How do I connect remotely to my VPS?

October 25, 2016 5.6k 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.

by Melissa Anderson
DigitalOcean Droplets are managed using a terminal and SSH. SSH is an encrypted network protocol for remote server login and command execution. It is the standard method used for accessing and interacting with Linux servers. This tutorial shows how to connect to a DigitalOcean Droplet for the first time by using the OpenSSH client.
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