Terminal in WHM

Valid for versions 82 through the latest version



Last modified: September 29, 2020


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).

The Terminal interface

Before you can access the terminal application, 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 application, it terminates access to the interface’s terminal window. To open another session, click Reconnect.

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