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VPS & Dedicated Hosting: Log in to WHM

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The root password will be required anytime you would like to log into WHM. This article will explain how to log in to WHM on your VPS or Dedicated hosting account and how to reset that password.

Note: The WHM tab becomes visible exclusively when the customer has VPS hosting.



Set your Root Password

Before you can log in to WHM, you need to create a Root password. 

  1. Log in to your Bluehost Account Manager.
  2. Click Server from the left side menu.
  3. Navigate to the Access Management tab.
  4. Fill out the boxes by entering a new root password.
  5. Re-enter the new root password.
  6. Click the Update button once done.

    The root account is the user with read-and-write privileges to all files and folders on your server. Ensure that this password can not easily be guessed and is not a password used for other accounts.

 

Log in to WHM

The root password must be set before you can log in to WHM.

Generally, if your domain is already pointed at and resolving to Bluehost name servers and the server IP, you can log in at the following URL:

http://insertdomain.name/whm

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If that doesn't work, you'll need to know your server's IP address.

Before you begin, please log in to your Bluehost Account Manager.

  1. Click the Server tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
  2. From the left side, navigate to the General Information section to locate your Shared IP Address.

That is your server's IP; with your server IP, you can log in to the WHM at either of the following URL's:

http://your.server.ip:2086
https://your.server.ip:2087 (For SSL login)

No matter which URL you use to access the WHM login screen, you must use the following credentials:

Username: root
Password: Your newly created root password

Note: We offer a full WHM with root access for VPS and Dedicated Hosting owners. For more information, please visit this article VPS & Dedicated Hosting: Root WHM (rWHM).

If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us via Chat or Phone:

  • Chat Support - While on our website, you should see a CHAT bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Click anywhere on the bubble to begin a chat session.
  • Phone Support -
    • US: 888-401-4678
    • International: +1 801-765-9400

You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.

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