Find your server’s IP address

Your server comes with a dedicated IP address you can use to access your server.

  1. Log in to your IFindHost – account.
  2. Click Servers.
  3. Next to the server you want to use, click Manage.

Your server’s IP address displays either in the Server Details & Resourcesor Server IP Address section.

Log in to my server

Logging in to your server depends on its operating system and whether or not you have a control panel installed on it:

Operating System How to access…
Linux Connect to your server or shared hosting account with SSH
Windows Connect via Remote Desktop (RDC) to your Windows server
Control Panel Access URL Default Username
cPanel cPanel https://your server’s IP address:2083 n/a (no default)
WHM https://your server’s IP address:2087 root
Plesk https://your server’s IP address:8443 admin

Set up your server

You already purchased a server — now you need to set it up, which includes the administrative stuff like your username and password.

To Set Up Your Virtual Private Server (VPS)

  1. Log in to your IFindHost – account.
  2. Click Servers.
  3. Next to the account you want to use, click Manage.
  4. Review the End User License Agreement, and then click Accept.
  5. Complete the following fields:
    • Enter Server Name — The server name (also known as your account name) helps you identify this account on your account list.
    • Select Operating System — Choose the operating system you want to run on the server.
    • Set Overage Protection — Bandwidth Overage Protection shields you from costly bandwidth overage fees by automatically suspending your account when its allotted bandwidth is exceeded. Your suspended account is reinstated at the start of your next billing cycle or when additional bandwidth is purchased.
    • Enter User Name — The user name created here is the name you use to log in to your server. On Linux® servers, you cannot log in to your server as “root”. If you need root access, see Switching to the Root User on Your Linux Server.
    • Enter New Password — Use this password when you access your server using the User Name or when using root access.
    • Confirm New Password — Confirm your password.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Confirm your settings and then click Submit.

If you purchased FTP Backups with your server, complete the FTP Backup Login Information fields:

  • FTP User Name — The user name used to access your FTP Backup account from your server
  • FTP Password — Use this password when you access your FTP Backup account from your server using the FTP User Name
  • Confirm FTP Password — Confirm your password

Once you click Submit, your virtual private server should be ready to use in approximately 5 hours. We’ll email you once it is ready.

Am I using My Servers or the Hosting Control Center?

We have two different interfaces to manage our servers:

  • My Server is our current management interface
  • Hosting Control Panel is our older system
  1. Log in to your IFindHost – account.
  2. Click Servers.
  3. Reference the following table to determine which interface your server uses, based on the product description that displays beneath your server’s name:
    Label Interface
    [TierManaged VPS [Operating system] My Server
    Virtual Private Server My Server
    [X]GB Dedicated Server My Server
    Virtual Private Hosting [Operating system] Hosting Control Panel
    [TierDedicated Hosting [Operating System] Hosting Control Panel
    Dedicated Server (monthly) Hosting Control Panel

Example values of [Tier] include:

  • Value
  • Economy
  • Deluxe
  • Premium

[Operating System] will either display as:

  • Linux
  • Windows