Connect to your VPS via SSH

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There are many SSH clients available, this guide is based on the free Windows open-source SSH client called “Putty”.  You can download the latest version of Putty from the authors website at

  • Open Putty and enter your VPS’ IP address or DNS Hostname into the “Hostname” box, then click “Open”
  • If this is the first time using Putty to connect to a server, you may see a security warning asking you to verify & trust the connection, click “Yes” to continue
  • Enter your “root” username & password when prompted and you’ll now be connected to the SSH console
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