Bluehost Web Hosting Help

How to Access the System Console

There are various reasons to access the system console.  You can manage your server from the command line here. .

If you have not set your root password, please see:  Setting your Root Password

  1. To begin, log into your Control Panel.
  2. Once logged in, you'll want to go to the server tab
    go to server
  3. On the Server tab choose the System Console tab.
    go to console
  4. 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.

    console_login
  5. Now you'll want to log in as the root user.
    server login:  root
    password: your root password

    Please note that you will not be able to see your password.

    console_root
  6. Press the Enter/Return key to enter the password.

That's it. You are now logged into your server as the root user.

Knowledgebase Article 7,032 views bookmark tags: dedicated root vps whm (updated 434 days ago)


Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?


Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:





Recommended Help Content

Enable Non Legacy Backup on Dedicated or VPS Servers

This article will explain how to configure your dedicated or VPS server to use the new (non legacy) backup system. (updated 20 days ago)

VPS or Dedicated Hosting - Enabling Sudo Access

How to quickly grant sudo access from the control panel (updated 692 days ago)

cPanel says "You are logged in using the root or reseller password."

Explanation of the cause of the warning and how to remove it. (updated 284 days ago)

Related Help Content

How to edit PHP Configuration

How to edit PHP Configuration --- VPS or Dedicated (updated 434 days ago)

Access Mail Logs on Dedicated or VPS Servers

This article will explain how to view the email logs on a Dedicated or VPS server. This may be usefull if you are experiencing trouble with your email. (updated 104 days ago)

VPS or Dedicated Hosting - Assigning Dedicated IPs

How to assign a dedicated IP to a domain on a dedicated server. (updated 624 days ago)

Unable To Open Backup on Dedicated or VPS

How to fix inaccessible backups on Dedicated or VPS servers due to backup size. (updated 104 days ago)

VPS or Dedicated Hosting - Reseller Account Transfers

To help with transferring of accounts from other servers to your account. (updated 803 days ago)

Error Code 500 on Dedicated and VPS Servers

This article will explain some common causes for 500 errors on Dedicated or V.P.S servers. (updated 124 days ago)

Changing the OS on a VPS and Dedicated

This article explains the proper procedure for requesting an OS Reload. (updated 564 days ago)

VPS or Dedicated Hosting - Installing an SSL Certificate for a Website

To help with installing an SSL certificate for an account on a dedicated server through the WHM (updated 120 days ago)