VPS passwords are specific to each VPS and are encrypted to each virtual machine during deployment. That said, there are multiple methods for resetting a SkySilk VPS root password.


RESET A VPS ROOT PASSWORD FROM VPS DASHBOARD VIA FULL SYSTEM RESET:


1. Login to your SkySilk account.

2. Select the VPS in question.

3. Choose the RESET tab and confirm.


*Please note this option will reset the entire machine to its original state, but will allow for you to set a new root password. If you want to retain your machine's data and also have an SSH Keypair set, you can reset your root password via the method below.


RESET A VPS USER PASSWORD USING PRIVATE SSH:


1. Connect to VM using your private key:

ssh -i /path/to/id_rsa root@server.ip


2. Reset the root password (type the following command in the command prompt ending each line with pressing the Enter button on the keyboard):

passwd <user>
Enter & Confirm New Password
exit

 <user> is typically 'root' unless you have specifically made and are trying to log in as a user other than root.