Steps to connection with non standard port to Windows VPS


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On any server if you are using default port then attackers must be target your website or server easily. Like if you choose default port for Remote desktop services then intruders can easily attack your website. Windows default port is 3389 and most of the server uses this port.

To resolve this issue many hosting providers started the VPS service on non standard port. It means if you just entre the computer name and IP address without port number then it will not work, you have to enter the computer name, IP address with port number (Computer name/IP address port”) in connection window.

You can check below steps:
  • Login to your Windows VPS.
  • Navigate to Click Start >> All Programs >> Accessories >> Remote Desktop Connection. Or you can go to Run and type mstsc in text box.
  • Now you have to enter server IP address and port number ( and click on Connect.
  • Now enter username and password to login.
  • After login you will see SSL certificate warning message you have to ignore this warning message and tick on “‌Don't‌ ‌ask‌ ‌me‌ ‌again‌ ‌for‌ ‌connections‌ ‌to‌ ‌this‌ ‌computer”. Now proceed further.
  • You have login successfully on Windows VPS.
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