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Q: Accessing Cpanel from behind firewall. ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Accessing Cpanel from behind firewall.
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: philbert-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 25 Jan 2004 10:57 PST
Expires: 24 Feb 2004 10:57 PST
Question ID: 300072
I have done a bit of preliminary research on this and so far the
answer appears to be negative. But I thought id check with the experts
before I give up hope altogether!
Is there any way to access Cpanel without using port 2082
(, etc). I am behind a strict
firewall that I cannot change.
Thanks in advance for your help.

Clarification of Question by philbert-ga on 27 Jan 2004 02:15 PST
What has happened to Google Answers? It used to be such a great
service. However now you only need to look at all the unanswered
questions (including mine) to realise that there is something
seriously lacking. Maybe Staff??
Anyway I?m very disappointed and I'm moving over to another service.
Subject: Re: Accessing Cpanel from behind firewall.
Answered By: mosquitohawk-ga on 05 Feb 2004 20:11 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Greetings philbert-ga,

I am very sorry you've had to wait so long for an answer, but I have a
solution for you so I hope you'll still be pleased.

I own a hosting company and we use CPanel for our customers.  I had a
client recently who had the exact same problem you are describing, and
I suggested the solution I will provide you below, and it worked like
a charm for him.

Take a look at this script: 

Installation requires that you have access to cPanel, so you need to
use a system that isn't behind a firewall to install it.

There are instructions embedded in the php file, but here's what I did
to get it to work for me.

1) Load up cPanel ( or 
2) Add a subdomain called cpanel. 
3) Copy the script cpanelproxy.php to the /public_html/cpanel/ directory. 
4) Modify (or add) the file /public_html/cpanel/.htaccess to include
the following 3 lines:

RewriteEngine on 
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/cpanelproxy.php 
RewriteRule .* /cpanelproxy.php [last] 

That's it. Once your subdomain is available, you can use to get into cPanel and Webmail.

I'm sure this will solve your problem for you, good luck with your endeavors!


Request for Answer Clarification by philbert-ga on 06 Feb 2004 01:05 PST

Do you know if this could be used for vDeck aswell?

Clarification of Answer by mosquitohawk-ga on 06 Feb 2004 15:35 PST
Of that I'm unsure.  I can email the owner of the program if you like,
or you can email him directly from his website as well.

Let me know if you prefer I contact him.

philbert-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you. Well worth the wait!

Subject: Re: Accessing Cpanel from behind firewall.
From: projectandrew-ga on 19 Jul 2004 02:42 PDT
If you are the server administrator, I have written a HOW-TO on
installing cPanel Proxy for all domains:

HOW-TO: cPanel Proxy 0.4.1

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