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:
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.
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.
a) Once the SSH Connection is open, you should see a terminal prompt asking for your username:
Connect with your SSH user root.
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.
c) You are now logged into your server with SSH. You should see output like this:
You can begin typing commands at the prompt.