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How to use Putty on windows to access your Linux VPS over SSH.

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How to Connect using PuTTY

So you're excited to access your VPS or Dedicated Linux Server using SSH.

If you are using Microsoft Windows, then Putty is the easiest way to connect.

Download PuTTY :

  1. Launch the PuTTY SSH client, then enter your server’s IP and SSH Port. (22) default

    Click the Open button to proceed. 

    The main menu of PuTTY SSH client

  2. login as: message will pop-up and asks you to enter your SSH username.

    For VPS users, this is usually root. After entering your username, press Enter.

  3. Type your SSH password and press Enter again.

    For security reasons, the screen won’t show the password but will register what you type.

    Connecting to your server via PuTTY

Congratulations! You have successfully connected to your account using the PuTTY SSH client.

You can list all available SSH commands by executing help via the terminal.

Type quit to logout of SSH.

Remember all commands left running on SSH will stop when you quit.

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