebHost Manager

This article describes how to log in and log out of WebHost Manager.

Logging in to WebHost Manager

There are several ways to log in to WebHost Manager. Use whichever method is most convenient for you.

Method #1: Log in to WebHost Manager directly

To log in to WebHost Manager directly, follow these steps:

  1. In your web browser, type the WebHost Manager address for your web site. The address is either or, where is your domain name.
    You can also use the address, where is your domain name. In some situations, this may be the only way to access WebHost Manager (for example, if you are behind a firewall that blocks port 2087).
  2. In the Username text box, type your A2 account username.
  3. In the Password text box, type your A2 account password.
  4. Click Log in. If you have entered the correct username and password, the WebHost Manager home screen appears.
Method #2: Access WebHost Manager from cPanel

To access WebHost Manager from cPanel, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the Advanced section of the cPanel home screen, click WebHost Manager. The WebHost Manager home screen appears.
Method #3: Access WebHost Manager through the A2 Hosting Customer Portal

To access WebHost Manager through the Customer Portal, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Customer Portal.
    If you do not know how to log in to the Customer Portal, please see this article.
  2. On the menu bar, click Services, and then click My Services:

    Customer Portal - My Services menu

  3. Locate your reseller hosting package, and then click Manage.
  4. Click Login to WHM. In a separate window, the Customer Portal automatically logs you in to your WebHost Manager account.

Logging out of WebHost Manager

You should log out whenever you have finished using WebHost Manager, because this notifies the web server that you have finished your session. If you do not log out, the server automatically closes your session after a set period of time. However, there is a small possibility that an attacker could exploit the open connection before this automatic logout occurs.

To log out of WebHost Manager, follow this step:

  1. On the top menubar, click Logout (USERNAME), where USERNAME represents your A2 Hosting account username.