In the following article we will explain how to log in to your server via SSH Using PuTTY.


WHAT IS PUTTY

There are many ways to log in to your server via SSH. Today we will explain how to do that using putty.

Putty is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application.

It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection. The name “PuTTY” has no definitive meaning, though “tty” is the name for a terminal in the Unix tradition, usually held to be short for Teletype.

PuTTY was originally written for Microsoft Windows, but it has been ported to various other operating systems. Official ports are available for some Unix-like platforms, with work-in-progress ports to Classic Mac OS and Mac OS X, and unofficial ports have been contributed to platforms such as Symbian and Windows Mobile.

PuTTY was written and is maintained primarily by Simon Tatham and is currently beta software.

You can download putty from here. For Microsoft Windows users, PuTTY is compatible with Windows 95 or greater: nearly every modern Windows computer can run PuTTY. Simply save the program to your desktop and double-click it to begin (no need for installation). You’ll be presented with this screen:

Enter the hostname or IP address of the system you’d like to log into and click “Open” to start the SSH session. If you haven’t logged into this system with PuTTY before, you will receive a warning similar to the following:

In this case, PuTTY is asking you to verify that the server you’re logging into is who it says it is due to the possibility that someone could be eavesdropping on your connection, posing as the server you are trying to log into. Once you press “YES” you will be log in to your virtual server via SSH using putty.

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