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How do I change my VPS root password?
Posted Wednesday April 30th 2014 / Category VPS

To change the root password on your VPS you will need to use the command line using SSH. Please follow these steps:

  1. Login to SSH on your VPS.
  2. Once connected issue the following command:
    passwd root
  3. This will bring up a new line where you enter your new password, press enter.
  4. Now re-enter the same password, press enter.

This will have now successfully changed your root password. Please ensure you set it to something complex, an alpha-numeric combination, which is not based upon dictionary words.

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