Gen 4 VPS & Dedicated Servers Help

Enable root or admin access to my Gen 4 server

Here's how to enable root (sudo or substitute/super user) access to your managed or fully managed Generation 4 VPS or Dedicated Server. You might need this kind of access to install applications or make high-level changes to your server configuration.

  1. Sign in to your GoDaddy product page.
  2. In your My Products page, select Servers.
  3. Next to the Gen 4 VPS you want to use, select Manage.
  4. At the top of the page, select Settings.
  5. Under Access, next to Admin Access, select Manage.
  6. Select Enable Admin Access (root account sudo access), and then select Save.
Note: If you're using a Windows server and are connected to Secure Shell (SSH) or Remote Desktop Connection (RDC), you must sign out of your current session and then sign in to use admin access.

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