How to Change Your Plesk Root/administrator Password?

Plеsk, onе of thе lеading control panеls for managing wеb hosting accounts. One of the fundamеntal steps in maintaining your sеcurity is regularly updating your passwords. In this guide, we'll walk you through thе various mеthods to change your Plеsk password, еnsuring your account rеmains sеcurе.

Steps to change the password of the subscription’s system user in Plesk using the command line:

Step 1. If you're using SSH, open a terminal or command prompt and connect to your server using SSH. If you're using RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol), launch your remote desktop client and connect to the server.

Step 2. Once connected to the server, open a terminal or command prompt window (if using SSH) or open PowerShell or Command Prompt (if using RDP).

Step 3. Execute the following command, replacing ``, `user`, and `password` with the actual domain name, system user login, and the new password you want to set:   

plesk bin subscription --update -login user -passwd 'password'

Step 4. After executing the command, verify that the password has been successfully changed by attempting to log in with the new password.

By following these steps, you can change the password of the subscription's system user directly on the server using the Plesk CLI.

Steps to change the Plesk Administrator Password using the command line

To change the password for the Plesk admin user, please follow these steps:

Step 1. Use Remote Desktop to connect to the server where Plesk is installed. Log in using administrator credentials.

Step 2. Once logged in, open the Command Prompt. Press `Windows Key + R` to open the Run dialogue, then type `cmd` and press Enter.

Step 3.  In the Command Prompt, enter the following command:

plesk bin admin --set-admin-password -passwd "MyPassword"

Replace `"MyPassword"` with your desired password within the double quotes.

Step 4. After executing the command, you should receive a confirmation message that the password has been reset.

Step 5. Log in to Plesk using the new password to ensure it has been successfully set.

Following these steps, you can reset the password for the Plesk admin user on your server.

Step 1. Open your web browser and navigate to the Plesk control panel login page. Enter your credentials to log in as a Service Provider.

Step 2. Once logged in, navigate to the "Customers" tab. Find and select the customer account for whom you want to change the subscription's system user password. 

Step 3. Locate and click on the "Change Login Info" option within the customer account. This action will allow you to modify the login credentials associated with the subscription.

Step 4. In the prompted interface, you can type a new password or generate a random one. Input the desired password in the provided field.

Step 5. After entering the new password and making any necessary adjustments, apply the changes to save them.

Steps to change the password of a subscription's system user in Plesk from the Power User view:

Step 1. Log into the Plesk control panel using your credentials.

Step 2. Once logged in, click the "Edit Profile" option in the navigation pane. This option lets you modify your user account settings, including your password.

Step 3. In the prompted interface, enter the new password you wish to use for your account.

Step 4. Re-enter the newly chosen password to confirm it and ensure it matches the one you initially entered.

Step 5. After confirming the new password, click on the "OK" button to save the changes to your profile.

These steps should guide you through changing the password for a subscription's system user from the Service Provider and Power User views in Plesk.

Steps to change the Administrator's password from the Plesk panel:

Step 1. Open your web browser and navigate to the Plesk control panel login page. Enter your Administrator username and current password to access the panel.

Step 2. Once logged in, locate and click on "Change Password". This will take you to the password change interface.

Step 3. In the provided fields, enter your current and desired new passwords. Ensure your new password meets any complexity requirements specified by your system administrator.

Step 4. After entering your new password, confirm it by typing it again in the designated field. This helps prevent any typing errors.

Step 5. Once you've confirmed your new password, click the "OK" button to apply the changes. Your Administrator password is now updated.

That's it! You've successfully changed the password of the Administrator account in Plesk. Remember to keep your new password secure and consider updating it regularly to enhance the security of your Plesk control panel.


Changing your Plеsk password is a simple and crucial step in maintaining the security of your hosting account. By following thе stеps outlinеd in this guidе, you can еnsurе that your account rеmains protеctеd against unauthorizеd accеss. Rеmеmbеr to choosе a strong and unique password, and considеr updating it rеgularly to stay onе stеp ahеad of potential sеcurity thrеats. With thеsе mеasurеs in placе,  you can еnjoy pеacе of mind knowing that your Plеsk account is sеcurе. 


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