Connect to my server with SSH (Secure Shell)
Follow these general steps to connect to your Gen 4 VPS or Dedicated server via SSH using a client.
Note: The exact steps for connecting via SSH depend on the SSH client you use (we suggest PuTTy for Windows, or Terminal for macOS). For more info, see the documentation for PuTTy or Terminal.
Before you follow these steps, you need this info:
Got all that info? Let's get started!
- Launch the SSH client.
- Enter the host (your domain name or IP address) and your SSH port (default is 22) to establish the SSH connection.
- When prompted, enter your primary SSH username and password.
Note: We provide information about how to use certain third-party products. We do not endorse or directly support third-party products and are not responsible for their functions or the reliability of such products. Third-party marks and logos are registered trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
- By default, for security your server is provisioned with admin/root access disabled. Here's how to enable root/sudo access on your Gen 4 server.
- Here's the Help article home page for all Gen 4 servers.