Logging into your server


The default SSH TCP port for Linux servers is 22. Root access is disabled by default so you first need to log in with the provided username and then sudo to root.

To find your server credentials, go to the server overview page. Learn more.


Here's an example on how to log in to Ubuntu from a Mac or Linux.

$ ssh ubuntu@ip
$ sudo su

As a security measure, Maxihost will force you to change your server's password on the first login.

On Windows, you can either use WSL and log in using the example above or install an application that allows you to connect via SSH. The most popular one is PuttY.


Windows servers are delivered with RDP and Administrator account enabled.

Logging in from Windows

Use the Remote Desktop Connection application.

Logging in from Linux

You will need to install a package to enable RDP sessions to servers. Remmina is a popular one, but there are many others available.

Logging in from Mac OS X

To make a remote desktop connection, you need additional software.

Commonly the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac is used, which can be found from the Mac App Store.

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