How to Link Computers to a Server Over the Internet

January 19, 2023 / Servers, Hosting & Email

In this guide, we have explained how to link computers to a server over the internet.

Important business data is kept on a centrally hosted server by many small business offices. Each employee and user must start a remote connection to the server over an active Internet signal to access the server’s files. Operating systems for Windows and Mac OS X can connect to servers through the Internet and open shared files. Once the initial connection has been achieved, you can configure it to re-connect each time the machine wakes up.

Let us follow the instructions:

a) Instructions for Windows:

  1. “Computer” can be found by clicking the Start menu.
  2. Select the toolbar option labelled “Map network drive.”
  3. Select the letter to assign to the server by clicking the “Drive” menu.
  4. Enter the IP address or hostname of the server you want to visit in the Folder field.
  5. To have the server connect to your computer every time you start it up, check the box next to “Reconnect at Logon.”
  6. To add a shortcut to the server in the Computer window, click the “Finish” button. Depending on the server’s setup, enter your username and password to log in.

b) Instructions for Mac:

  1. In the Dock, select the “Finder” icon.
  2. Click “Connect to Server” from the Go menu at the top of the screen.
  3. Type the server’s IP address or hostname into the pop-up box. If the server is a Windows-based machine, add the “smb:/” prefix to the IP address or hostname.
  4. To start a connection, click the “Connect” button. Depending on the server’s setup, enter your username and password to log in.
  5. Click “Ok” after highlighting the server drive or volume that needs to be accessed.

There you go! Was it not clear and straightforward to understand? We anticipate that you can now link computers to servers over the internet. You can get in touch with our support staff at any time if you need assistance. All you have to do is call, live chat, or raise a ticket.



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