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How Do I Use SSH?

Written by: on 05 July 2012 12:08 PM 05 July 2012 12:08 PM

Learn to enable SSH for account to perform the basic tasks through the terminal. Follow VPSBlocks to learn in detail.

Accessing SSH from Windows

To access your machine using SSH (all Linux variants) we recommend downloading the program 'Putty'.

This is a very easy to use SSH client. Grab putty at: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

For Windows users just download 'putty.exe' on Intel x86.

The download is not a setup file, it is the actual program, so put it wherever you like (desktop is handy).

  • Run 'Putty'
  • Enter the Host Name: the IP address provided in the setup email
  • Ensure the connection type is 'SSH'
  • Enter a name for your connection
  • Click 'Save'
  • Click 'Open'
  • You will now be prompted to login
  • Enter the username: root
  • Password: the password you supplied

If you are unsure of your password or IP Address please refer to the setup email sent to you immediately after your new VPS was provisioned.

Accessing SSH From Terminal on MAC (or desktop Linux variants)

Open Terminal

Type: ssh root@203.143.x.x
(where 203.143.x.x is the IP address of your VPS)

You will be prompted for your root password. Enter it and you will be logged successfully into your VPS via SSH.

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