How to change your root password in WHM

Best practice security procedures for server management recommend changing your administrator passwords on a regular basis. As the WHM root password unlocks access to a wide variety of server and hosting settings, keeping your password secure is critically important.

To change the root password, first log in to the WHM dashboard. In the WHM search box, type in “root” and select Change Root Password, under Server Configuration.

WHM dashboard

Enter the new password twice, using a combination of uppercase, lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. Alternatively, use the Generate button to create a random, strong password on your behalf.

Change Root Password

Click the Change password button to complete configuration.

If you notice any problems or if you need any help, please open a new support ticket from your HostPapa Dashboard. More details on how to open a support ticket can be found here.

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