Step 2: Log in to a server

Follow these steps on on your laptop/PC:

  1. Open a terminal window on your laptop or PC to enter commands

  • On Windows, open the program called Command Prompt.

  • On Mac, open the program called Terminal.

  1. To connect to VPS, use the ssh command from your terminal:



ssh root@706.437.14.562

If you’re using Windows, the SSH Client is available starting from Windows 10 version. For earlier versions, please use PuTTY or other alternatives.

  1. When you log in the first time, you’ll see the following message:

    The authenticity of host '$REMOTE_SERVER' can`t be established.
    ED25519 key fingerprint is SHA256:...
    This key is not known by any other names.
    Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no/[fingerprint])?

Type yes and press Enter. This will prompt you to input a password. Note, all Linux systems don’t reveal passwords when you type them. Finish entering your password and click Enter.

If your credentials are correct, you will see the following message:

Warning: Permanently added '$REMOTE_SERVER' (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts.
root@$REMOTE_SERVER`s password:
Welcome to Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.0-169-generic x86_64)

 * Documentation:
 * Management:
 * Support:

0 packages can be updated.
0 updates are security updates.

Going forward, any time you want to log in to your VPS via the terminal, enter the command:


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