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sshd has failed, please contact the sysadmin

On   a Cpanel server when you define any custom port in  the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file other than the default port that is 22 then CPanel doesn’t recognized that port  when  you restart the SSH service from WHM and that is why it through’s the error “sshd has failed, please contact the sysadmin” .

But that doesn’t mean that the SSH  service is not working on the server , you can  connect the server with  the custom SSH port  through  SSH .