3 Steps to Access Your VPS Using Remote Desktop
What the best way to access your VPS? You can easily access your VPS via SSH, but what about remote desktop? If you don’t use Windows or Mac, then you might not know how to connect to your VPS with remote desktop, but it’s actually quite simple. In fact, there are three easy steps you can follow in order to access your VPS using remote desktop on Windows or Mac computers. These steps are listed below, as well as a helpful video that demonstrates these three steps in action.
1) Connect To Your VPS Server
1. Click on the Start button and type Remote Desktop Connection into the search bar.
2. When the tool pops up, click on it and then enter your server’s IP address or hostname in the box that pops up.
3. Enter your username and password when prompted, then click Connect.
2) Install PuTTY
PuTTY is a free, open source application that allows you to connect and interact with your VPS via remote desktop. To install PuTTY:
1) Open up the Terminal on Mac or Linux by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or navigating through Finder and going to Applications > Utilities > Terminal. In Windows, open the Command Prompt by typing cmd in the search bar at the bottom of the screen and then selecting Command Prompt. Enter this command: sudo apt-get install putty
2) The PuTTY installer will pop up. Follow the on-screen instructions until it is finished installing.
3) Open PuTTygen
1. Open PuTTygen and enter your login credentials into the appropriate fields. 2. Select SSH from the Category dropdown menu at the top of PuTTygen and click on Open. This will open up a new window where you can log in to your VPS using SSH. 3. In the terminal, type: ssh