How to connect on a ssh server?

Connecting on a server using ssh can be a challenging task for a beginner. People usually do not understand what to do, where to go, and what software to use. It is because most us are familiar with using GUI based OS and are not aware that how command line OS works.

What is SSH?

Secure Shell (SSH) is a cryptographic network protocol for operating network services securely over an unsecured network.[1] The best known example application is for remote login to computer systems by users.

How to connect on SSH server from Windows OS?

You will need a software named putty to make an ssh connection. You can download the latest version of putty from this link.

When you open  putty, you will see an interface like this.


You will enter the IP address of server in Host Name(or IP address) box and enter the ssh port. It is very likely that your ssh port by default is 22. When you click on open, a window like this will pop up.


You will have to type your ssh username(most of the time root) and press enter and then you will be asked to enter password.
1. The password that you type is not visible.
2. The standard Ctrl+C doesn’t work on putty to enter password.
3. Getting Connection timed out means that your server is down and connection refused means your ssh port is something else or closed.
4. After copying password,  you can just right click in window to paste anything.

After entering your ssh password, you will be able to send commands to your server and ready to go!

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