Requirements

  • IP Address of your VPS/Server
  • Username (Default: root)
  • Password
  • SSH Port (Default: 22)


This guide will show you how to connect via SSH (Secure Socket Shell) to your server which will open the possibility of you installing applications/software such as Pterodactyl, cPanel or Multicraft on your VPS. This guide covers connecting from both Windows and MacOS. Please skip to the relevant section depending on your operating system


Windows


Firstly, you require an SSH program. The most common and most simplistic program is called Putty (click here to download) . You can also use other programs which tend to have a better design such as Termius or MobaXterm.


Next, where is says Host Name or IP Address enter your servers IP which is in the initial email sent to you upon purchasing your server.


Now enter your Port. This is always 22 unless you have changed it.


Next you can click Open


It will now open a black terminal screen where you will be prompted to enter your username. Once again this is always root unless otherwise configured. Once entered press enter on your keyboard.


Finally enter your password. Please note you will not be able to see this password when you type it, therefore if you think you have typed it incorrectly - you must backspace the amount of characters you have already typed to start again.


And there we have it! You are now connected to your server via SSH.


MacOS


Firstly open your Terminal. This is a default application on MacOS.


Next type in the command below replacing <root> to your username (Primarily: root) and <ip_address> to your servers IP Address, these details can be found in the email initally sent to you upon your server purchase.

ssh <root>@<ip_address>


Now it will ask for your password. You will not be able to see the password that you type therefore you need to ensure it's typed correctly otherwise it will throw an authentication error.

You will now be connected via SSH to your server.