The primary way to connect to a Linux server is through SSH protocol. This type of connection is secure, because all the data transferred through it is encrypted. There is a ton of software for SSH connection. At this stage you can already connect to the server. With default settings server allows connection to the standard port 22 with password-based authentication. As a rule, OpenSSH client is installed on Linux by default and does not require additional manual configuration. Connection can be established from terminal with the help of ssh command. Parameters in this case would be username and IP address of the remote server. After that you can enter the password.
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Connecting to Your Linux Instance Using SSH
Use the following command to set the file permissions so that only you can read the file:. For Ubuntu images, the default username is ubuntu. If the instance uses a key pair that was generated by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure , use the following procedure. If this is the first time you are using this key pair, you must set the file permissions so that only you can read the file.
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If you have a new Linux VPS and you are not familiar with the procedure how to manage your server, we will show you few simple steps to connect to it for the first time and to be able to use some of its basic operations. If you are ready, we can start. Connecting via SSH to your server, is an easy task if you carefully follow our tutorial bellow. SSH is a secure network protocol for data communication between two remote computers. This means you can access your server securely, execute commands securely and manage your server securely. However, in order to connect to your server via SSH you will need to have an SSH client installed on your local computer. On the other hand, if you use Windows as an operating system, you can use free software called Putty to connect to your server. You can download Putty from. Please remember to replace 1.
SSH is actually a suite of three utilities - slogin, ssh, and scp - that are secure versions of the earlier UNIX utilities, rlogin, rsh, and rcp. SSH commands are encrypted and secure in several ways. In short, SSH allows you to connect to your server securely to perform Linux command-line operations. To get started, please visit your Server Guide in the Account Center , and make sure you have the following information ready:. You will need to set your root password in the Account Center the first time you connect to your server.