Administration

Depending on the choice of your operating system during the installation, there are different administration methods available for your server.

SSH

SSH is the most common and most secure (encrypted) for the remote administration of Linux servers. SSH allows you to connect you remotely to a shell, the administration is therefore in text mode.

All Linux distributions at Online.net have a SSH server preinstalled.

A SSH client for Windows can be downloaded here.
On MacOS and Linux SSH is directly available from a terminal.

To connect to your server you need its IP address, a user (mostly root) and its password.

Example: ssh root@62.210.*.*

You may also check out our documentation of documentation SSH.

Plesk

Plesk is a server administration panel for web, ftp, sql and email developed by swsoft. It is a graphical interface, reachable over the Internet, designed to simplify the administration of your server and its services. More information

To connect yourself to the Plesk interface open the following address: https://ip-of-your-server:8443 (replace ip-of-your-server with the IP address of your server) Use the login “admin” and the password you have set during the installation of your server.

Other panels

There are also other panels available:

X2Go (ex-NX)

NX is obsolete. You have to use X2Go to connect to your server: http://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php
If you want to continue to use NXClient, you have to install it by yourself, as explained on https://www.nomachine.com/DT09K00056

X2Go is a technology which allows you to connect remotely to the X server (graphic interface) of your Dedibox server.

This technology requires some bandwidth (20 Kbit/sec in average), and is secured by encapsulation in SSH.

The X2Go server is preinstalled on the Desktop distributions, namely : ubuntu-desktop (based on GNOME), kbuntu-desktop (based on KDE) and xbuntu-desktop (based on XFCE). The primary usage case for these distributions is a remote desktop.

The desktops supported directly are LXDE - XFCE and MATE.

You have to install the X2Go server on your Dedibox. The procedure is explained at the following link:

http://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/doc:installation:x2goserver

The client has to be installed on your local computer.

http://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/doc:installation:x2goclient

To connect yourself, you have to enter the following information:

  • Server/Host: The IP address of your server or the host name in the form of sd-XXXXX.dedibox.fr
  • Login: Enter the username specified during the installation of your server (not root)$
  • Password: The password of the user (configured also during the installation)
  • Session type:
  For an Ubuntu-Desktop distribution select *GNOME*
  For a Kubuntu-Desktop distribution select *KDE*
  For a Xbuntu-desktop distribution select *XFCE*
  For a Lubuntu desktop, select *Custom Desktop* and the command /usr/bin/lxsession -s Lubuntu -e LXDE
  For a MATE desktop select *MATE*
  • Connection type: Select the type of your connection, for example ADSL.

Windows

To connect to your Windows server, you can do so using > Remote Desktop Connection, which is available from the Start menu > Accessories.

The default port of the remote desktop is 3389. This connection is not secured.