One of the very first questions asked by people choosing VPS sounds like: how to connect to the server at a distance? And if your virtual private server works on Windows operating system, there is no problem with remote control. Everything happens thanks to the RDP connection. We’ll tell you what it is and how it works.
What will you learn from this post?
RDP abbreviation means Remote Desktop Protocol, the protocol responsible for the remote control of the desktop. Microsoft owns it. The protocol ensures the most convenient, functional, and secure way to connect to the particular device. It can be a personal computer or a VDS server (same as VPS. Follow the link to learn more).
Note: you need nothing but the basics of technoliteracy to use RDP. Even so, you can launch it from almost every operating system. Though, the algorithm of actions varies. That is why a post about server connection must be divided into sections with step-by-step instructions.
As the company that developed the protocol owns this operating system, this way is the easiest. RDP is available in versions from 2000 and XP to 10 inclusive. Each version has got a Start menu option called “Remote desktop connection.” On the other hand, you might not look for it and act simpler:
As the RDP protocol is a Microsoft product, it has no official support in this operating system. Though there is a convenient and reliable solution - Remmina client. Some versions have it by default. If you don’t have it, it is not an issue either. To install it, run the Terminal and type three commands:
After that, you need to reboot an application and perform the following actions:
Today, the issue of connection with a remote server through a smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS, it does not matter) goes more urgent. Microsoft created brand applications for both ecosystems. You can find them in the App Store or Google Play under the name “Remote Desktop”. its usage has some special moments:
P.S. As you can see, RDP is not that difficult. However, every VPS user might have questions and troubles. That is why convenient technical support solving problems fast and in an intelligible way is essential. In HostZealot, you’ll get such support. Our managers are always ready to help with RDP connections in different situations.