So you just bought a Linux VPS. Thanks for trusting us with your virtual machine, we will do the best to keep it up and running 24/7. So now what?
Well, you need to Login to your machine. If you are using MAC or any Linux distribution, this is a straight forward process:
- Open Terminal
Put the "input" on the terminal and press enter. The output is what you are supposed to receive as a response.
Now if you are using Windows, you need to install putty or any other client.
To download putty go here : putty
To check their documentation, click here
- When you start PuTTY, you will see a dialog box. This dialog box allows you to control everything PuTTY can do. You don't usually need to change most of the configuration options. To start the simplest kind of session, all you need to do is to enter a few basic parameters.
- In the ‘Host Name’ box, enter the Internet host name of the server you want to connect to. In this case, the IP of your server.
- Now select a login protocol to use, from the ‘Connection type’ buttons. For a login session, you should select SSH.
- When you change the selected protocol, the number in the ‘Port’ box will change. This is normal: it happens because the various login services are usually provided on different network ports by the server machine. Most servers will use the standard port numbers, so you will not need to change the port setting. If your server provides login services on a non-standard port, your system administrator should have told you which one.
- Once you have filled in the ‘Host Name’, ‘Protocol’, and possibly ‘Port’ settings, you are ready to connect. Press the ‘Open’ button at the bottom of the dialog box, and PuTTY will begin trying to connect you to the server.
Common issues with Linux Servers: