VPS Serial Console – Access a server over the internal network
If your Linux VPS Server is ever offline. You can always use the serial console over the internal network to access the VPS server. This is useful if you are making changes to your VPS servers core files like the networking for example.
If you were to make a mistake in your serves networking this could force your server offline. To the outside world, the server would be uncontactable. But instead of having to reinstall the server, you could log in via the internal network.
To follow this guide you should already have access to the VPS control panel. If you do not have access you can request a password reset. Just click the reset password link and enter your control panel username.
Download a copy of Putty and start the program, leave it running in the background for now.
Connect to vps.first2host.co.uk
Control panel username is listed in the client area under “Services” > “My Services” and then “Additional Information”
Log in to your account at https://vps.first2host.co.uk and select the VPS server you want to access over the internal network.
1- Click “Serial Console”
2- Under session, select the amount of time you would like this login to be active. Then click “Create Session In the blue bar at the top of the page. Note the information. You have been given a login that looks similar to the below
ssh [email protected] -p 3004
In Putty copy the IP address to the hostname field and in the port field enter the number after -p so, in our example we would put 3004 in the port field. Click connect.
When the console connects enter the username you have been given. In our example, this would be “console-aiZKsp” without the ” then, in the password enter your password. Your password is detailed on the page you should be on in the control panel under “Password”
You should now have access to your Linux VPS server using the internal network and you can make any required changes to the server to bring it back online.
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