How to connect to your VPS for the first time via SSH
First download an SSH client; we will be using PuTTY for this guide (download link)
Enter the IP address of your VPS into the “Host Name (or IP address) field. The default port for SSH is 22, but if it doesn’t work, contact your host to see what the port is; some hosts may change the default port for your protection.
Click “Open” after verifying the IP and port are correct.
If this is your first time connecting, a warning will pop up. Simply hit “Yes”
You will now be prompted for a username; in most cases this will be root. Once you type the username and press enter, you will be prompted for the password. Enter your password (nothing will appear, but your keyboard will be typing) and hit enter.
Congratulations. You’re now connected and run commands. If you’d like to install a desktop, we recommend looking up a guide on setting up VNC.