How to Change Passwords on an Unmanaged VPS Using Virtualizor

This article covers how to change your root password for an unmanaged VPS that uses the Virtualizor administration interface.

  1. Log in to the Customer Portal.
    If you do not know how to log in to the Customer Portal, please see this article.
  2. On the top menu bar, click SERVICES, and then click MY SERVICES:

    Customer Portal - Services - My Services

  3. Locate your unmanaged VPS, and then click Manage:

    Customer Portal - Services - Manage button

  4. On the Server Information tab, under VPS Information, click the Settings tab:

    Customer Portal - VPS - Settings tab

  5. Select Change Password in the lefthand pane. Enter your new password.

    If you need help discerning if your password is strong enough, please consult A2 Hosting’s knowledgebase article How to Create a Strong Password.

    Change your unmanaged VPS root password

  6. After you’ve entered your new password, click Change Password.

  7. The prompt below will appear after you’ve clicked Change Password. Click Ok:

    Successfully changed unmanaged VPS password

  8. You will now need to shut down your VPS. To do this, click on the Poweroff the VPS icon (which is located under VPS Information) as seen below:

    VPS powerdown icon

  9. After you’ve shut down the VPS, you will see the following prompt. Click Ok.

    Successfully powered down the VPS

  10. You will now click on the Start/Stop the VPS icon, which is located to the left of the Poweroff the VPS icon:

    Start/Stop the VPS icon

  11. Your password has now been updated for Virtualizor.

Article Details

  • Operating System: Linux Hosting
  • Product: Unmanaged VPS
  • Level: Beginner

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