Last Updated: 17 April 2018
By Maynard Paton

Getting Started With SSH Clients And Terminal

My Installing Sendy and Virtualmin on Amazon Web Services (AWS) guide involves issuing instructions through what is called the command line. 

You connect your computer to your AWS server via an SSH (Secure Shell) client, so you can use the command line to amend various files and install the Virtualmin software. 

My guide uses the Terminal application within Mac OS X 10.9.4 as an SSH client. Windows users may wish to search for articles such as this for a suitable SSH client alternative. PuTTY is a popular option

Becoming familiar with Terminal (or the Windows equivalent) — and the commands used within the guide — will be extremely helpful when it comes to maintaining your Sendy/Virtualmin/AWS set-up.

Here are the steps to follow

1) You can find Terminal within Finder.

Open Finder, select Applications, then Utilities then Terminal:  

You can then drag Terminal onto your Dock for convenience.

2) Open Terminal and a screen similar to this will appear:

3) You can change your Terminal settings by selecting Terminal, then Preferences then Settings:

I have set my default to the Pro setting. Colours, fonts and other features can also be changed. Close the Settings window once completed. 

4) Within the Installing Sendy and Virtualmin on AWS guide, command-line instructions are presented like this:


So back at the Terminal command line, type in


...then press Enter. The date should now appear. 

5) Now enter:


You have now exited that particular Terminal session:

You can now close the Terminal window.  

6) All done!

Click here to return to the Introduction to Installing Sendy and Virtualmin on AWS.

If you have any questions or comments about this page, please let me know so I can keep this website as helpful as possible.

Happy installing!

Maynard Paton

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