To login to your VPS (Virtual Private Server), you will need to establish an SSH (Secure Shell) connection. Here’s how you can do it:
Access my VPS using SSH/Terminal
Open your preferred SSH client on your local computer.
Enter the following command in the terminal or SSH client, replacing “your_server_ip” with the actual IP address of your VPS:
If you have a specific username other than “root,” replace “root” with your username.
Press Enter, and you will be prompted to enter the password for the root user (or your specified username). Note that while typing the password, it won’t be displayed on the screen.
Once you’ve entered the correct password, press Enter, and you should be logged in to your VPS via SSH.
If it’s your first time connecting to the VPS, you may see a message about the authenticity of the host. Verify that the fingerprint matches the expected fingerprint of your server, and then type “yes” to proceed with the connection.
Once you are logged in, you will have access to the command-line interface of your VPS, and you can perform various administrative tasks and execute commands.
Access my VPS using Putty
- Launch PuTTY on your local computer.
- In the “Host Name (or IP address)” field, enter the IP address of your VPS.
- Ensure that the “Connection Type” is set to SSH.
- Verify that the port is set to 22 (the default SSH port).
- Click the “Open” button to initiate the connection.
- PuTTY will open a new terminal window. You will see a security alert about the host key. Verify that the key fingerprint matches the expected fingerprint for your VPS. If it does, click “Yes” to continue.
- You will now be prompted to enter your login credentials. Type the username for your VPS and press Enter.
If you are logging in as the root user, enter “root” as the username.
If you have a different username, enter it accordingly.
- Next, enter the password for the username you provided. Note that the password won’t be visible as you type.
- Press Enter, and if the credentials are correct, you should be logged in to your VPS via PuTTY.
Once you are logged in, you can use the PuTTY terminal to execute commands, manage your VPS, and perform various administrative tasks.
Note: It’s important to keep your VPS secure. Make sure to use strong passwords, consider using SSH keys for authentication, and regularly update your system and software to protect against potential vulnerabilities.
If you encounter any issues while logging in or have forgotten your password, you may need to contact your VPS provider or consult their documentation for specific instructions on how to access your VPS.