How to SSH to Linux server from Windows

  1. Download PuTTY from or another PuTTY download source. The "putty.exe" download is good for basic SSH.

  2. Save the download to your C:\WINDOWS folder.

  3. If you want to make a link to PuTTY on your desktop:

    *Open the C:\WINDOWS folder in Windows Explorer.

    *Right click on the putty.exe file and select Send To > Desktop(create shortcut)

  4. Double-click on the putty.exe program or the desktop shortcut to launch the application.

  5. Enter your connection settings:

    *For the Port, please type in 2211

    *Connection Type: SSH (leave as default)

  6. 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.

  7. Once the SSH Connection is open, you should see a terminal prompt asking for your username: "login as:". Connect with your SSH user of choice.

  8. 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 after you have entered your password.

  9. You are now logged into your server with SSH. You can begin typing commands at the prompt.

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