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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.44

(Home >> System Reboot)

This area of WHM allows you to reboot your system. The method that you should select depends on the events which make a reboot necessary.


We recommend that you only reboot your server if you need to troubleshoot an issue that occurs when you start your server or when you disable SELinux.


  • Forceful Reboot — This method shuts down your computer regardless of what error(s) the server encounters. To begin this process, click Proceed.


    • We recommend that you reboot your system with this method rather than the physical reset switch (a hard reset). However, we strongly recommend that you perform a Graceful Reboot rather than a Forceful Reboot, because a Forceful Reboot can cause data loss.
    • You should only use this method if the Graceful Reboot function does not work.
  • Graceful Reboot — This method allows the server to close any user-level processes and store data before it restarts. To begin this process, click Proceed.


    • This method does not result in data loss.
    • We strongly recommend that you use this method whenever possible.