An SSH connection is required to update your VPS or to install extra modules or packages. In the following tutorial, we will tell you exactly how this works.
In this example, we use Putty to make the connection via SSH.
Download Putty using the following link: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download
Open putty.exe, and you will be presented with the following screen:
At "Host Name (or ip address)" provide the IP address of your VPS or dedicated server. The default port is 22, you can leave it like that. If you are running SSH on a different port, please adjust this to the proper port number. You can now click 'Open'.
The first time you connect with your VPS, you will be shown the following notification (or something similar), click 'Yes'.
You will then be asked for your login details. Enter the user name (almost always 'root') and your password. If the details are correct, you can start entering commands.