How To Log Into Your VPS with PuTTY ( Windows users )
Posted by RAJU K on 02 February 2016 10:27 PM


PuTTY is a free software application for Windows 95, 98, XP, Vista, 7 and 10 which can be used to make an SSH connection to your server.


Before you start, you'll need:

  • Your VPS SSH login credentials. Please check VPS Welcome email.

Step One—Dowload PuTTY

To log into your VPS on windows, you will need to have PuTTY, an SSH client, installed on your computer.

If you do not have it yet, you can download the program here. Choose the windows installer.


Step Two—Set Up the Configuration Screen

Once PuTTY is downloaded and installed, starting the program will take you to the configuration screen, where you need to make just a couple of changes.

Putty Settings

  • Fill in the “Host Name (or IP address)” field with the VPS IP address from the welcome email, make sure the port number is 22, and the connection type is SSH.
  • Additionally, click on the sidebar entry, SSH, and select “2 only” as the preferred SSH protocol version.
  • Once everything is configured, you can name and save these preferences for the future by clicking on Session in the sidebar and typing a title into the Saved Sessions field.
  • Then click save.


Step Three—Connect

Double click on the session name to connect, and accept the subsequent pop up that asks if you want to connect to the host.

If this is your first time connecting to the server from this computer, you will see the following output. Accept the connection by clicking Yes.

Putty Alert


a) Once the SSH Connection is open, you should see a terminal prompt asking for your username:

login as:

Connect with your SSH user root.

Putty Connection

b) Next, enter your password. Please note that you will NOT see your cursor moving, or any characters typed (such as ******), when typing your password. This is a standard PuTTY security feature. Hit enter.

Using keyboard-interactive authentication.

c) You are now logged into your server with SSH. You should see output like this:

The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.$


You can begin typing commands at the prompt.