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VPS & Dedicated Hosting: Log in to WHM



Set your Root Password

Before you can log in to WHM, you need to create a Root password. Take Note, the instructions below are available for Legacy accounts only.  For Bluerock accounts please proceed to Log in to WHM.

  1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click performance in the submenu.
  3. Locate the access management - root section.
  4. Enter a new root password.
  5. Re-enter the new root password.
  6. Click the update button once done.
    vps-performance-access-management

    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.

Bluerock

Before you begin, please log in to your Bluehost control panel.

  1. Click the Advanced 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.
    rock-shared-ip 

Legacy

  1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Under the hosting tab from the navigation menu that stretches across the top of your screen, click the Manage IPs from the submenu.
  3. Look under the IP Address column for Primary Server.
    whm-loginroot

    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).