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Connecting to your VPS via VNC

This knowledge base article will explain how you can connect to your VNC enabled Linux VPS.

(Note: We only allow GUI+VNC on all VPS with 1GB of RAM and above due to performance issues)

The first thing you need to do is be sure you have your VPS built with an OS template that has "VNC" preinstalled. If you do not have an OS template with VNC preinstalled, then you must rebuild your VPS. Go into your HyperVM control panel and then to "Rebuild", then look for one of the OS templates that has “vnc” (…-vnc.tar.gz) in its name. (NOTE: Keep in mind that this will erase all your data and wipe your VPS clean with the new template! Be sure to make remote backups first!) Once you have your VPS using one of our templates with "VNC" preinstalled, please follow our simple steps to connect to your VPS via VNC.

1)      Set your VNC Password via SSH command line. Login to your VPS through SSH (Putty) and type "vncpasswd" without the quotes. Then set your password, and verify the password again. (NOTE: Do not install one of our templates with VNC enabled and ignore this step, you will leave your VPS very vulnerable if you don't change the password!)

2)      You must then turn on VNCSERVER via SSH command line in your VPS by typing: vncserver. You will then see a confirmation of hostname:1. (NOTE: You will need to repeat this step everytime you reboot your VPS and would like to VNC into your VPS.)

3)      Download the Free VNC Viewer (on your computer) from the official website:http://www.realvnc.com/cgi-bin/download.cgi

4)      Connect to your VPS ip and port 1 with your VNC Viewer. EX: YourIP:1

5)      Use the password that you have set previously in step 1.

6)      You should now be connected to your VPS!

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