Connect to servers via SSH (Mac OS X)

You log in to your servers via SSH to manage them through command line/shell/bash.

You can use any application, but this document will show you how to use Terminal on Mac OS X.

  1. Launch Terminal.
  2. Connect to your server via SSH:
    ssh your server's username@your server's public IP address

    If you don't enter your server's username, Terminal will default to the username of the Mac OS profile you're using.

  3. Enter any login names, passwords, or passphrases you're prompted for.

    If you set up an SSH key without a passphrase, you will be logged in automatically.

You can now run commands on your server through your Terminal window.

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