In order to direct traffic to the IP address of your web server, you have to configure your domain’s DNS through either its DNS records or name servers. They are both essential components of the Domain Name System (DNS), but they serve different purposes and work together to enable domain name resolution. Name servers are specialized servers that store and manage DNS records for a domain. If your name registrar and web hosting service provider are separate, you can either edit the DNS with your registrar to point your domain to the name servers provided by your host company or change the DNS records. Generally speaking, you should receive the name servers and IP address in the welcome email when you signing up an account with your hosting service provider. Other than that, you can also find the IP address from the hosting control panel. In this guide, we will show you how to check your server IP from cPanel, one of the most popular hosting control panels in the industry.
Please note that cPanel interfaces can slightly vary based on your hosting provider and the version of cPanel they are using.
Login to your cPanel account through the URL provided by your hosting service provider, and enter your username and password to log in. On the right hand side pane, you should find the General Information where lists basic server information, such as primary domain, IP address, home directory, host username, last login IP address and so on. Look for something like “Shared IP Address”, “Dedicated IP Address”, “IP Address” or “Server Information”. Except the IP address displayed on the screen, you can also click the “Server Information” link to find your server IP address and more technical details.
If you’re unable to find the IP address using these steps, you might want to contact your hosting provider’s support for assistance. Most hosting providers offer multiple contact methods, such as live chat, phone call, email, or a ticketing system. Choose the method that suits your preference and urgency.