How do I log into my VPS

Your VPS details will have been emailed to you on purchase. If you have lost these details, you can recover them in your Customer Zone.

 

Depending on the operating system of your VPS, you can log in as follows:

Log in to your Windows server

1. Click on “Start -> Run”

2. Type in “mstsc /console” and click on “OK” (note, you can also use the Remote Desktop application)

3. Enter your server’s IP address and click on “Connect”

You can now enter in your login details as normal to login to the server.

To see how to log users off please click here

Log in to your Linux server

You can log in to your Linux server via SSH, using an SSH client like Putty (Windows) or openssh for the terminal app (Linux/Mac). The details will have been emailed to you on purchase of your VPS.

 

For Windows (using Putty):

  • Open Putty.
  • Set the host name to the IP address of your VPS.
  • Set the port as provided to you in the welcome email.
  • Click “Open”.
  • If it is the first time you are connecting and you are prompted regarding the server`s host key, click “Yes”.

  • A SSH session will open. Log in using your secure username and password.
  • You are now connected to your server!

For Terminal (Mac/Linux): 

  • Open your terminal.
  • Use the details as provided in your welcome email:

<host> is your server`s hostname or IP address
<username> is your username for access
<port> is the port

  • type the following into your terminal:

ssh <username>@<host> -p<port>

  • If it is the first time you are connecting and you are prompted regarding the server`s host key, click “Yes”
  • Log in using your secure username and password.
  • You are now connected to your server!

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