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How do I find the URL for my web hosting control panel?

To set up a Managed SSL (MSSL) certificate with the GoDaddy MSSL Service, you must provide the URL for your third-party web hosting control panel. This is the URL for the web-based interface you use to manage your third-party server and hosted services — not the URL you use to access a Content Management System (CMS) such as WordPress.

  1. Contact your third-party hosting provider and request the URL for your web hosting control panel.
  2. If your provider can't provide a URL, ask them to identify the type of hosting control panel used with your account.
    • This information might be useful because hosting platforms tend to use a consistent URL structure for their hosting control panels. For example, the hosting control panel for a cPanel is usually in the format https://coolexample.com/cpanel.
  3. If you aren't sure who your hosting provider is, use an online service like WhoIsHostingThis.com to learn more about your hosting platform.

Here are some examples of the most popular hosting control panel URLs. You'll need to use your own domain name or IP address in place of coolexample.com.

cPanel

  • https://coolexample.com/cpanel
  • https://coolexample.com/2087

Plesk

  • https://coolexample.com:8443
  • http://coolexample.com:8880

WHM

  • https://coolexample.com:2087
  • http://coolexample.com:2086

AWS

  • Use https://aws.amazon.com/console/ to directly access your AWS hosting control panel.
  • For GoDaddy to install and configure the Managed SSL on your server via Secure Socket Shell (SSH), you'll need to provide the hosting IP and the root user credentials or a user with sudo permissions.

Azure

  • Use https://portal.azure.com/ to directly access your Azure hosting control panel.
  • For GoDaddy to connect via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), you'll need to provide the IP address or URL you're connecting to as well as the username and password.
Note: URL formats such as http://coolexample.com/wp-admin, http://coolexample.com/administrator and http://coolexample.com/admin are not URL paths to hosting control panels. Instead, they're the login URL for WordPress, the login URL for Joomla, and the login URL for various other web-based applications including Magento, the open-source e-commerce platform.

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