Getting started with a VPS
There are numerous ways to establish a connection with a remote machine depending on the operating system you are running, but the two most used protocols are:
- Secure Shell (SSH) for Linux-based machines
- Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) for Windows-based machines
The two protocols use the client and server applications to establish a remote connection. These tools allow you to gain access and remotely manage other computers, transfer files, and do virtually anything you can do while physically sitting in front of the machine.
Once your order has been accepted; you will be sent an email containing your account credentials and how to access your server with an IPv4 address, a username and a password.
If you've ordered a web control panel; details will also be sent containing methods on how to access your account.
You may also control some aspects of your services via the customer billing panel.
What is SSH?
Secure Shell, sometimes referred to as Secure Socket Shell, is a protocol which allows you to connect securely to a remote server by using a text-based interface.
When a secure SSH connection is established, a shell session will be started, and you will be able to manipulate the server by typing commands within the client from your local computer.
System and network administrators use this protocol the most, as well as anyone who needs to manage a computer remotely in a highly secure manner.