How to use TeamViewer to access a VPS

How to Use Teamviewer to Access a VPS Remotely

People usually use the remote desktop connection (RDP) to access a VPS from Windows, Mac, Android, and IOS local devices. But that’s not the only method you can use to access it. If you are looking for a higher remote access speed on your VPS, as a third-party application, TeamViewer will be a good choice. This article will tell you how to use TeamViewer to connect to a VPS and what the benefits are when you use TeamViewer.

What is TeamViewer?

TeamViewer is a comprehensive and powerful application that supports remote access, remote control, and remote support solution. It works with almost every desktop and mobile platform, including Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. In this situation, once allowed, IT service providers can proactively monitor remote systems, client endpoints, and networks. TeamViewer lets certain people remote into computers or mobile devices located anywhere in the world.

You can visit the official website to learn more about TeamViewer.

Why use TeamViewer to connect to a VPS?

RDP is the primary and easy connection method for remote access to a VPS. But why does someone still choose TeamViewer to access VPS? Both TeamViewer and remote desktop connection have their advantages and disadvantages. You can consider the following benefits of TeamViewer, and switch to a remote desktop connection anytime.

  • Support more OS, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Chrome, Android, iOS, and IoT
  • Install and Update Easily
  • Team File-Sharing from Multiple Locations
  • Support Chat, Video, and Voice Call 
  • Have Free Version for Non-Commercial Use 
  • Router Configuration is Not Required
  • Allow Up To 25 Participants for a Session
  • Good Customer Support Team
  • Easily Share Application Windows, Full Desktops, and Screens
  • Drag and Drop File Share Capabilities
  • Have Notification When Your Device Is Accessed Remotely

How to connect to a VPS via TeamViewer?

You may have known how to connect to a VPS via RDP, then we will guide you on how to access a VPS via TeamViewer on your local device. Sometimes you would experience slow remote speed or when you use proxies/VPN software on the VPS. In this situation, you will need to use TeamViewer.

Step 1: Install TeamViewer on your local device.

First, for security purposes, let’s download a full version of TeamViewer from its official website or app store. The version you download depends on which local device you use. Then install it on your local device (PC, phone, or iPad).


Download TeamViewer

After the installation, you will see the following interface.

TeamViewer partner ID on local

Step 2: Install TeamViewer Host on your VPS

Access your VPS by using the remote desktop connection. Then, download TeamViewer Host and install it on your remote VPS.

Please follow these instructions to finish the installation:

1. Double click the TeamViewer host file or run it as an administrator.

2. Accept the EULA and the DPA.


install TeamViewer Host 2

3. Set a computer name, and password for the connection to your VPS.     


setup unattended access for TeamViewer host

4. Add your VPS to your contacts list. If you do not have a TeamViewer account, you need to create one first.


TeamViewer Host installation

5. Copy or record the generated ID. You will use the ID to connect your VPS in the future. Then, click “Finish”.


Get the partner ID in TeamViewer Host

6. Open TeamViewer Host in your VPS, and you will be able to the connection ID and a dynamic password.


Get the password to access VPS

Step 3: Access the VPS from your local device

1.Open TeamViewer on your local device. Sign in to your TeamViewer account

2.Select the feature you want, and input the partner ID in the “Remote Control” text box. Click “Connection”.

Access the VPS from your local device

3. Input the dynamic password you got.


Input the dynamic password of TeamViewer Host

4. Then, you will be able to see your VPS interface and do any operation on it.


Successfully Connect to VPS via TeamViewer

TeamViewer is an easy and common way to access a VPS remotely. If you want to learn more, you can refer to the difference between TeamViewer and RDP connection. Which connection method you choose depends on your requirements. Of course, you can use both methods as well.

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