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Using PuTTY to connect to a server via SSH

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What is PuTTY?

PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Windows and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator. It is written and maintained primarily by Simon Tatham. More specific information about PuTTY can be found on the Official Website.

Download

Download PuTTY

Using PuTTY

  1. Open the application.
  2. Under the “Session” section, fill in the details specified here:
    • Hostname/IP Address: <ip address of your server>
    • Port: 2200 (unless you’ve altered the default)
    • Connection Type: <SSH>
  3. Click “Open”
  4. You will then be prompted for the user’s login details. You’ll want to provide the user as ‘root’ with the corresponding root password for your server.
PuTTY config

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