One 'host' server can run multiple VServer instances. Let's say you're working on a remote location using Windows OS. We will login to your 'host' server using SSH first and then enter a specific vserver instance:

  • Open the SSH client (Putty for example which can be downloaded fromĀ http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html)
  • Under 'Host Name', type the host system IP address (e.g. 232.123.44.108)
  • Set 'Port' = '2222' (use different SSH port if the default is not used by the host)
  • Click on the 'Open' button to initialize the connection
  • When asked for a username and password, provide the ones used on the host (e.g. 'root'/'pbxware')
  • Once in the host server list all of the available VServer instances
 ls /etc/vservers
  • Enter one of the available VServers
 vserver SERVER_NAME enter
  • Congratulations, you're now in VServer SERVER_NAME instance
  • To exit back to host, just type 'exit' and you'll be on the host again


You can access the Vserver instance, in a simpler way:

  • Open the SSH client
  • Under 'Host Name', type the Vserver IP address (e.g. 232.123.44.109)
  • Set 'Port' = '2020'
  • Click on the Open button to initialize the connection
  • When asked for a username and password, provide the ones used for Vserver root username
  • Congratulations, you are now in your Vserver instance.