Establishing an SSH connection to your VPS is essential for secure, remote management of your server. This guide provides instructions for MacOS, Linux, and Windows operating systems.


  • Open the Terminal application. You can find it in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder, or search for it using Spotlight.

  • Enter the following command:

    ssh username@your-vps-ip

    Replace 'username' with your VPS username and 'your-vps-ip' with the IP address of your VPS.

  • If it is your first time connecting to the server, you will see a message asking if you trust the host. Type 'yes' to continue.

  • Enter your VPS password when prompted.


  • Open your terminal.

  • Type the SSH command:

    ssh username@your-vps-ip

    Here, 'username' is your VPS account username, and 'your-vps-ip' is the IP address of your VPS.

  • Accept the host key if it is your first connection to this server.

  • Enter your VPS password when prompted.


  • Download and install an SSH client like PuTTY.

  • Open PuTTY and enter your VPS IP address in the 'Host Name (or IP address)' field.

  • Ensure the Port is set to 22 (default for SSH) and the Connection type is set to SSH.

  • Click 'Open' to initiate the connection.

  • When prompted, enter your username and password for the VPS.


Once connected, you can start managing your VPS through the command line interface. Remember, using SSH is a secure way to communicate with your server, but always ensure your credentials are kept safe to prevent unauthorized access.

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