How do I login to my Cloud Server via VNC?

This article applies to 123-reg Cloud Servers and Dedicated Cloud Servers.

This article will explain how you can connect to a 123-reg Cloud or Dedicated Cloud Server using VNC.

Before you can connect to your 123-reg Cloud Server you will need to activate VNC access, you can do this by following these steps:

1

Login to your 123-reg control panel.

2

In the Servers section, click on the Manage link next to the Cloud Servers section.

3

Click on the Manage button next to the Cloud Server you wish to configure.

4

Click on the Connectivity tab.

5

In the Connectivity - Graphical (VNC) Console section ensure that the box Activate VNC access is selected.

6

Click on the Save button to complete the activation.


Connecting using a VNC client

You will need to have a VNC client installed to connect to your 123-reg Cloud Server, in this example we are using TightVNC.

1

Open your VNVC client software.

2

In the Remote Host: field enter the IP address of your 123-reg Cloud Server with the port number 6001 appended at the end with a colon.

3

Press the Connect button to start the VNC session.

4

Enter the username for your Cloud Server and press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Please Note: The username and password for your 123-reg Cloud Server would have sent in your welcome email when purchasing the server.

5

Enter the password for your Cloud Server and press the Enter key on your keyboard.


You will now be connected to your Cloud Server using a VNC Client.

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