Managing Your Server Through SSH Port Using Putty
Each server administrator should know a very essential skill, the skill of understanding the use of Putty to access a server by connecting through SSH Port. This straightforward instructional tutorial would serve as an essential guide for any amateur with no knowledge about Linux and server.
In the first place, I think it would be a smarter option to comprehend what the Putty is. Being a notable and most utilized instrument, Putty is fundamentally a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols and as a serial console client. The simplicity of this tool makes it broadly utilized. The program was initially composed for Windows-based PCs however then it has been ported to different other working frameworks, even on cell phones running Symbian. The Putty tool has been design to be compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and even Windows 8.
Now, this article would walk you through the process of managing a server through SSH port using the Putty tool
- Download Putty.exe from here or via direct link here
- Open the main interface of Putty by double clicking, which would look like this
- Now, enter the host name (which can be an IP address also) of your server which you had obtained from your provider.
- Let the value of the field “Port” remain as 22 which is the default value, unless your provider had changed it into another port which you should have been informed about.
- Ensure the Connection Type is chosen as “SSH” like this
- You are done now! Next, Click Open Button. You will see an alert window if you are using Putty tool for the first time to connect to your server through SSH. Just hit the “Yes” Button on the alert window.
- Now Putty will come up with a terminal prompt asking for your user-name. You need to enter as “root” and you will then to enter the password when it is asked for. You can then start typing commands at the prompt.
For example you can try the below command
It will show up like this
Wow! See how you are accessing your server through SSH Commands with Putty. You can try any other basic Linux Commands to manage any unmanaged server.