Which URLs to give clients for cPanel, Webmail, etc?

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pkiff
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Which URLs to give clients for cPanel, Webmail, etc?

Post by pkiff » Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:42 pm

I'm trying to figure out which URLs to give out to clients so they can have access to their services, while remaining as much as possible within domains that are branded as theirs or mine.

I read elsewhere on these forums that you can get webmail access directly via:
http://clientdomain.tld/webmail

That works great for me on www2, and it allows my clients to give access to their staff via the same route.

What about for clients with cPanel access?

The best I can come up with is to give them the same cPanel URL that shows up in the PriorityColo - Members - Status page. That URL will look like this (for www2 folks):
http://www2.pcdc.net:2082/ (Non-Secure)
or
https://www2.pcdc.net:2083/ (Secure/SSL)

Is there any other way of setting up a URL to give my clients cPanel access except through the pcdc.net servers?

I've begun to work on customizing the cPanel branding, and finding that pretty easy to sort out, but would like to customize the URL/domain as well, if there were a way to do so...

Phil.

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Re: Which URLs to give clients for cPanel, Webmail, etc?

Post by pkiff » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:03 am

pkiff wrote:What about for clients with cPanel access?
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Is there any other way of setting up a URL to give my clients cPanel access except through the pcdc.net servers?
Heh, found the answer on the cPanel forum while I was investigating the possibility of setting up some complicated redirects and domain masking or something. The actual solution is dead simple, and I should have guessed.

Clients can log into their cPanel account using their own domain simply by adding cpanel onto the end of it like this:
http://clientdomain.tld/cpanel

And, wouldn't you know it, you can access WHM via your own domain as well:
http://clientdomain.tld/whm

Nifty. Works great. Much better configuration for rebranding than my previous reseller host had set up using Plesk.

Phil.

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Post by pkiff » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:25 am

Another quick update.

You can also use:
http://clientdomain.tld/controlpanel

If you want your clients to use the SSL versions of these things, then you can use:
http://clientdomain.tld/securecontrolpanel
and
http://clientdomain.tld/securewhm
but in that case, then when your clients actually log into their account, they will be shifted over to the associated secure pcdc.net server, and so their domain will no longer appear in the address bar.

Phil.

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