How to SSH into the server using Putty

PuTTY is open source software used as SSH and telnet client. Latest version can be downloaded from

Run the installer once the download finishes.

  1. Open the Putty application.

  2. Enter the Host Name or IP address of the server you want to connect to and click on Open button.


  3. Enter the username of the server, it can be root or any other custom username that was setup.


  4. Enter the password of the server and then press the Enter button.


    Note: Passwords are hidden for security reasons.

  5. Done! You are now logged into your server using SSH.

Upon successful login, you have now established an SSH connection to the server.

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