What is SSH? Secure SHell Protocol (SSH) is a cryptographic (encrypted) network protocol to allow remote login and other network services to operate securely over an unsecured network. The functionality of SSH is similar to Telnet and rlogin, but, unlike them, encrypts all traffic including transmitted passwords.

This is the way you manage your server through terminal mode and the corresponding unix command shell.

Working with the terminal remote unix server, you can perform file operations, run binary programs and scripts, compile files, install additional perl modules and so on.

If you are using a Windows platform you need a special program – SSH-client – to connect the server. The most popular SSH-clients is PuTTY.

Connection settings:

Server name: server IP;
Port: by default (22);
Encoding: (Character set in Translation section in PuTTY): Win1251 (windows-1251, cp1251);
Login and password: root and password as usual.

Users of Mac OS X or Linux can use the standard terminal application to connect to virtual server via SSH Protocol. To connect to your virtual server use the following command (change 192.168.1.1 to the IP address of your virtual server):

ssh root@192.168.1.1

The process of connection to the virtual server in UNIX or Mac OS X terminals:

ssh root@192.168.1.1                 -- enter a command with your IP    
The authenticity of host '192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1)' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is 4f:e8:84:42:51:80:48:70:45:6c:69:47:79:e7:c0:56.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes -- press yes
Warning: Permanently added '192.168.1.1' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
root@192.168.1.1's password:          -- enter your root password
[root@server ~]#
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