How do I connect remotely to my VPS?

October 25, 2016 1.1k views
Networking Ubuntu 16.04

I'm new to VPS', and I don't know how I would remote desktop connect to my ubuntu VPS.
I've installed ubuntu-desktop, but what do I need other than that?
I appreciate any answers.

1 Answer

You need to connect via SSH using IP address of your Droplet, username root and password you got in mail from DigitalOcean.

In case you used SSH public key, you will not get password in mail. Instead of it use key you specified on Droplet creation.

How to connect via SSH to Droplet tutorial should explain you how to do it on your OS.

SSH will give you console access t Droplet (VPS), if you want remote desktop, you need to install VNC.
How to Install and Configure VNC on Ubuntu 16.04 will explain you how to do it.

If you have recently created a DigitalOcean Droplet, and you are new to working with Linux servers, you will need to learn how to use SSH to connect to and manage it. SSH, which stands for Secure Shell, is an encrypted network protocol that is used to for, among other...
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