How to Access my Server

Once you have received a welcome letter that lets you know that your VPS order has been processed you can connect to your server.

By default, all servers will have a running SSH daemon to allow you easy access. If you do not already have one, the most popular SSH client is PuTTY (download link).

  • Login to the Client Area at and click on your new server in the "Services" section. On the Server Status page locate the row which contains your root password and click the "edit pencil" on the row. Enter your preferred root password and save the changes. VPSCheap always recommends you use a secure password (14 or more characters long and a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols)
  • Once you have downloaded PuTTY (or opened your preferred SSH client) enter your server's IP address (this can be found in your Client Area as well as your Welcome Email) leaving it on the default port (22)
  • If the connection is successful you will get a prompt warning you that the host key is not added to the registry, to proceed click "Yes" (if you are interested in finding out more about SSH host keys you can read this article).
  • Next you are prompted for your login name and password. The default username for most Linux installations is 'root' (without the quotes) and your root password will be the one you set previously in the first step.

You should now be succesfully logged in your new server.

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