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How to log in to cPanel and change your language setting

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If you've got a web hosting account with cPanel but you're not sure how to access it and change your language setting, don't worry. Here is our step by step illustrated guide for how to do that. It's very easy.

Where to go for your cPanel login

To access your cPanel log in page, simply navigate to your domain name with "/cpanel" on the end (without the quotes). For example http://mydomainname.com/cpanel

Your username and password are in the welcome email from your web hosting company. This will have been sent to you when your account was first set up and activated, typically within 24 hours of you signing up.

If you plan to have multiple domains at one host (we love multiple domains!) then you'll be able to manage all of them via cPanel on your main domain name. In case you're wondering, your main domain name is the one you signed up with at the web hosting company.

OK, now that we've taken care of that, let's take a look at how to change your language settings.

How to change your preferred language on cPanel

There are two methods to do this. The first method is by far the easiest and you can do it without even being logged in. The second method is if you are already logged in.

Method 1 (recommended): Saving language preference before logging in

Navigate to your cPanel login page as described above. You will see a screen like the one below. Now select your language from the list on that screen, or if it's not listed, click on the 3 dots at the bottom right to find all language options (circled in red below):

Screenshot of cPanel log in page - how to change your language setting in cPanel

In my example, I selected French from the list of languages that appeared after clicking on the 3 dots. The screen then changed to French, and when you log in, everything will be in French. cPanel will remember your language setting from the login page and use it for everything even after you've logged in.

Screenshot of cPanel log in page in French - how to change your language preference in cPanel

As you can see, the login page is now in French. This is the easiest way to do it, especially if your cPanel defaulted to a language in which you're not fluent. Even logging in under a different language can be a difficult experience, and there's no need to accept that when you have this easy way to change your language preference. Remember, it'll continue in whatever language you selected even after you log in, so there is no need to change anything further.

Method 2: If you are already logged in

If you are already logged in to your cPanel, you can change your language preference from inside cPanel. Under the home screen, look for the "user" icon near top right. Click on that to get a drop-down menu, and select "Change language" as shown below circled in red.

Screenshot of cPanel home page with menu for changing language

You'll then get to choose from a huge list of languages. cPanel has excellent internationalization, so no matter what your language, you're virtually guaranteed to have it available. Whether you speak French, Malay, Thai, Dutch, Bulgarian, or many other languages, you're covered. What's even better is their support for regional variants; for example you can select between Spanish (español), Latin American Spanish (español latinamericano), or Iberian Spanish (español de España). In the same way, you can select Chinese, Chinese for China or Chinese for Taiwan.

Once you have selected your desired language and confirmed it, cPanel will load in your desired language.

Note: if you are switching directionality (for example, going from a left-to-right language to a right-to-left such as going from French to Arabic), then cPanel will log you out and have you log in again under the new language. This is because it needs to re-orient the entire site to be arranged in the opposite direction, not just the translated words. It therefore has excellent support not just for the words but also for the culturally accepted context of your preferred language.

Conclusion

Above we have shown step by step how to access your cPanel account, and how to change your language preference using two different methods.

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