View Full Version : cPanel long in appears on pages of my site ?

06-23-2009, 05:29 PM

I think I broke the internets again...

I've been building a site using Joomla!, and on certain pages when you go to that page from one of my menu links, my cPanel log in box pops up. I believe it's image related due to the fact that if I do not log in and just close the box, the images on that page don't load.

Trying to trouble shoot it, I went to the folder where I keep the images for that page. The folder is in the /public_html, and the folder permissions are set to 777.

I then went into the folder and changed the permissions for those images to 744 (they we're at 644) and loged out, cleared the cashe and re-loaded the page and still get the cPanl log in box.

Any idea what I am missing / doing wrong?

THANKS !!!! :thumbsup:

06-23-2009, 05:48 PM
In all honestly I would raise a ticket it does sound like Cpanel is foobar'd however you could check the ownership of the directory as that may be incorrect, you may find its set to root or apache, did you use cpanel to install Joomla?

hope that helps! :thumbsup:

06-23-2009, 06:00 PM

Thanks for the prompt reply.

Yes I did install Joomla! via cPanel.

By ownership of the directory, do you mean permissions?


06-23-2009, 07:04 PM
Sounds like something might've gone wrong, and now the ownership of the image directory belongs to cpanel or root or something. I'm almost certain its going to be something the hosting company will need to fix for you.

The ownership of a file is not the same as permissions, ownerhsip is split into 'owner' and 'group' normally shown as owner:group this will normally appear on the far right hand side on a file list in an ftp client (not all of them show this) however you may be able to see if its wrong, but without a high access level (you won't have this with shared hosting) you won't be able to use the chown command on those files, can you overwrite or delete them? if not then thats probably the issue.

Has this issue always been present? or only recently? or just since you installed Joomla! from Cpanel?

hope this helps! :thumbsup:

06-24-2009, 02:39 AM
Yeah the issue was present from the start....I'm now just getting around to it.

Anyway the support responded as below:

"Hi Matt,

All permissions are changed to correct one, but I still not clear in your problem, because as i can see there is a your sites login page under your domain name but not a cPanel login page, so please clarify your problem.

Thank you. "

I've lost my English/Jibbrish dictionary, and or perhaps this is a form of l33t sp3ak that I'm not familiar with....

What do you suppose he means?

I just cleared my cashe etc and re-logged into the site and pulled up the page and it's still poping up the cPanel box...

The request has a number at the end:

Is the "2082" a hint or something to the cause of the problem?

(Thanks for you help with this !!!)

06-24-2009, 05:31 AM
The number at the end is the port. cPanel uses 2082/2083, so if you try to request anything on that port you will be asked to login to cPanel. This has nothing to do with Joomla, although you may have to manage some things from within cPanel/Fantasico. I'm not sure about that, because I've never installed Joomla from cPanel. You could always download Joomla from their main site, and perform the installation for yourself manually.

06-24-2009, 09:39 AM
Haha, sometimes the simplest answers are often the hardest to see, it definately looks like the above reply!

You would never normally specify a port for a regular http website, ports normally specify a specific program or application is being targeted within that domain. I think phpmyadmin normally runs on 10000 (That could be very wrong, but I think it is that) so if you did a simliar with that port it may ask for phpmyadmin login.

hope your all sorted now :thumbsup: