Originally Posted by Juc1
Can I please clarify this - I use putty on my home laptop to connect to my VPS in another country so I guess that would be remote access.
Yes, that is remote access.
But I can also log in to the VPS via Parallels Plesk Panel which has its own SSH client. So is that still remote access, or I mean is there any real difference between these two types of SSH login?
This is also remote access from what I can read from their site.
When you access a machine from within the network it is consider as local access. It doesn't matter even if you VPN. When you VPN you are in local network so that is local access. I am defining local access in terms of network not in terms of geography.
When you access a machine from outside your network it is consider as remote access.
This is my understanding of local and remote access.