HOW TO: SSH using PuTTY

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HOW TO SSH TO THE SERVER

NOTE: For the safety purposes of our servers, we are using SSH PORT: 44200.

SSH-PuTTY-SSH Port
SSH Port

 

Download PuTTY

Download and open PuTTY using the following steps:

  1. Download PuTTY from the PuTTY website.Ensure that you comply with the license requirements.
  2. Launch the client.

 

Configure your connection

To configure your connection, use the following steps:

  1. In the PuTTY Configuration window, enter the following values:
    • In the Host Name field, enter the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your Cloud Server.
    • Ensure that the connection type is set to SSH.
    • (Optional) In the Saved Sessions field, assign a name for this connection. The next time you use PuTTY, assigning one name saves time. Each of your cloud servers can be assign with a different name.
  2. Click Open.

Accept the key

If this is the first time that you have used PuTTY to log in to your server with SSH, a warning similar to the following one displays:

The server’s host key is not cached in the registry. You have no guarantee
that the server is the computer you think it is. The server’s rsa2 key
fingerprint is: . If you trust this host, hit **Yes** to add the key to
PuTTY’s cache and carry on connecting. If you want to carry on connecting just
once, without adding the key to the cache, hit No. If you do not trust this
host, hit Cancel to abandon the connection.

If you’re sure the right information is entered, click Yes.

This alert is not shown in subsequent connections since the host key is now cached on your local computer registry. But if you connect to your server from a separate computer, you can expect to see this alert.

Enter your username and password

The device will prompt you for your username and password when you accept the alert.

If you login to the server for the first time, you need to log in as the root user.

However, if the root user password is prompted, type this server’s current root password. The password at is not echoed to the screen. Then, press Enter.

If you enter the correct root password, the prompt responds with a shell prompt:

[root@yourservername ~]#

Now you can work on your server with all permissions.

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