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VPS & Dedicated Hosting: Accessing the System Console

There are various reasons to access the system console. In order to access the System Console, you will need to be logged into WHM. If you have not logged in before, please see: Logging into WHM.

Once logged in:

  1. Open the server tab.
  2. On the server tab, choose the System Console tab.
    Server System Console
  3. Click the View console only button. This will open your system console (a large black window) and should say server login. If not, press enter, and it will appear.
    Server Console Login
  4. Now you'll want to log in as the root user. 
    server login:  root 
    password: your root password
    Note: You will not be able to see the password.
    Server Console Password
  5. Press the Enter/Return key to enter the password.
That's it. You are now logged into your server as the root user.