Connection via SSH/RDP

Linux-based systems are provided free of charge. We set the optimal RAID level and partition for Linux-based systems by default. If you require any special parameters, partition the disk manually when setting up the automated installation template. To re-partition the disk after ordering, you must reinstall the OS.

While you don’t have to specify the SSH key, we recommend that you do. To add or change the SSH key after ordering, you must reinstall the OS.

RDP stands for Remote Desktop Protocol. RDP is used to remotely manage the Windows OS. We will install a free trial version. You have to purchase a license as an additional service. You can connect to the server via RDP.

Connection via SSH

SSH protocol allows you to securely manage the server over the network. To identify the user when connecting via SSH, you need a key pair:

  • public key is hosted on the server;
  • private key is created and stored on the user’s PC.

To create an SSH key on Linux/MacOS:

  1. Open the terminal and run the command:

    ssh-keygen -t rsa
  2. The following dialog will be displayed on the console:

    Enter file in which to save the key (/home/user/.ssh/id_rsa):
  3. Press Enter. The system will offer you to enter a passphrase for advanced protection of the SSH connection:

    Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
  4. You can skip this step. When answering this and the next question, press Enter.

  5. After that, a private and public key will be created. The following message will be displayed on the console:

    Your identification has been saved in /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa.
    Your public key has been saved in /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa.pub.
    The key fingerprint is:
    476:b2:a8:7f:08:b4:c0:af:81:25:7e:21:48:01:0e:98 user@localhost
    
    The key's randomart image is:
    
    +---[RSA 2048]----+
    |      ..o   o    |
    |      .. * * = . |
    |     .  o O o B .|
    |    . .  + = = o |
    |     oo S o = . .|
    |    .. B . = . . |
    |   .  B   o =  ..|
    |  . .o.o.. o .. .|
    |   .oooE    o.   |
    +----[SHA256]-----+
  6. Run the command in the terminal:

    cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
  7. The public key will be displayed on the console. Enter it in Selectel Control Panel.

  8. To connect to the server via SSH, run the command in the terminal:

    ssh root@HOST

    where HOST is the public IP address of your server (specified in the Network section on the server’s page). After that, the server will be connected. You do not need to enter a password.

Please note! You can connect to the server via SSH only from the computer where the private SSH key is stored.

Connection via RDP

The remote desktop connection feature is available in Windows by default. You do not need to create specific keys. The following data is used to connect to the server:

  • public server IP address;
  • login and password for accessing the system.

To connect a Windows server via RDP:

  1. In the search box (Start menu), type “connect to remote desktop” and select Connect to remote desktop.
  2. Enter the public IP address of the server in the Computer box in the opened window.
  3. Click Connect button.
  4. Enter your login and password. They have been sent to your e-mail address after service activation.
  5. Press OK.

To connect via RDP through the terminal, run the command:

rdesktop HOST -u USER -p PASSWORD

where HOST is the public IP address of your server, USER and PASSWORD are the login and password which can be found in the Operating system section on the server’s page.