Connect to server

When you order a server or VPS, you should have received an email with the following:

  • An IP
  • A username (often root, but in scaleway, you will be asked when installing the OS)
  • A password

Manual for Windows users#

  1. If you don't have PuTTY, you can doanload it here. Once downloaded, click the .exe and follow the instructions to install.
  2. You will need to enter your server details of IP, username, password.
  3. On first login you may be presented with a warning, you need to confirm it's your server and then continue.
  4. After login, you may see following things:
Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.15.0-124-generic x86_64)
* Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com
* Management: https://landscape.canonical.com
* Support: https://ubuntu.com/advantage
System information as of Fri Jan 15 16:11:47 CET 2021
System load: 0.0 Processes: 167
Usage of /: 36.0% of 10GB Users logged in: 1
Memory usage: 12% IP address for eth0: 192.168.0.15
Swap usage: 0%
* Introducing self-healing high availability clusters in MicroK8s.
Simple, hardened, Kubernetes for production, from RaspberryPi to DC.
https://microk8s.io/high-availability
* Canonical Livepatch is available for installation.
- Reduce system reboots and improve kernel security. Activate at:
https://ubuntu.com/livepatch
49 packages can be updated.
15 updates are security updates.
root@server:~#

Manual for Linux/OS X users#

Connecting to your server via Linux or OSX with following steps:

  1. Open a terminal

  2. Type: ssh <username>@<hostname>

    eg: ssh root@dummy.server.com

  3. You may receive a warning about the host key. Type "yes" to verify.

  4. Enter your password

  5. Done!