Email: Too many failed attempts; WHM: Invalid login; SSH: Permission Denied


Apr 24, 2020
Houston, Texas
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
I just got completely locked out of my server.
  • Email: Too many failed attempts
  • WHM: Invalid Login
  • SSH: Permission denied, please try again
It might have been because an email password changed, and my email apps kept retrying too many times with the old password. Or it could be something worse, since I can't log in even with SSH.

Most posts I see say if you can't login using WHM, try SSH. If you can't login via SSH, try WHM.

But what if you can't log in via either of them?