Knowledgebase: Virtual Private Servers
How do I change my VPS root password?
Posted by Brian F., Last modified by Brian F. on 24 May 2020 10:44 AM

To change the root password on your cloud compute via SSH:

  1. Login to your cloud compute via SSH as the root user (KB: How to login to cloud compute via SSH)

  2. Once you're logged in as root, issue the following command to the terminal: passwd

  3. Follow the appropriate prompts to change your root password.

  4. If successful, you'll receive the following message: "passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully."



To change the root password on your cloud compute through your client area:

  1. Login to your client area at https://my.hawkhost.com/clientarea.php

  2. Select 'Services' from the navigation and then 'My Services' from the dropdown:



  3. Locate your cloud compute from the services list and click the cloud compute service.

  4. You will be taken to the "Manage Product" page. From this interface look for the "Manage Your Server" section, specifically the "Password" field:



  5. Click the "Change" button next to the "Password" field. Enter your new password into the form, and then complete the process by clicking "Change" again:

 

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