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How to change the root password using WHM?

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cPanel/WHM has all the features so that new users can get used to it within a few days. Resetting the root password is a general practice for security reasons. Let us understand the step-by-step procedure of resetting the root password through WHM GUI.

1. First, login into the WHM panel, or https://IP-address: 2087 or https://server-hostname: 2087.


2. Navigate to Server Configuration → Change Root Password.

navigate to change root password whm

3. Now, enter the new password or you can take the help of Generate button to generate a strong password.

enter the new password for the root using WHM

4. Finally, click on Change Password.

How to change the root password using WHM


Now that we’ve gone over how to change the root password using WHM GUI. This is a GUI method that does not require any formal CLI knowledge. You can easily reset the root password with just a few clicks.

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