Connect to a cloud server
Last updated on: 2019-01-10
Authored by: Rackspace Support
To work with your cloud server you must establish a connection to it from your local computer. How you make the connection depends on the server’s operating system and your desktop operating system.
Connect to a Linux server
Use Secure Shell (SSH) to log in to your Linux® server. For connection instructions, see the appropriate article for your desktop operating system:
Connect to a Windows server
Use Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to log in to your Windows® server. For connection instructions, see the appropriate article for your desktop operating system:
If you can’t connect to your cloud server remotely by using SSH or RDP, you can access your server by using the console in the Cloud Control Panel.
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