Using Putty to SSH to Server

Posted on October 23rd, 2015

How to connect to putty?

Download PuTTY from this site 

You will see many options but for Windows, the “putty.exe” download is enough.

Have a look at the screenshot below.

You will also need your SSH login credentials.

Save the download to your C:\WINDOWS folder.                                        

Now launch the application. If you have used IDM to download it, you can just click on the download log to get it started.

 Now enter your connection settings as shown in the screenshot below:

Host Name: OR

Port: 22 (leave as default)

Connection Type: SSH (leave as default)

Click Open to start the SSH session.

If this is your first time doing this you will see an error message. Click on Yes to confirm the connection.

Once the SSH Connection is open, you should see a terminal prompt asking for your username:


login as:

Enter your primary domain,

Next you will be asked your password. When you type the password you will see that the cursor doesn’t move. This is a standard putty security feature.


You are now logged in and can begin typing commands at the prompt.


4 Responses to “Using Putty to SSH to Server”

  1. Jonathan says:

    Cant login it sets as Root as default im using

  2. Adam Daniels says:

    When I try to login to my account and enter my password I get login denied. I did authorize the ssh key in cpanel and converted the private key to a .ppk

    I know I used the correct password since I just logged into cpanel with it and I tried slowly typing in my password multiple times to ensure I got it correct.

  3. lukas says:

    how do you get past the dumb feature of the cursor not responding when you want to put your password in. help please

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