Official cPanel iOS App

Back in January, cPanel released their official iOS app and have subsequently released a few updates since then. In its current form it is still rather basic but it can be useful nonetheless. Upon running the app for the first time you’re prompted to enter server and login information for cPanel, WHM or Webmail.

You’ll notice the ability to enable TouchID. This is particularly handy so that you don’t have to re-enter login information again, you can simply use TouchID to authenticate just as many other apps already take advantage of. Unfortunately, that’s pretty much the extent of this app. When you connect to WHM you’ll see the standard web interface which is not mobile friendly.

The cPanel interface is better since Paper Lantern does serve up a more mobile friendly page.

Webmail is probably the most usable, but only if you use Horde. Squirrelmail and RoundCube are not mobile friendly.

The¬†official cPanel mobile app is long overdue and a step in the right direction but¬†they’ve only just touched the surface of what is possible. Right now it’s not much more than a glorified password manager for cPanel services. That said, most will find it easier to use than trying to constantly login via a mobile web browser. Hopefully future updates will provide greater native functionality. Give it a try and let us know your thoughts!

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