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Install SSH Server on CentOS

You can install an SSH Server in CentOS VPS by doing the following:

  1. Open your VPS console from the Power Management control panel.
  2. Log In to your VPS by entering your username and password.
  3. Install the following packages to set up your SSH server and client in CentOS Linux Operating System. To install the server and client, use the following command:
    # yum -y install openssh-server openssh-clients
  4. Start the SSH service with the following commands:
    # chkconfig sshd on
    # service sshd start
  5. SSH service runs at port 22 by default. You can check if port 22 is open using the following command:
    # netstat -tulpn | grep :22

Congratulations, you have installed an SSH Server on your CentOS VPS.

To configure the SSH Server edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config and update the configuration values.

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