Look at server's hard drive contents? (hosting dedicated game server?)

Posted May 22, 2017 3.4k views
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Hi, I’m completely brand new to this and I am trying to understand how I can see what is on my server’s HDD. It would be nice if there was a way to look inside it, like looking into your own PC’s C:\ drive. I don’t know how to do anything here! I’m trying to host a dedicated server for the video game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), and I don’t even know how to look into my server’s contents to host it! And there are no tutorials available anywhere it seems. I would really appreciate some help.

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Use SSH and you can do with your hard drive contents whatever you like.


Hi, to look into your servers contents you need to use a ssh client if you are on windows putty can help you.

Enter the IP address of your server in the putty main page, for port enter 22 then you can authenticate as user root but before this you need to generate a keypair with puttygen add the public key to your server from the Droplet dashboard after that you are good to go.

Please comment if this does not help you.