Remote desktop

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PuTTy configuration screen

All our hosting servers run Linux OS. All our vps hosting accounts are also under Linux OS, various distributions (Centos, Fedora, Ubuntu or Debian).

There are several ways to access Linux account, plain text terminal available via SSH services or VNC which provides access to remote server's GUI (graphical user interface) if available.

The most common way is via SSH which offers encrypted access, unlike telnet which offers unencrypted access services thus represents great security issue.

Every VPS account has SSH service installed by default so you can access your VPS account right away after the activation is confirmed.

The instructions below focus on Windows OS customers, as users with Linux OS at home or work are already familiar with accessing remote account via SSH services.

There are several applications for Windows OS that provide SSH client services. The one used the most is Putty, a FreeWare software, which means it can be used without any copyright issues. It can be downloaded from it's official web page download section.

The installation is plain and simple. Download it from URL above and place anywhere you wish at your Windows OS Desktop. Snapshots included below may assist. Once the application is started, you'll be presented with easy-to-follow application where you'll have to input remote account's domain name or its dedicated IP address. SSH protocol is already checked.

Input a name for your newly created session into field Saved Sessions and hit Save button. You'll have this session saved and ready to load whenever you need to access remote account.

If everything that's required is filled out, hit Open button and application will try to make a connection to destination.

PuTTy security alert

Security alert will be activated as shown picture on the right. It tells you that requested connection to remote account will be encrypted and it'll need to exchange encryption keys. Just accept with Yes and you'll go on with connection session.

Login text screen will appear where you'll have to enter username you'll be using at remote account. It can be root, which is default one we provide with all VPS hosting accounts. After username is entered and Enter is hit, a password prompt will appear prompting you to enter password assigned to that username at remote account.

With everything filled correctly, you'll enter shell prompt of remote account. The root account we provide is accepted as a hosting account administrator username, which you'll be using with everything with your VPS.


With VNC services installed at VPS account, remote desktop access is available. To have this enabled X-Windows is required. X-Windows is graphical service for Linux OS systems. X-Windows requires desktop manager service like KDE or Gnome as well (most commonly used ones).

VNC requires vncserver application, so it can receive and serve remote desktop sessions. To access remote system that accepts remote desktop sessions, a VNC client is needed. There are several VNC clients and it's up to the user to choose among several, really good ones. You might consider Tight VNC as a possible solution.

TightVNC new connection window

In field TightVNC Server, enter domain name of remote server or its IP address, for example where :1 represents port of listening VNC service. You'll be prompted for username and password once connection is established. Enter valid ones and you'll access remote servers's graphical desktop.

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