How to change cPanel style

We have updated the cPanel version on our servers, and all shared accounts are re-configured with new styles.

Our themes suggest not only an updated appearance but a new-level performance and reliability as well as a number of new handy tools. Currently, you can choose between five styles – Basic, Dark, Glass, Light, and Retro.


This is the result cPanel was going for, retaining the functionality we all used to but bringing a modern user interface:

The Basic style may be that thing that many users were looking for – simple-clean, flat design, pretty icons, and elegance appealing to the eyes. Nothing extra. Moreover, this layout will be a good solution for those using widescreen monitors and mobile devices for cPanel access.


If you are working during the night it’s a high chance that you will prefer the cPanel dark interface:


A clean and elegant take on the classic style strips away the clutter and leaves only what you need to manage your website. In this minimalist design, the icons were removed, allowing users to quickly navigate to the needed features:


Another minimalist yet easy-to-navigate light theme:


If you feel more comfortable with the old-school x3, feel free to use Retro style provided along with the upgraded cPanel version:

The whole interface and functionality supported by this style resemble the old well-known x3 theme.

However, keep in mind that Retro style is meant to ease the transition to other new styles, and can be considered as a temporary option only. cPanel is planning to remove the Retro style in the future.

So, if you are looking for a new user experience and ready for changes, follow these steps to change your cPanel style:

1. Log in to your cPanel > Preferences section > Change Style menu.

For cPanel Basic Theme:

For cPanel Retro Theme:

2. Here you can see five types of the available cPanel layout. Hit Apply to enable, for example, the Glass style:

3. Once done, the cPanel style will be updated automatically.

That's it!

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