How to Connect to a Remote VPS on Windows Using PuTTY: A Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to connect to your remote VPS on Windows using PuTTY. This detailed step-by-step guide makes it easy for beginners to set up and manage their VPS remotely with PuTTY. Perfect for Windows users seeking reliable VPS access.

Introduction to connect to a remote VPS on Windows using PuTTY

PuTTY is a prevalent open-source terminal emulator commonly utilized for establishing secure connections to Linux devices, such as virtual private servers (VPS) and dedicated servers, from Windows operating systems by leveraging the SSH (Secure Shell) protocol.

Instructions for establishing a secure connection to VPS and servers using SSH

1. Download putty.exe from this  link 

2. Install the downloaded file on your windows.

3. Log in to your client area 

4. Navigate to your VPS/server.


5. Get your VPS/server data as shown on the below mentioned photo.


6. To connect to your VPS/server using PuTTY, launch putty, select session, insert your server IP, ssh port (default 22) then hit open button as shown on the below mentioned photo.


7. Accept PuTTY security alert


8. A pop up window will open to ask you about the username and password (note that to past the password, you need only to press right click then do enter)


9. ssh session will open connecting you to your VPS/server.


Establishing a secure connection to your VPS via secure shell (SSH) is a straightforward process. Remember to enhance security measures by disabling SSH access for the root user and changing the default port 22.

Administrator June 13, 2024
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