How to access your server via SSH

There may be times where it's necessary or desired to setup and manage your server via command line (CLI). Follow the steps below to get connected to your server using SSH. You can use any SSH client you like, but our recommendation would be to use PuTTY for Windows and the built-in Terminal app for Mac and Linux. 

To connect using PuTTY:

  • Download PuTTY from this link.
  • Open PuTTY and enter your server's public IP in the Host Name (or IP address) box, then change the Port to 222. See the screenshot below for additional clarification.
  • Click Open.
  • If this is your first time connecting, you will be prompted to accept the certificate authenticity. Click Yes.
  • When prompted for the login name, enter admin.
  • Enter your admin password.
  • You are now connected to your server via SSH.

PuTTY

To connect using Terminal:

  • Open Terminal and type in the following command:
ssh -p 222 admin@YOURSERVERIP
  • Replace YOURSERVERIP with your server's public IP address.
  • If this is your first time connecting, you will be prompted to accept the certificate authenticity. Type Yes and push Enter.
  • When prompted, enter your admin password.
  • You are now connected your server via SSH. 

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