OVH Guide

How to log in to your VPS

This guide will explain how to log in to your VPS on the various distributions installed on your workstation.

Via SSH in Linux (or MAC)

In Linux, simply open your preferred terminal and enter the following command:

ssh root@vpsxxxxx.ovh.net

Note: In MAC, you will find the terminal under "Application" then "Utility" (via the finder).

Via SSH in Windows

In Windows, the SSH client does not exist by default so you will need additional software. In our example, we will use PuTTY:

Download PuTTY

Once downloaded, simply launch it and then enter the VPS details you received by email:

Once launched, you will be asked to enter the login details of your VPS. You will then be logged in to the VPS:

Via SSH

You can use the information relating to a vanilla distribution as explained above.

Caution

Be careful when making modifications in SSH as it may affect how the Plesk web interface functions, or even render it unusable.

On the administration panel

For this, go to your Plesk URL:

https://vpsxxxxx.ovh.net :8443

Then enter the login details you received by email when you server was delivered to access the Plesk interface (and not SSH for which the user must be an admin).

Via SSH

You can use the information relating to a vanilla distribution as explained above.

Warning

Be careful when making modifications in SSH as it may affect how the cPanel web interface functions or even render it unusable.

On the administration panel

For this, go to your cPanel URL:

https://vpsxxxxx.ovh.net :2087

or

https://vpsxxxxx.ovh.net :2083

for client mode.

Via SSH

You can use the information relating to a vanilla distribution as explained above.

Caution

Modifications made in SSH may affect how Release 3 functions.

On the administration panel

For this, go to your Release 3 URL:

https://vpsxxxxx.ovh.net :10000

The Ubuntu desktop distribution comes with an X2Go server.

To log in to the X2Go server, simply install the free client, provided here:

http://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/doc:installation:x2goclient

Configuring X2Go client:

When using it for the first time, you will need to create a session:

  • Session name: How you want to name the session
  • Host: IP or name of your VPS
  • Login: root
  • SSH port: 22
  • Session type: choose "Single application", or "Connect to local desktop" if you've already opened a session in KVM.

First login

Please note

The first time you connect to your VPS in Windows, you need to change the login password through the KVM To do so, go to your customer account. Then select your VPS in the left-hand menu:

Then choose Expert mode in the top right of your screen, to bring up the KVM button.

Once KVM is open, click Send CtrlAltDel. You will be taken to your Windows Server. You will be asked for a password. Please enter the password you received via email when you set up your VPS.

The distribution will then ask you to change the password, select OK.

Enter a new password and confirm. Your Windows will load and display your desktop, you can then exit the KVM and go through your software/remote desktop application (see the rest of this guide):

From Linux or MacOS

For this, in a terminal you can use the "rdesktop" command with the following settings:

rdesktop -u Administrateur(or) vpsxxxxx.ovh.net -k fr -g 1280x1000 -p -

You will be asked to enter your password.

In Windows

In Windows 7, click on the Start menu and type "Remote Desktop Connection" in the search bar. In Windows 10, click on the Windows icon in the bottom left and type "Remote Desktop Connection" in the search bar. In previous versions, launch "Remote Desktop Connection" (Open Run from Start menu and type mstsc) Enter the server (your VPS), then your login details.