PuTTY is a widely used open-source software SSH and Telnet client for Windows that lets you connect to your remote computers/instances from your local machine (Windows computer). You need to have PuTTY installed on your local machine.
If you don’t have PuTTY installed, refer to its official website to download it.
Connect to an instance using password
To connect to the Instance via PuTTY, follow the steps below
- Launch the PuTTY and enter the IP address of an Instance.
- Check its port (it should be 22 by default) and the Connection type should be SSH.
- Click Open
- Click SSH under Connection in the left sidebar and check 2 is selected for the SSH protocol version.
A message will prompt you to enter your username, enter username root, and press Enter.
- Enter your Password and press ENTER.
You are now successfully connected to your Instance with the PuTTY client.
Connect to an instance using the SSH key
This guide considers that you have uploaded the public key to your account and specified the key while creating an Instance.
To connect to Instance using SSH keys, follow the steps below
- Double-click SSH under Connection in the left sidebar and open Auth.
In the RHS Private key file for authentication section, click Browse.
- Search for a private key file that ends with .ppk and click open.
- Click Data under Connection in the left sidebar and enter your Instance’s username in Auto-login username root.
- Click Session in the left sidebar and enter the name in the text box under Saved Sessions.
As your changes are saved, you will be connected to your Instance.