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How Do I Use SSH?
Written by: Will Kruss on 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).
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)
Type: ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be prompted for your root password. Enter it and you will be logged successfully into your VPS via SSH.