VNC Remote Desktop

VNC (Virtual Network Computing) is the Linux-world technology to use Remote Desktops. It can be used to work with your Linux virtual machine remotely using any VNC client (viewer) software, on Windows, MacOS, Android/IOS device.

VNC Server is a bit tricky to maintain and install.

VNC has also some disadvantages compared to Windows Remote Desktop, the main being far less efficient. This means that VNC screen redraws more slowly, and visual quality is worse than of Windows Remote Desktop solutions. It is normal for VNC to work slower than you may expect. And it is not a feature of VPS server your purchase - this is known VNC protocol limitation.

The positive thing to say about VNC is that it is free and cross-platform.

Installing VNC Server (CentOS Linux)

Very simple and basic VNC installation can be done with the following commands.

yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop"
yum install tigervnc-server
firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service vnc-server
firewall-cmd --reload
vncserver

You may use any VNC Client/Viewer to try to connect to your VPS after running that. Please note that you will need some more tuning to make this work after server reboots. If you like the idea and how it works, please proceed with Google to get it working right.

Installing VNC Server (Ubuntu Linux)

Very simple and basic VNC installation can be done with the following commands.

sudo apt install xfce4 xfce4-goodies tightvncserver
vncserver

You may use any VNC Client/Viewer to try to connect to your VPS after running that. Please note that you will need some more tuning to make this work after server reboots. If you like the idea and how it works, please proceed with Google to get it working right.

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