How do I enable root access to my (dv)?
For security purposes, (dv) Dedicated-Virtual Servers are not provisioned with root access enabled by default. Root access can easily be enabled via the admin section of the AccountCenter.
1. Log into your AccountCenter and select the primary domain for your (dv) Dedicated-Virtual Server from the Domains drop-down menu or the Admin button or the primary domain, see Figure 1:
2. Select the Root Access & Developer Tools tool, see Figure 2:
3. Click on Enable Root Access, see Figure 3:
4. Enter and confirm your password after agreeing to the warning prompt. Use a password that is "strong" enough to pass our strength test as shown below and click Change. For more information, please read this article: Strong password guide.
You now have root access enabled on your server!