How to Use Teamviewer to Access a Server Remotely

People usually use the remote desktop connection (RDP) to access a VPS or dedicated server 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 server 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 Server?

RDP is the primary and easy connection method for remote access to a VPS and dedicated server. But why does someone still choose TeamViewer to access servers? 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/Dedicated Server via TeamViewer?

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

Install TeamViewer

After the installation, you will see the following interface.

After Installed TeamViewer
Step 2: Install TeamViewer Host on your VPS/Dedicated Server

Access your VPS/dedicated server 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.

teamviewer host setup

2. Accept the EULA and the DPA.

Accept the EULA and the DPA

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

teamviewer host setup

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

teamviewer host setup

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

teamviewer host setup

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

teamviewer host setup
Step 3: Access the VPS/Dedicated server 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”.

Sign in to your TeamViewer account

3. Input the dynamic password you got.

Sign in to your TeamViewer account

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

Sign in to your TeamViewer account

TeamViewer is an easy and common way to access a server 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.