Restarting a KnownHost VPS or dedicated server can be accomplished several different ways, depending on how you're connecting and logging in and whether or not you're using a control panel.
WHM is built to make routine server administrative tasks quicker and easier, so why not use it for restarting the server?
If you're a DirectAdmin control panel user, restarting the server can be done directly from within DirectAdmin.
Arguably faster and easier than using a control panel, a VPS or dedicated server can be restarted via SSH by connecting to the box and issuing a one line command!
Step 1 - Login to the server using SSH (as root) Step 2 - Enter the command:
REBOOT (for a graceful restart)
Step 3 - For a forceful restart change the command to:
Step 4 - A similar alternative of this command is:
Note: There are some 1)differences between the Shutdown and Reboot commands. Shutdown is a runlevel 0 event versus Reboot which is runlevel 6. Signal differences to the hardware can mean that logged events for the two methods appear differently, but in the real world most users will find that either/both will result in the box restarting, which is the desired effect.