Accessing Terminal Interface in WHM

Accessing Terminal Interface in WHM

Today I am going to show you how to access the ‘Terminal’ interface. The Terminal interface allows you to access an in-browser terminal application for direct command-line access within a cPanel & WHM session.

This feature was added in cPanel and WHM version 72 to both cPanel and WHM. It is now easier than ever in browser terminal application to access direct command line within cPanel and WHM session.

Note: – Resellers that do not possess shell access therefore they should use cPanels’ Terminal interface through: cPanel >> Home >> Advanced >> Terminal.

Step 1 – First log in to WHM.

Accessing Terminal Interface in WHM, Hostripples Web Hosting

Steps 2 – To access this feature navigate to ‘Server configuration’.

Accessing Terminal Interface in WHM, Hostripples Web Hosting

Step 3 –Then click ‘Terminal’ interface, Navigate to the ‘Terminal’ interface. A warning message will appear if you are using it for the first time.

Accessing Terminal Interface in WHM, Hostripples Web Hosting

Step 4 – Commands that you enter in this interface whether your server is inoperable, we strongly recommend users who are expert in using this command line interface.

Step 5 – To continue click ‘I understand and want to proceed’. The Command line interface will appear.

Accessing Terminal Interface in WHM, Hostripples Web Hosting

Step 6 – Start typing into Terminal window. Once you execute any command, the ‘Terminal’ interface will show result on the command line.

Accessing Terminal Interface in WHM, Hostripples Web Hosting

Note: –

When you end a session in the ‘Terminal’application, it terminates access to the interface’s terminal window. To open another session, click ‘Reconnect’.

Step 7 –You can access ‘Terminal’ interface from cPanel also. For that, first login to cPanel interface.

Accessing Terminal Interface in WHM, Hostripples Web Hosting

Step 8 – Then search for ‘Terminal’ interface in the search box. Again you will see same warning as in WHM, if you want to continue, then click ‘I understand and want to proceed’ button. The command line interface will open

Accessing Terminal Interface in WHM, Hostripples Web Hosting

Step 9 – Now for accessing ‘Terminal’ interface, your hosting provider must enable the SSH Access and Terminal setting in WHMs’ ‘Feature Manager’ interface. You must have a Root access for WHM and also must have terminal access for desktop and mobile devices.

Step 10 – Let’s try to run top command:

Accessing Terminal Interface in WHM, Hostripples Web Hosting

Now you know how to access ‘Terminal’ interface in WHM!

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Accessing Terminal Interface in WHM, Hostripples Web Hosting

Vishwajit Kale

Vishwajit Kale blazed onto the digital marketing scene back in 2015 and is the digital marketing strategist of Hostripples, a company that aims to provide affordable web hosting solutions. Vishwajit is experienced in digital and content marketing along with SEO. He's fond of writing technology blogs, traveling and reading.