PuTTY is a free terminal emulator for Windows that lets you access to your website through SSH. This allows you to run UNIX commands on your server, which isn’t possible with an FTP client connection.
To install PuTTY on your Windows machine, follow the steps listed below.
On a Windows PC, run the following commands:
Make a folder named ‘bin’ in that directory.
This is where you’ll save your PuTTY files once they’re downloaded.
It doesn’t matter where you get them, but having this directory helps you keep track of them.
In your browser, go to chiark.greenend.org.uk/sgtatham/putty/download.html and download the file.
Download the PuTTY files from that site and save them to your C:bin folder as follows:
When downloading, you have two choices.
Option 1: The.msi-formatted package file at the top of the page. This will download all of the necessary files for you. All of the files are downloaded to C:/Program Files/PuTTY.
Option 2: Individual files can be downloaded. If you do so, keep in mind that each file has three alternative options. The 64-bit x86 option is most likely what you need.
Double-click the putty.exe file in the location where the files were downloaded to open it.
You may also make a shortcut to it on your desktop for quick access:
Choose New > Shortcut from the right-click menu on your desktop.
Find your putty.exe file and double-click it (it should be C:\Users\bin\putty.exe)
The shortcut should be saved.
When you launch PuTTY, you’ll see the configuration box below:
config.png for Putty
PuTTY can now be used to access your website. Instructions are given in the article below.
PuTTY can be used to connect to your server.