Learn how to connect to your pairCloud server using SSH.


In this video, I’m going to show you how to connect to your pairCloud server with SSH. Please note that this is not the method you should use to connect to other hosting accounts. This is a pairCloud specific method.

SSH is a terminal program that allows you to work on a machine other than your own that utilizes encryption to ensure that your password and all data sent and received during your session are kept safe.

Mac OS X, Linux, and other UNIX-like operating systems come with SSH built in. Simply open a terminal window and follow the steps I’m going to show you here in a few seconds.

If you have a Windows machine, we recommend using PuTTY or SecureCRT to access your server through SSH.

To access pairCloud servers, you’ll need to know your server’s public IP address. If your server does not yet have a public IP address, you’ll need to watch the Adding a Public IP to pairCloud video before continuing.

If you have the IP address, use this command to log in to the pairCloud server:

ssh serverType@publicIP

Replace serverType with either ubuntu for Ubuntu pairCloud servers or centos for CentOS pairCloud servers.

Then, replace publicIP with your server’s public IP address

As you can see, this server is a ubuntu and this is its public IP. When you’ve entered your information, hit enter.

It will then ask you for your password. Enter your server’s password and click enter. Do not be disconcerted if nothing shows when you type your password. This is normal and is done for security reasons.

And that’s it. If you have any questions, see our knowledgbase or contact our support team at support@pair.com.