How to use Putty for SSH

Putty is wonderful client to connect to Linux or Unix server easily. It has the option to connect using both telnet or ssh protocol. It has option of RAW ,serial ,RLogin also

It is available for Windows 95, 98, XP, Vista,7 ,10 and It can downloaded from below link

Download Putty here

How to Setup Putty Client on Windows

1.Download consist of putty.exe executable.

  1. Save the download to your any convenient  folder.

Let’s for example ,the folder is


3.If you want to creat a shortcut  to PuTTY on your desktop:
a.Open the C:/tech folder in Windows Explorer.
b Right click on the putty.exe file and select Send To > Desktop

Now we are ready to launch the PuTTY client

How to launch the PuTTY client

Double-click on the putty.exe program or the desktop shortcut to launch the application.

Following screen will be displayed

Now we are ready to connect to any Linux or Unix server

How to use Putty for SSH or Telnet

You should have beforehand before you proceed with below steps

a)Hostname or IP address of the VPS or dedicated server

b) Protocol to use SSH or telnet

c) For SSH, it will ask for verification of keys

d)  Username and password and  login to the system

Step 1

Put the server name in host name field and choose the appropriate protocol

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and click open

Step 2

If you have chosen SSH protocol which is the default and secure one ,then below message will be displayed

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Click Yes

In case of telnet ,it will directly go to next step

Step 3

Now you will be shown below on the screen

Enter the Username and then it will ask for password. Enter the password and you will get the $ sign and now you can proceed with your activities

Other features of Putty client which can be used

  1. You can log the activities being done on the Putty client using the logging option

You can put the location of logfile as per your convenience

2.   You can specify the Number of rows,column and scroll back length in the window option on  the left hand side

  1. You can specify the cursor type and font settings in appearance on the left side

  1. You can change the terminal colour settings using colour setting in left hand side

We can use the puttycm tool.It is very useful if you are managing multiple server


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