Nimbus Hosting servers are managed using the control panel (STORM) and SSH You’ll need to have an SSH client on windows we recommend PuTTY and Terminal on OSX.


To log in to your server with SSH, you need three pieces of information:

  • The server’s IP address or Hostname
  • The SSH username
  • The SSH users password

You can find the guide for obtaining your SSH login info here in this guide.



Connecting with PuTTY


Download and run the PuTTY installer located here: Latest PuTTY download


When you open PuTTY, you’ll be shown the configuration menu.


Enter your servers’s hostname or IP address. The default port for SSH is 22.


Click Open to start an SSH session. If you have never previously logged into this system with PuTTY (we’ll assume here you have not), you will see a message alerting you that the server’s SSH key fingerprint is new, and asking if you want to proceed. Click Yes


You'll then get prompted with login as:


Enter the username you obtained earlier and then you will be prompted for the password:



After entering the password you will then be logged into the server.


You may want to issue this command:


su -


Which will log you into the root account and grant you higher permissions to run commands.


If you require the root login details for the server you will need to contact support or raise a ticket



Connecting with Terminal



Launch the Terminal application, Terminal is found in /Applications/Utilities/ directory but you can also launch it from Spotlight by hitting Command+Spacebar and typing “Terminal” and then return

Open Terminal for the Mac SSH client

At the command prompt, enter the following ssh syntax:


  • ssh username@your_server_ip


Replace “username” with the appropriate user account of the remote machine, and “ip.address” with the IP address of the remote machine. For example:

ssh nimbus@192.168.1.5

  1. Hit the Return key to execute the command
  2. Optional: You may need to verify the authenticity of the host, if everything checks out type “yes” to accept a fingerprint key and connect to the SSH server, or type ‘no’ to reject it and disconnect
  3. Login to the remote server by entering the password for the user account you are logging into


You may want to issue this command:


su -


Which will log you into the root account and grant you higher permissions to run commands.


If you require the root login details for the server you will need to contact support or raise a ticket