Change cPanel Language

If you prefer using another language or want to change the language back to English, then you can change that in the Preferences section.

Where to Change cPanel's Language

Where you change the language will depend on which cPanel "style" or theme you are using.

Modern Themes

In the Basic, Retro, Paper Lantern and similar themes, the link to change the language is located in the drop down menu at the top of the screen.

Contact Information Link in Paper Lantern Theme of cPanel

x3 Theme

In x3 and themes based on x3, it will typically be located in the Preferences section (although some hosts may move the icon into another section).

Contact Information icon in the x3 theme of cPanel

How to Change the Language in cPanel

Video Tutorial

Step-by-Step Directions

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Click on the Change Language icon or link.
  3. Select your desired language from the drop-down list.
  4. Click on Change.

Settings Apply to Hosting Control Panel

The language setting in cPanel only sets the language for the web hosting control panel, and typically does not change the language of your web host's billing system, which may be different.

Available Languages

The available languages will vary host by host, depending on what languages they have installed and enabled.  Some of the languages typically available include:

  • English
  • Arabic
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Latin American Spanish
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Dutch
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Chinese

More languages are available from cPanel. The available languages will vary from web host to web host.

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Article Updates

We decided to add a quick video to the article, as well as mention some of the languages that are available.  We also added a mention that these settings only apply to the hosting control panel, and may not apply to your web hosts's billing control panel.

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The Complete Hosting Guide

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Article Updates

We updated the article to include screenshots of the Paper Lantern theme and x3 themes, and pointed out that where you change the language is different depending on which cPanel theme you are using.

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