Is a secure session possible in the Control Panel?
Am I missing something simple, because I have not figured out a way to have a secure browser session when making changes on my domain through the BlueHost Control Panel.
https://login.bluehost.com/frontend/bluehost/index.html <- 404 file not found
https://login.bluehost.com/frontend/bluehost/index2.html<- 404 file not found
(attempted after login)
They do support a secure login. Just simply go to https://www.bluehost.com/
That gives you a secure login, but as soon as you get to cPanel, you're back to http.
Originally Posted by Early Out
I do not understand they do not make this the only way of using the cpannel, this is an interface to many potential password transfer (ftp etc..) making this plain text is a HUGE security risk IMHO..
Ok and watchout, it does go back to HTTP but not too often ...
Last edited by P00r; 07-09-2006 at 10:14 AM.
Or you can use, youdomain.com/securecontrolpanel
Very nice, I like that option.
Originally Posted by areidmtm
I learn something new everyday here!
very nice - thanks for the info
Originally Posted by areidmtm
I am still in main domain transfer limbo, so I got P00r suggestion to work, but I had to get the correct 'box##' for my server. I got my box number from a secure webmail session so my secure C.P. URL was https://box###.bluehost.com:2083/frontend/bluehost/index.html
Originally Posted by P00r
see http://helpdesk.bluehost.com/kb/inde...root=22&id=180 for information on secure webmail session.
The mail is here.
Originally Posted by brian5678
You box number is usually the last digit of the IP of your website as far as I can tell..
Secure Control panel
will get you into your control panel via a scure connection and keep your secure connection the whole time you are in your control panel.
I registered my domain with Bluehost yesterday. Within about a half hour I was able to view my site via my regular domain name.
I've been around computers and the internet for a number of years, however, I'm an absolute beginner with server-side, web-hosted matter. I setup the domain to learn, play with, and someday create a web site to my liking.
I didn't think about it initially but then became concerned that the Control Panel login from the main Bluehost page is not secure. Via this thread and the Bluehost help page I found a couple of different ways to login to the Control Panel securely. However, the secure login doesn't work for me for my domain or box number.
I replaced the 'box61' in the example link (above) with my own 'box145' number. Firefox and IE both say they can't establish a connection to the server at box145.bluehost.com:2083. Yet I can get a secure login for any other box including box144 and box146.
I'm wondering if I need to contact Bluehost support to get help in resolving my secure login problem? Or am I missing something subtle in how to access to my site via a secure Control Panel login?
NOTE: my domain name matches my forum name