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Log into your server with PuTTY

Log into your server with PuTTY


This post will show you how to use PuTTY to connect to your GreggHost server.

Before continuing, make sure you’ve already downloaded PuTTY on your computer.

PuTTY can be downloaded here.
To log in, you’ll also need your SSH username and password:

FTP credentials and overview

Saving a configuration

Go to the directory where the PuTTY files were downloaded.
To open the putty.exe file, double-click it.
You may also make a shortcut to this file on your desktop for quick access:

Right-click on your desktop and select New > Shortcut from the drop-down menu.
Go to the directory where you saved the putty.exe file (it should be C:\Users\bin\putty.exe)
Save the shortcut to your computer.
When you open PuTTY, the following setup window appears:
01 config.png for Putty
Fill in the following details:
Field Content
Name of the web server (or IP address)
Enter the hostname of your GreggHost account. This hostname is flower.dreamhost.com, for example, if your server’s name is flower. You might also use your own domain name, such as example.com.
Type of connection for Port 22
Saved SSH Sessions
Give this relationship a unique name. Consider the GreggHost Server.
To save this configuration, click the Save button. It will now appear in the list.
Configuration for Putty
In the list, select the configuration name.
Select the Load option. This restores your previously saved configuration.
Configuration for Putty
Select the Open option. A terminal prompt appears on the screen.
Click ENTER after entering your SSH username.
Finally, to log into your server, enter your password.

Set up passwordless login

You can log into your server using the procedures above, but you must input a password each time.

You can set up passwordless login to prevent having to input your password each time you log in. Instructions can be found in the following article:

In PuTTY, how can I enable passwordless login?