SSH, or secure shell, is a network protocol used for secure network communications and remote command execution. Common use cases for SSH include: controlling computers remotely and securing network services. A great example of securing other services is the SFTP protocol which uses SSH to securely connect to a server and FTP to transfer the files. Continue reading “What is SSH?”
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VNC is short for ‘Virtual Network Computing’. It’s a simple method for sharing a graphical desktop environment. For example, if you install VNC on your hosted server, you could connect to its graphical desktop environment remotely.
- These instructions are intended for configuring a TightVNC VNC Server to Use an SSH Tunnel on a single Ubuntu 14.04 LTS node.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as a non-root user, but with sudo access. For information on giving a user sudo access visit our page on How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Ubuntu 14.04.
- If you don’t already have a desktop environment installed on your server then you can follow our tutorial on How to Install the Xfce Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. If you don’t already have a TightVNC VNC Server then you can follow our tutorial on How to Install VNC Server on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.