This is very strange behavior. My cPanel is looking very distorted when I log in from mydomain.com/cpanel but is fine if logged in through <server ip>/cpanel. When I use Chrome to check for errors I see some CSS and images are getting the 401 error. Below is a screenshot of my cPanel. I called tech support and they weren't able to answer my question and help me fix the situation! Not sure if CloudFlare has anything to do with it, but I did install it three days before this post was up. I went into CloudFlare and make sure cPanel is bypass.

Distorted CPanel

Bump! Will put out bounty soon!

  • Are you accessing via HTTPS when logging in through <server ip>/cpanel? And plain HTTP when accessing through your domain?
    – MrWhite
    Jan 18, 2013 at 13:12
  • Not access through HTTPS, but I did install CloudFlare two days ago. However, on CloudFlare cPanel is bypass so it shouldn't go through CloudFlare at all.
    – KJYe.Name
    Jan 18, 2013 at 13:49

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This issue is caused by CloudFlare. For whatever reason CloudFlare would put you into a loop when you attempt to login to your cPanel with www.yourdomain.com/cpanel. The fix is simply place a direct in from of your domain name such as direct.yourdomain.com/cpanel and it would fix this issue or per CloudFlare.com Accessing cPanel with CloudFlare. Thanks for all that responded.

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