Depending on the operating system you've installed you'll need to either connect to your VPS via SSH or RDP. Both offer security as there number one priority.

SSH (Linux)

Putty is a free and open source SSH client that allows you to securely connect to your VPS.

Download Putty by clicking here.
Once you've completed the installation process for Putty, open it.
If opened successfully you'll see an interface open up, enter your IPv4 address below "Host Name (or IP address)".
Make sure the "Port" is 22, and the "Connection Type" is set to "SSH" and then click on "Open".
Once opened you'll see a terminal popup that says "login as:", here you can type "root" and press enter.
Now it will say "root@xx.xxx.xx.xxx's password:", here you can enter your password that was supplied to you and press enter again.

Don't worry if it seems like nothing is being typed in on the password section, it is. This is purely a way to keep your password hidden. You can also paste your password by right clicking on your mouse.

RDP (Windows)

RDP is a connection tool developed by Microsoft that gives you the ability to connect remotely to another server just as if it was your own.

Click on the "Start" button at the bottom left of your screen, or press the "Windows key" on your keyboard.
Search for "Remote Desktop Connection" in the search bar.
Once the interface opens up you'll see a box that says "Computer", this is where you'll enter your IPv4 address.
Now, click on "Show Options" to the left of "Connect".
Once you're here you'll have the ability to change the "Username" field below "Computer", make sure you enter "Administrator" as the username.
After this you can now click on "Connect" and then enter your password that was supplied to you.
Once your password has been entered click on "OK" and then ignore any further popups.

Article made with by Theo Wood.
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