Terminal for cPanel

Valid for versions 84 through the latest version



Last modified: May 11, 2022



Commands that you enter in this interface can render your cPanel account inoperable. We strongly recommend that only users with command-line experience use this feature.

The Terminal interface allows you to access an in-browser terminal application for direct command-line access within a cPanel & WHM session.

  • This interface only appears if both of the following conditions are true:

    • You possess shell access.
    • Your hosting provider enables the SSH Access & Terminal feature in WHM’s Feature Manager interface (WHM » Home » Packages » Feature Manager).
  • For information on how to identify and contact your hosting provider, read our How to Identify Your Hosting Provider documentation.

  • This feature only appears if your hosting provider’s server profile enables it.

  • If you log out of the cPanel interface, all associated Terminal interface sessions will automatically close after a short period. Any commands still running in those terminal sessions will continue to run until that session closes.

The Terminal interface

Before you can access the Terminal interface, you must read and accept the warning notice. Click I understand and want to proceed.


This message does not appear in future sessions.

Terminate a session

When you end a session in the Terminal interface, it terminates access to the interface’s terminal window. To open another session, click Reconnect.

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