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HELP: How can I access my VPS from only-http proxy at work?
I plan to get a VPS but my problem is I would like to administer it from my current job place, my employer uses a proxy to access internet that only let's through http and https traffic, so I would like to ask you some kind of solution to run ssh from port 80 or something like that, but in that case my websites couldn't be serve in port 80 I think :-( ..
I bet there are many of you that access your vps from proxified corporate networks.. so how do you do it?
You can run ssh server on port 443 (https) , if you don't use it on your vps. Also , usually in your vps control panel (something like solusvm,usually on port 443) , you'll have access to a web-based SSH Terminal.
I've used serfish.com/console/ and gotossh.com in the past and they both work nicely on locked down work/school networks. This one is free and looks decent also: sshterm.com.
(My advice is setup a unprivileged user account then su into root for security and only connect over HTTPS if the option is available.)
if i remember correctly, sshterm is the same console that is available with solusvm.
Thank you very much for your answers! :-)
I will probably use sshterm.com or gotossh.com so to no occupy my 443 port in case I needed. Also very good to know solusvm panel has web-ssh builtin so I can considerate it when looking for VPS providers.
This will only help you if their SolusVM does not run on the standard port. Standard ports for SolusVM are 5353 and 5656 which will be blocked by your proxy. Some companies use port 80 and 443 for this exact reason but it's not setup that way by default.
One of the easiest ways would be
Your can connect to your vps over ssh to port 443
Additionally you can host websites on https and the memory footprint is very low.