Things you need to connect to SSH:
|Note: This is only available to Vodien Virtual Server plans and Dedicated Server plans.|
Follow the steps below on how to connect to SSH via a Windows device.
Step 1. Open the Putty app on your Windows device. Use the Windows search box if necessary.
Step 2. Under Category, click Connection >> SSH >> Auth.
Step 3. Click the Browse button and Open the downloaded private key from the generated SSH keys from your server.
Step 4. On the left window, click Session and enter the Basic options for your PuTTy session on the right.
- Host Name (or IP address) – Enter the host name or IP address of the remote server you want to access.
- Port – Leave the default port number – 22.
- Connection Type – Choose SSH.
- Saved Sessions – Enter a name to label this SSH connection. Then, click Save. This allows you to reconnect to the same SSH connection later.
Step 5. Under Saved Sessions, click the stored session you want to access and click Load.
Step 6. Click Open to launch the command-line interface.
Step 7. Click either of the options below to continue.
- Accept – Click Accept to connect and to add the SSH key to Putty’s cache.
- Connect Once – Click Connect Once to connect without adding the SSH key to Putty’s cache.
Step 8. Enter the username as the login as. Enter root if you log in as the root user of the server.
Step 9. Enter the passphrase key for the imported SSH key.
When successful, your username and server name show on the command line. You can now enter the SSH command you want to execute.