How to Connect CentOS VPS via Remote Desktop?

How to enable Remote Desktop Connection in CentOS 7 and connect via Windows 10 and how to access CentOS GUI Remotely from Windows?

If web hosting providers provide you Linux dedicated server or Linux Cloud VPS server without remote desktop enabled, you must follow this step by step video tutorial to configure XRDP on your Linux VPS server and controlling with GUI. This video totally shows the process to connect CentOS VPS via Remote Desktop using GUI.

Connect CentOS VPS via Remote Desktop

Before configuring remote desktop on any Linux VPS server, you must know that the VPS server comes with Linux core or server. These Linux doesn’t have a GUI or desktop environment.

You must Install one of the Linux

Unity is Ubuntu’s default desktop environment. If you’ve installed Ubuntu using the standard installer, you’re probably using the Unity desktop right now.

GNOME was once the most popular Linux desktop environment. The GNOME 2.x series used by default on Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, and most other big Linux distributions. It was a simple, relatively lightweight desktop environment.

The other KDE Desktop, XfceCinnamon, MATELXDE, and Xmonad are also best for Linux desktop environment

In the video tutorial, I have installed GNOME as a desktop environment on CentOS 7 VPS. So let’s see the entire process of how to connect CentOS VPS via Remote Desktop.

Linux Desktop Environment

A desktop environment typically consists of icons, windows, toolbars, folders, wallpapers and desktop widgets. A GUI might also provide drag and drop functionality and other features that make the desktop metaphor more complete. A desktop environment aims to be an intuitive way for the user to interact with the computer using concepts which are similar to those used when interacting with the physical world, such as buttons and windows.

Related: Linux Tips and Tricks.


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