What do you get when you sign up for a VPS?

After payment.. You should receive an EMAIL similar to this:

Hello XXXXX,

First and foremost, congratulations on your brand-new Linux-powered vps server. Your server has been successfully provisioned and secured by us.

Without further delay, we are pleased to present you with the information you need to access your new server.

Important Links:

  • Hostname: server.hostname.com
  • Main IP Address:
  • Username: root
  • Password: XXXXXXXX
  • SSH Port: 22

SolusVM Management Software:

If you are unsure about anything please feel free to open a support ticket and we will be happy to help you.

We recommend Putty as an SSH client to access your server using a command similar to: ssh root@

Your Hosting Provider

The first thing you will want to do is login to your VPS Control Panel. Follow the instructions provided in the email you received. It will probably look something like this. Take notice of the various functions. You can do quite a bit from your VPS Control panel.
Next thing you will need the 'putty' client. You can download a copy of it for Windows HERE
Insert the IP number that was supplied by your email into the box provided.
Enter your username and password. ps -ael List of processing currently running on your VPS. Now your on your own. Hope you have Unix/Linux skills because your going to need em.

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