SSH connection on Windows with Putty

In this guide, you will learn how to connect in SSH on Windows using the Putty client.¬†This will allow you to remotely connect to your VPS server.¬†Let‚Äôs go!¬†ūüėČ

Here are the steps for an SSH connection on Windows:

  1. Putty client download
  2. Collecting SSH access information
  3. Connecting to your VPS

Summary

  • What you will need
  • Step 1 ‚Äď Download Putty Client
  • Step 2 ‚Äď Gather SSH Credentials
    • Step 2.1 ‚Äď SSH Details for Shared Hosting
    • Step 2.2 ‚Äď SSH Details for Virtual Private Servers (VPS)
  • Step 3 ‚Äď Connecting to your VPS

What you will need

Before logging in using SSH, you will need the following:

  • A Windows computer
  • The Putty SSH Client
  • Your server‚Äôs IP address and password

Step 1 ‚Äď Download Putty Client

You can download the latest version of the Putty client here .

√Čtape 2 ‚Äď Collecte d‚Äôinformations d‚Äôacc√®s SSH

Une fois que le client Putty est installé sur votre système, vous devez localiser les détails nécessaires pour établir votre connexion SSH.

√Čtape 2.1 ‚Äď D√©tails SSH pour l‚Äôh√©bergement partag√©

Si vous disposez d‚Äôun compte d‚Äôh√©bergement Web mutualis√©, les d√©tails de connexion SSH se trouvent dans la section¬†SSH¬†de votre panneau de contr√īle et dans la cat√©gorie¬†Avanc√©.

Access SSH through hPanel Hostinger

L√†, vous verrez tous les d√©tails requis, tels que¬†IP¬†SSH¬†,¬†Port¬†SSH¬†et¬†Nom¬†d‚Äôutilisateur SSH¬†avec¬†Mot de passe¬†SSH.¬†Le mot de passe utilis√© pour la connexion SSH est identique √† celui du FTP.¬†Dans le cas o√Ļ vous l‚Äôavez oubli√© ou que vous ne le connaissez pas, vous pouvez le r√©initialiser √† l‚Äôaide de la section¬†Acc√®s FTP¬†de votre panneau de contr√īle.

hPanel SSH access details

Dans le cas o√Ļ l‚Äôacc√®s SSH est r√©gl√© sur¬†D√©sactiv√©¬†, activez-le et appuyez sur¬†Mettre √† jour¬†.

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√Čtape 2.2 ‚Äď D√©tails SSH pour Virtual Private Servers (VPS)

Pour vous connecter √† un serveur priv√© virtuel (VPS), vous pouvez localiser toutes les informations requises dans la section¬†Serveurs¬†en haut de votre panneau de contr√īle.¬†S√©lectionnez votre VPS dans la liste d√©roulante pour consulter ses informations.

ssh VPS details

Dans le cas o√Ļ vous ne connaissez pas le mot de passe root de votre VPS, il peut √™tre r√©initialis√© en appuyant sur la zone¬†Raccourcir le mot¬†de¬†passe¬†.

Step 3 ‚Äď Connecting to your VPS

  • Open the Putty client you just downloaded.
host address putty
  • Enter your server‚Äôs IP address.¬†You can get this information from your host.¬†Click the¬†Open¬†button ¬†to continue.
root login
  • You will first need to fill in your username after Login as:.¬†In this tutorial, we will use root as the username since it is the user who has all the permissions on the server.¬†After entering your username, simply press the¬†Enter¬†button ¬†on your keyboard.
  • Now you will need to enter your password, which you can get from your host (and where it can be changed).¬†Just enter your password and continue by pressing the¬†Enter¬†button ¬†on your keyboard.

IMPORTANT! You will not see any indication on the screen when entering your password (or even ****)

Conclusion

Thanks for following this short guide!¬†ūüėČ

You learned how to connect to your server using Putty and therefore learned how to manage your server remotely.

Hope to see you again for another tutorial!¬†ūüėČ

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