How To Connect To Linux KVM or OpenVz Server

Oct 29, 2019

How To Connect To Linux KVM or OpenVz Server

This article describes how to connect to your server, it is how to connect to your Linux server using SSH, your Windows VPS server using RDP and how to connect to them in extra cases using VNC.

SSH for connecting to Linux KVM & OpenVZ Servers

There is no difference in connecting to Linux based server comparing OpenVZ and KVM based servers. In both cases for daily usage, you will use SSH to connect to the server. For this, on Windows computers, we recommend using a program called PuTTY.

1. Downloading and Installation 

- PuTTY is a free software application for Microsoft Windows operating systems which can be used to make an SSH connection to your server. You can download the application at  //www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/latest.html

- Install Putty Software to your C:\WINDOWS folder.

- If you want to make a link to PuTTY on your desktop:

-- Open the C:\WINDOWS folder in Windows Explorer.
-- Right-click on the putty.exe file and select Send To > Desktop


2. Configurations

- Double-click on the putty.exe program or the desktop shortcut to launch the application. 

- Enter your connection settings: 

-- Host Name: enter IP of your server

-- Port: 22 (leave as default)

-- Connection Type: SSH (leave as default)

- Click "Open" to start the SSH session.

- If this is your first time connecting to the server from this computer, you will see the following output. Accept the connection by clicking "Yes". 

- Once the SSH Connection is open, you should see a terminal prompt asking for your username. Your server's root username is "root".

- Next, enter your password. You can find it in the Client Area. Please note that you will NOT see your cursor moving, or any characters typed, when typing your password. This is a standard PuTTY security feature. After you typed it in hit enter. 

- Congratulations! You are now logged into your server with SSH.


VNC for connecting to Linux KVM & OpenVZ Servers


Srilanka Hosting , Note that VNC connection is only for extra cases such as if you misconfigured your server and lost network interface and you are unable to connect to the server via SSH or RDP. For such cases, we provide alternative connection using VNC for fixing all issues on the server to restore SSH and RDP connection options.  


Getting Needed data

To connect to the server via VNC you will need:

- IP of the node where your server is;
- An exclusive port which is assigned for your server;
- Password for VNC.

All this can be found in Clients Area on your server management panel. 

Connecting to VNC

Now as you have all the needed data you can connect to the server via VNC. For this, you need a VNC client. We recommend to use one of these:

UltraVNC
TightVNC 
TigerVNC


After you installed VNC client open it and in the address bar enter:

IP_of_node:your_exclusive_port

For example:

//123.12.12.123:5901/

And press connects, you will be asked for a password, enter the password of your VNC which you found in Client Area. That's it, you connected to the server via VNC.