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It's best practice to rotate all your passwords on a regular basis. It's important to maintain security for your root password due the the access root provides to your server. Having root access on a Linux server is similiar to having adminstrator access on a Windows computer.

You must have root access to your server to update the root password. 

Changing your Root Password in WHM

  1. Log into WHM.
  2. Select Server Configuration from the main menu.
  3. Select "Change Root Password."
  4. change_root
  5.  Enter your new root password (twice) and select "Change Password."
It's important that you notify InMotion Hosting of your new root password since it is in the agreement you accepted when you requested root access to the server.

If you need further assistance please feel free to contact our support department

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n/a Points
2017-06-13 5:08 pm


this does not work.   I want to change to root password to something intelligible that I can remember.  How do I do this?   I can change from the AMP menu not the WHM menu.

10,734 Points
2017-06-13 5:18 pm
Are you seeing a specific error? Or, is there a way we could replicate the issue?
2015-01-06 9:15 am
Yes I have Scott! Alot of options seem hidden from my WHM.,
43,761 Points
2015-01-06 9:19 am
Hello Saad,

It sounds like the WHM thinks you are not logged in as the root user. If you are certain you are using 'root' as your login and still not seeing the correct things, you will want to contact our Live Support so they can take a look at the account with you and correct any problem.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2015-01-06 6:53 am

I am unable to do this?

43,761 Points
2015-01-06 8:58 am
Hello Saad,

This is only available for those that have had their root access activated. Have you done that yet?

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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