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How to connect to linux VPS server Via Android

In this tutorial we will discuss with detail the steps taken to connect to a Linux server through your Android device. We will be using the JuiceSSH application from Google Play.

19 Oct, 20 by Susith Nonis 1 min Read

How to connect to linux VPS server Via Android

In the previous article we explained how to access a Windows server through an Android device. As a continuation, here we will provide the necessary tools and tips to how to connect a Linux server using an Android device.

How to connect to SSH with Android Device

In order to connect to the Linux VPS from your Android device, first of all you will need to set up the server and install SSH server. Note that in this tutorial we will be connecting to a CentOS server(VPS).

Here is an article about how to connect to linux VPS from Windows & MAC.

Install openssh-server package:

  • sudo yum install -y openssh-server;

How to connect to linux VPS server Via Android

Now we will move on to configuring our Android device.

  1. Install “Juice SSH” from Google play

How to connect to SSH with Android Device

  1. Open the app and click on Connections at the top

Connections on JuiceSSH

  1. Click on the + icon and provide the server details

Creating a connection

  1. Click on “Identity” and select “New”

Creating new identity

  1. Provide the required details and tap the tick on the top right corner

Setting up the identity

  1. Save the details.

Saving the server details

  1. Now select the newly created connection to your server.

Connection set

  1. Provide the Username and Password

Linux server connected

Congratulations, you have successfully connected to the Linux server from your Android device.


Susith Nonis

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