If you’ve just purchased a new Linux VPS and your not sure how to get into it this is a quick guide to get you up and running.
Browser access Via the Console
The simplest way to access your new ServerMule Linux VPS is to log on to the ServerMule console. From the Server Management screen their is a button to launch the Server Terminal.
Here are some screen shots to you show the way.
First select the Server to manage from your services list.
From the Manage Server screen select the “Server Terminal” button.
You Virtual Machine console will now be displayed in a pop up window.
You can then log in with your root username and password.
SSH from Windows
To access your VPS directly from a Windows PC you will need an SSH client. We recommend using Putty as a simple to use and free SSG client for Windows. If you don’t have an SSH client download putty from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/.
Once putty has been installed and run you will see the putty connetion screen. Simply enter in the IP address of your new server (which you can find in your welcome email or via the ServerMule Console) and press the Open button.
Once you have pressed Open the SSH window will open to your linux console for you to log on using your root user and password.
SSH From MAC
Accessing your Linux VPS from a MAC is very straight forword. Simply open the Terminal application from Utilities and type the following command