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How to SSH to the server using PuTTY

PuTTY is an open source utility that allows you to SSH to your Linux server (remote) from a Windows machine.

You can download PuTTY from the following link:http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe

How to use PuTTY:

  • Download the PuTTY from the above link and double-click the file. If a box appears asking if you want to run it, select Run.
  • In the PuTTY Configuration window confirm following settings:

o   Host Name (or IP address) : Enter the Hostname/IP of the Linux server.

Note: The hostname and server login details are sent to the administrative email account when the server is provisioned.

o   Port: 22

o   Connection Type: SSH


Note: The SSH Port by default is 22. However, if you have changed the SSH port, please provide the custom port number in the Port textbox.

  • Click on the Open button.


  • If this is the first time you have connected to this host from your computer, you may get a message similar to below. Click Yes and continue.


  • The PuTTY terminal will now appear. Enter your user name (generally it will be ‘root’) and hit Enter.
  • Enter the root password and hit Enter.


  • If the login details are correct, you will be presented with Linux command prompt.