Learn how to connect to your server using SSH.


In this video, I’m going to show you how to connect to your server using SSH. Please note that the login process outlined here does not apply to pairCloud accounts.

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.

Now, we’re going to move on to how to connect. Enter the command :

ssh yourUsername@yourUnsername.pairserver.com

Replace my username with your own username in both places. Then hit Enter. If this is your first time connecting to the server, it may ask you if you’re sure you’re connecting to the right server. In that case, double-check that you have connected to the right site and confirm.

Next, it will ask you for the password. This is the same password you would use to log in to the Account Control Center. Don’t be alarmed if nothing shows when you type your password. This is normal and is done for security reasons.

When you have successfully connected, you will see a welcome message. You have now connected to your account.

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