Connect to instances
Connect to Linux (Container) instances
Connect to Windows Instances

Connect to Linux (Container) Instances

During the launch of an instance, a default user will be created, and this user will have no password set. Instead, your SSH key is copied to the VM and you will be able to login to the machine via SSH using the default username. The default username varies between Operating Systems. Here are the usernames for our official distributions:
Distribution
Username
Ubuntu Linux
ubuntu
Debian Linux
debian
CentOS Linux
centos
Fedora Linux / Fedora CoreOS
fedora
Rancher Linux
rancher
VyOS
vyos
Fortigate
admin
To connect by using a terminal on Linux, macOS, or Windows Subsystem for Linux:
  1. 1.
    Open your terminal, and enter the command ssh [email protected]
    Substitute in your Instance's Floating IP address after the @. The username is mentioned above in the list for your desired distribution.
  2. 2.
    Press ENTER and answer yes to the prompt that confirms the connection.
  3. 3.
    When you've logged in, your command prompt changes and you'll see a welcome screen.
Windows users can alternatively connect with PuTTY.

Connect to Windows Instances

To access a Windows Instance, use the RDP protocol and an RDP client for your operating system:
Specify the Floating (Public) IP address in the client and provide the default username Administrator and the password which has been specified during the deployment (wizard).
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