How to Restart a VPS or Dedicated server using WHM

December 1, 2022 / cPanel & WHM

The VPS/Dedicated servers are the best and class-one in terms of performance. You can restart it when you need to install and configure the software. The restarting process of a dedicated server is explained in this article.


Note- It is suggested not to restart your server frequently. As it may cause other issues.

Follow the steps:

  1. Log in to WHM.
    Login to WHM
  2. Search for the “System Reboot” option from the left-hand side of the screen.
  3. You will find two options under it. “Forceful Server Reboot” and “Graceful Server Reboot”.
    System reboot
  4. In the case of emergencies like an attack by a hacker, one should always select the “Forceful server reboot” option. The server will restart immediately without shutting down any open programmes. However, there is a chance that the programme files will become corrupted as a result of the forced shutdown.
    Forceful server reboot
  5. If not, we advise you to select a “Graceful server reboot”, which will let running processes finish before shutting down. Even if it takes some time, this method is the safer one.
    Graceful server reboot
  6. Select as per your requirement and click on the “Proceed” button as shown above. It will take some time depending on the option you choose.

This way your VPS/Dedicated server will be restarted. If you want help, contact our support staff or you can also post your query on our web hosting forums. A participant in our community will likely have a response for you.


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