“Your IP Address Has Changed” Please Login Again.

There are 2 situations in which this problem occurs.

  • Your internet service provider (ISP) provides a dynamic IP address or they use short DHCP lifetimes.
  • When you try to login to the same cPanel account via 2 different devices with 2 different IPs.

What causes “Your IP has changed” cPanel error?

This setting validates IP addresses for cookie-based logins. This denies attackers the ability to capture cPanel session cookies in order to gain access to your cPanel & WHM interfaces.

In order to provide you with maximum security, on our platform, Cookie IP validation is set to strict — The system requires that the access IP address and the cookie IP address match exactly.

Otherwise, it will log you out automatically and you will see the error “Your IP has changed. Please login again“.

How to fix “Your IP has changed” cPanel error?

Usually, re-login to cPanel will succeed. But, to fix this permanently, you must ensure that the IP Address remains static.

In order to fix this permanently, please explore the below options:

1) Use a static IP Address

As we discussed, some ISPs constantly change IP addresses. As a result, users must enter the credentials every time to access cPanel.

2) Use the Free VPN in Opera web browser

You can take advantage of Opera’s free VPN which will provide you with a static IP that doesn’t change frequently. Their free, built-in VPN requires no subscription, payment, or additional extensions.

The first step is to download Opera and to install it.

To activate the free VPN for the first time, enable it in Menu -> Settings -> Privacy -> VPN. From now on you will see an icon on the address bar showing VPN status. Simply click on it to trigger VPN service on and off. You can then select your desired virtual location and also see stats on the data used.

Your IP ADDRESS has change. Please log in again (CPANEL/Webmail)


When you try to view a page in cPanel or Webmail, the login page appears with the following error message:

Your IP address has changed. Please log in again.


This problem occurs when either of the following scenarios occurs:

  • You (or someone else) tries to log in using the same account, from two separate devices, at the same time, using different networks.
  • Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) assigns you a new IP address while you are logged in to cPanel.

This is more common on mobile Internet connections but it can happen also on desktop computers with short IP leases.

NOTE: The restriction (error you see) is a default security from cPanel, which prevents your account from being hijacked.

Charles Ajeigbe

Charles Ajeigbe

Director Business Development/Lead Consultant

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