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Changing the username for your cPanel account
Updated Sunday February 21st 2021 / Category Web Hosting

Before Proceeding

Before going ahead with this kind of change, please keep in mind that there may be some changes you need to make to your website and other files, to ensure your website continues to function without any issues. They are:

  • Changing the username will break any MySQL connections currently being used in files referencing the previous username and updating those files are my responsibility
  • Any files using absolute paths are my responsibility to update

You will be prompted to acknowledge these points when changing the account’s username.

Update the username

  1. Login to VIPControl
  2. Click on My Services at the top of the page
  3. Click on cPanel Hosting
  4. Click on Manage next to your cPanel web hosting service
  5. Click Change next to Username under cPanel and FTP Details
    VIPControl Username Change
  6. Input the new username into the New Username field that appears
  7. Read and acknowledge the points under Confirmation by checking the boxes next to them
  8. Click Change Username
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