Changing your password directly in Linux is a fairly easy process. However, you should normally be able to make the necessary changes needed, directly from a control panel such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, InterWorx, Plesk or many others, if installed. If not, please follow the step-by-step process outlined below.
Upon completion, you will be able to start using your new root password rather than the previous root password.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in contact with our VPS hosting team for further assistance.
Be careful changing linux server root password cause if you mess it you may lock down the whole server and cannot administrate it after that if you do not have KVM access.Posted by TameMelis - Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012 11:24 AM
Note in Plesk 11 the root password and the Plesk control panel password are different. Common mistake done buy newbie hosting providers :)Posted by Patrick - Mon, Jul 16th, 2012 9:40 AM
You can do this via administrative part of Plesk. Your domain name and then port 8443 with https:// there will find the section to change the server‘s root password.Posted by Mikiama - Fri, May 25th, 2012 8:10 AM
Good old way via SSH :passwd rootPosted by tinel - Fri, May 18th, 2012 11:22 AM
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