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What is a Linux VPS?
Are connecting from a Mac or Windows computer? I'm using a Mac I'm using Windows. The connection information you will need for SSH is a hostname and a username. The username is created once you have entered in your SSH key within Atomic. The hostname can be found within the email sent to you when the VPS was first created. If you can not find that email, please contact our support team and we can provide the hostname. Now that you have the hostname and username, you can connect to your server via SSH.
How to access Linux VPS from Windows, Mac and Linux
Dealing with servers could be quite a complex task, and we are not event talking about being a server administrator. Something as simple as just connecting to a remote server could be difficult for complete beginners. Connecting to a Linux server or VPS is not something that requires a lot of technical knowledge; however, it is not as self-explanatory as connecting their Windows counterparts. Therefore, without someone showing how to accomplish it, most novice users will see it as a roadblock. This article is intended to help you figure out how to connect to your remote Linux server or VPS, however, let us cover some bases first. VPS stands for virtual private server. It is a service provided by web hosts that splits up a bare-metal server into smaller virtual machines. These VMs are then rented out for a fraction of the price of a dedicated server and each one acts as a standalone server with its own operating system and dedicated resources. If you want to find out more about VPS servers and what they can be used for, check out our detailed blog on what is a VPS.
Unlike Web Hosting plans also referred to as "shared hosting" , which are managed on the technical level by OVHcloud, you are fully responsible for administrating your VPS. OVHcloud is providing you with services for which you are responsible, with regard to their configuration and management. You are therefore responsible for ensuring they function correctly.