cPanel username change

asked May 31, 2012 in General by TheRock (920 points)
My website was recently hacked. So to make sure everything is perfectly clean, I am resetting everything back to zero. I have a shared hosting (on hostgator), and I was wondering if it would be possible to change my cPanel’s username without causing any major problems.

appreciate your advice

thank you

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answered May 31, 2012 by WebProX (12,200 points)
It sure is possible to change your cpanel username password, specially that you mentioned that your resetting everything is your site to zero. You need to contact your hosting provider and ask them to do it. Some hosting providers won't allow this or would charge you extra for it, but I think host gator does.
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answered May 31, 2012 by lionhost (4,060 points)
yes it's possible to change your cpanel username. However if you still have aplications such as wp or mysql then there will be some breakage and errors and you will need to edit the config files for those apps.