Open your command line client on a local computer and use the following instructions to connect to your server on either Windows or Mac OS/Linux.
In the HostName (or IP address) field, enter your server’s hostname or the IP address listed in your welcome email.
Click Open to proceed.
In the command line window that opens, you’ll see the prompt login as:
Enter your password to complete the connection process.
Enter the following command in your Terminal window, changing [username] and [hostname] to those listed in your welcome email. For most administrator sessions, the username will be root
You will now be prompted for your password.
Enter your password to connect to the server.