This post is aimed at knowing the cause and how to fix IP Address change on cPanel. Many of us using cPanel must have come across this error message, “Your IP address has changed. please log in again” multiple times on accessing your cPanel Dashboard.
This message sometimes shows after a successful login message and sometimes your cPanel dashboard will load then redirect back to the login interface. This post will put you through a simple trick to fix it. Just read to the end.
What Is cPanel?
cPanel is a control panel that helps you manage the backend of your hosting dashboard. It simplifies the hosting management process by providing a graphical user interface and lets you accomplish tasks with a couple of clicks.
What are the uses of cPanel?
Uses of cPanel include but are not limited to;
- Connect domain names to your hosting.
- Set up emails for your site.
- Install WordPress or other Content Management System (CMS)
- Back up your website.
- Upload files to your server.
- Check your bandwidth and other usage stats.
- Change various security settings.
What is the cause of “Your IP address has changed. please log in again”?
This most likely occurs when your Network IP changes constantly (Dynamic IP Address) by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and cPanel is protecting you from possible session hijacking by automatically logging you out when this change is detected.
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How to fix it “Your IP address has changed. Please login again” on cPanel
There are two approaches I normally use to get rid of this problem while accessing my cPanel dashboard
#1 Accessing your cPanel dashboard using cpanel.yourdomain.com.
This involves writing cPanel as a subdomain followed by your website domain. This solution works out of the box.
If the #1 solution does not work for you follow the second solution below.
#2 Accessing your dashboard using a VPN
VPN is the short for Virtual Private Network, it works by routing your device’s connection to the internet through your chosen VPN’s private server rather than your internet service provider (ISP). Therefore, when your data is transmitted to the internet, it comes from the VPN and not the ISP.
As highlighted earlier, the major reason for IP address change message while trying to access your cPanel dashboard is the continuous change in your IP address by your ISP.
VPN helps to stabilize your IP while accessing the internet. This helps to get rid of cPanel login issues.
There are bunch of free VPN Extensions available. All you have to do is to add the VPN extension to your browser, select a sever location and finally, turn the VPN on. You can get a free VPN extension from your browser extension depot.
In my case, I’m using Edge browser, so I got mine (Edge VPN) from Edge Add-ons
Hopefully one of these two solutions will help you fix/get rid of “Your IP address has changed. please log in again” error message while trying to navigate your cPanel dashboard.