Getting started with your VPS

This guide outlines the basic things needed to help get started with your VPS.

When you order a VPS with us, you'll get a few emails which include the following,

  • Payment confirmation email
  • Order confirmation email
  • New VPS Information email

These emails are important and you should keep a copy of them if possible. The New VPS Information email is the one which contains your VPS IP address and other details like login details to the VPS Control Panel etc.

SSH-ing into your VPS

Secure Shell, or SSH is the default method used to connect to your VPSes command line interface (CLI)

  • SSH details to your VPS are included in the email which contains the VPS IP address etc (VPS welcome email/New VPS email). Host is the VPSes IP address, Default user for SSH is root and password is the one included in the email.
  • When entering your password when connecting to your VPS, it'll look blank, but input is being recorded. Just enter your password and hit enter.

To SSH into your VPS download the following program:

The file to download is listed as, putty.exe, run the file and then you'll get the following prompt, Enter your IP address in the box which has the content "YOUR VPS IP HERE"


SSH Hints

Changing your password

Changing your password is very important, setting a stronger and different password for your VPS is one of the first things you should do once you SSH into your VPS.

Changing your password can be done with the following command once SSHd into the VPS.

passwd root

You may also change your SSH port to further secure your VPS.

There are various online password generators which help you generate long and strong passwords, a few are listed below:

If you're looking for a easier / more detailed guide checkout:


Updating your VPS Operating System

This is a vital step, before you install or do anything, update the VPSes operating system.

If on CentOS/Fedora/Other RHEL based distros:

yum update

If on Debian/Ubuntu:

apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade