What is WHM (Web Host Manager)?
Web Host Manager, or WHM, is a powerful program that allows administrative access to the back end of cPanel. Reseller accounts get basic WHM. Dedicated Servers and VPS accounts get root WHM (also called rWHM), which has features that require root access to the server enabled.
Log In To WHM
The address you use to log in to WHM can be found by using either the IP of the server or your domain name (assuming it points to the right place).
http://yourdomain.com:2086 (where 'yourdomain.com' is your actual primary domain name)
https://18.104.22.168:2087 (IP of the server you are logging into)
The login credentials will be present in your product Welcome email. The login username for VPS and dedicated servers will mostly likely be root. The login username for reseller's is the same login you use for your cPanel account. If you do not have or don't remember the info provided in the welcome email, please contact Support.
Reset Your WHM Password
From the WHM login screen, you can reset your password by completing the following steps:
Click Reset Password in the lower, right-hand side corner of the screen
Enter your billing account email and password in the appropriate fields
Click Continue; the login box will display 'Working' as it loads your account information
Select the account for which you would like the password reset
After you enter a new, valid password twice, click Reset Password
Note: if you DO NOT see the password reset option, you can reset your WHM password via your Customer Area (it's the same as your cPanel password).
If you are still having trouble resetting your WHM password, contact us at Support so we can assist.
VPS AND DEDICATED SERVERS
To change the root password for your VPS or Dedicated Server:
Log into WHM
Click the Server Configuration icon on the home screen
From the Server Configuration menu, click Change Root Password
In the New Password field enter the desired new password
In the Confirm New Password field retype the new password
Click Change Password to confirm your changes
If you have a VPS or Dedicated Server and are having continued difficulty resetting your password, contact us and we'll help you out.
To reset the root WHM password on your account, we may request additional information to verify your identity. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
More Info about WHM
For more WHM documentation check out the WHM User Guide or our Knowledgebase articles about WHM
If you have any issues or questions please feel free to enable a Support ticket so that we may help you out.