How To Connect To Your VPS Using Putty? Connecting VPS

Connecting VPS using Putty!

Many people have difficulties connecting to their VPS after it is delivered to them. In this article, we’re going to learn how to simply download putty and connect to VPS using it. So let’s begin!

Connecting VPS using Putty

Before we begin, what actually “Putty” is? Putty is an open-source SSH client that is used as a command window to connect to Virtual Private Servers remotely. According to Wikipedia,

PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection. It can also connect to a serial port. The name “PuTTY” has no official meaning.

Connecting VPS

So without wasting much time, we will first download the SSH client, Putty. To do that, head over to and select you Windows with the bit. As soon as it is downloaded, you don’t have to install(if you downloaded the package).

When you open, it will look like this.

Connecting VPS by opening putty

In the “Host Name(or IP address)”, enter your VPS IP and leave other settings as shown in the above screenshot(default). When you’re done, click on “Open” button in right downside. When you connect, you may see something like this.

Click on “Yes” to allow the host key to be registered into your system. This host key is generated from the server’s end is totally safe.

Connecting VPS by entering username and password

Now you have to enter the username as specified. For a VPS, it will be by default as “root”. If it is something else, you can check the details provided in the email(by the provider). After entering the username as “root”, press enter. Now another line will come up, asking for a password. Enter the password. You might notice that the password is not being written, neither as asterisks. This is for security reason. Your password is being written but it will not show that you’re writing to avoid someone peeping into your screen and count the password length. When you write the password correctly, press enter.

It is now connected. You have connected to your VPS.

The screen may look as it is shown in the above screenshot. Or it may contain some additional texts depending on your MOTD(login message) which can be based on OS, Hosting provider’s configuration or anything else. But mostly, it will look like the above-displayed screenshot.


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About Manal Shaikh 25 Articles
Manal Shaikh, the Founder of Shadow Networks International and CEO/Chairman of Shadow Hosting International. A cybersecurity analyst, network analyst and a web administrator.

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