Terminal in WHM

Valid for versions 82 through the latest version



Last modified: December 7, 2021


The Terminal interface allows you to access an in-browser terminal application for direct command-line access within a cPanel & WHM session.

Commands that you enter in this interface can render your server inoperable. We strongly recommend that only users with command-line experience use this feature.
  • Resellers must possess the Everything ACL for this interface to appear in WHM. For more information, read the Root Access section of our Edit Reseller Nameservers and Privileges documentation.

  • Alternatively, some resellers may be able to use cPanel’s Terminal interface (cPanel » Home » Advanced » Terminal).

  • If you log out of the WHM interface, all associated Terminal interface sessions will automatically close after a short period. Any commands still running in those terminal sessions will continue to run until that session closes.

The Terminal interface

Before you can access the Terminal interface, you must accept the warning notice. Click I understand and want to proceed.

This message does not appear in future sessions.

Terminate a session

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

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