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Connect to the server using SSH

Obtain SSH credentials

Obtain your SSH credentials from the Bitnami Launchpad

The Bitnami Launchpad for 1&1 Cloud Platform automatically injects an auto-generated SSH password. Follow these steps to obtaine your SSH credentials:

  • Browse to the Bitnami Launchpad for 1&1 and sign in if required using your Bitnami account.
  • Select the “Virtual Machines” menu item.
  • Select your cloud server from the resulting list.
  • Note the server IP address and SSH password on the resulting page.

    SSH credentials

Obtain your SSH credentials from the 1&1 Control Panel
  • Log in to the 1&1 Control Panel.
  • Navigate to the “Infrastructure -> Servers” section.
  • Look through the list of servers until you find the server you wish to modify. Click the server name.
  • In the “Features -> Server access” section, note the SSH username and click the “Show Password” link to obtain the corresponding SSH password.

    SSH credentials

Connect with an SSH client

TIP: Refer to these instructions to learn how to obtain your private key.

Connect with an SSH client on Windows using an SSH password

In order to access your server via SSH tunnel you need an SSH client. In the instructions below we have selected PuTTY, a free SSH client for Windows and UNIX platforms. To access the server via SSH tunnel using PuTTY on a specific port using an SSH tunnel, you need to have it configured in order to allow connections to your server.

  • Step 1: Obtain PuTTY

    • Download the PuTTY ZIP archive from its website.
    • Extract the contents to a folder on your desktop.
    • Double-click the putty.exe file to bring up the PuTTY configuration window.
  • Step 2: Configure PuTTY

    • In the PuTTY configuration window, enter the host name or public IP address of your server into the “Host Name (or IP address)” field, as well as into the “Saved Sessions” field. Then, click “Save” to save the new session so you can reuse it later.

      PuTTY configuration

    • In the “Connection -> Data” section, enter the username root into the “Auto-login username” field, under the “Login details” section.

      PuTTY configuration

    • In the “Session” section, click on the “Save” button to save the current configuration.

    • Select the session you want to start (in case that you have saved more than one session) and click the “Open” button to open an SSH session to the server.

      PuTTY configuration

      PuTTY will first ask you to confirm the server’s host key and add it to the cache. Go ahead and click “Yes” to this request (learn more).

      PuTTY connection

    • Enter the SSH password when prompted. Refer to the FAQ to learn how to obtain your SSH credentials for your client.

You should now be logged in to your server. Here is an example of what you’ll see:

PuTTY connection

Connect with an SSH client on Linux and Mac OS X using an SSH password

Linux and Mac OS X come bundled with SSH clients by default. In order to log in to your server, follow the steps below:

  • Open a new terminal window on your local system (for example, using “Finder -> Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal” in Mac OS X or the Dash in Ubuntu).
  • Connect to the server using the following command:

    $ ssh root@SERVER-IP
    

    Remember to replace SERVER-IP with the public IP address or hostname of your server.

  • Your SSH client might ask you to confirm the server’s host key and add it to the cache before connecting. Accept this request by typing or selecting “Yes” (learn more).

  • Enter your SSH password when prompted. Refer to the FAQ to learn how to obtain your SSH credentials for your client.

You should now be logged in to your server. Here is an example of what you’ll see:

SSH connection