I have been using shared hosting for a few years now and i feel the need to switch to a dedicated server because one of the websites i run needs more & more resources (and i’m interested in server side stuff and i would like to learn more)
I’m no unix wizard. I’m ok with basic unix commands (ssh, remote editing files using vi .. ) so instead of paying for a server during the first few months, I installed centos and the basic lamp stack on a spare pc to practice a little and get my hands dirty before the big switch.
My question is : How do i connect to the pc running centos from another computer, through ssh) ?
(either both computers are connected on the same network (wifi) or each computer is connected on a distinct network) ?
ps : I went with centos for no particular reason. Would you advise me to change for Ubuntu, debian or something else ?
And any ideas/advices for a server admin newbie are welcome 🙂
It’s fine to run CentOS, as that’s most likely what your dedicated server or VPS will use anyway.
To enable ssh access from the CentOS box, ensure that either
- You select a server installation type during installation, or
- You specifically install the openssh-server package during or after installation.
In most installations, openssh-server should be installed by default.
Windows doesn’t include any ssh clients. To connect to the machine using ssh, try a program such as PuTTY.
On the Mac, you can just use ssh from Terminal, just as you would from any other Unix box.
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