Moving files to and from your VPS can be a pain. Some people use
online transfer services such as Dropbox and some people use FTP clients
to transfer their files, the problem with these methods? The both
require you to install additional programs to transfer the files, but
there is a simpler way to do it. Using remote desktop connection you can
move your files freely between your VPS and any computer, no need for
additional programs or confusing FTP information, and only requires a
few extra steps when connecting normally to your VPS.
Connecting to your Windows VPS
To connect to your Windows VPS you are going to have to run Remote
Desktop Connection from your windows computer.
Once you’ve launched the Remote desktop Connection Client you need to
enter the IP address of your virtual server. Your account welcome email
that you received once your account was activated will have the IP
address listed that you need to use. You can find it in the “Remote Desktop Settings” portion of the email.
Before you connect you will have to open up the Options tab. On the
Local Resources tab under the Local device and resources you will find
the “more..” button. This is what you will use to move the files from
your computer to your VPS.
Here you will find all of the available drives on your computer that can
connect to your VPS. When you select a drive it will be loaded when you
connect to the VPS, doing this will give you full access to the loaded
Select the drive(s) that have files to be moved to the VPS. If
the files are saved on your desktop than the drive you will want to load
is the main drive or the C: drive. When you have finished selecting
your drive(s) you can continue to connect to your VPS.
Once you have connected, go to My Computer where you will find the drive(s) that you have selected.
Open the drive and navigate to where you keep the files for VPS.
Once you have found the files you can just copy them over to the hard
drive for the VPS. Moving files from the the VPS to your computer is
just as simple. Just copy the files you want to move and paste them to
the loaded drive.