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PuTTY: How to open a Putty session and exit a session

This tutorial assumes you have already downloaded PuTTY and located it on your desktop Now let’s learn how to open PuTTY, configure the server connection settings for SSH, and launch the command line 1) Double click the PuTTY icon to launch it This is the PuTTY default screen. This tutorial […]

PuTTY: How to create a log file of your Putty session

This tutorial assumes you have already downloaded PuTTY and located its .exe 1) Double click the PuTTY icon to launch the application Now let’s learn how to create a log file of your session 2) Click Logging The logging settings are listed here on the right. Let’s demonstrate how to save a […]

PuTTY: How to download and install Putty

This tutorial assumes you are using the Windows operating system, have already opened your favorite web browser and browsed to Google.com Now let’s learn how to download and install PuTTY 1) Type Download Putty in the Google search bar 2) Then click Google Search 3) Click Putty Download Page 4) You […]

PuTTY: How to clean up your Putty sessions

This tutorial assumes you have already opened your Windows command line Now let’s learn how to clean up your Putty sessions from the Windows command line 1) Type the path to your Putty.exe here 2) Then type -cleanup here, then press <Enter> 3) Click Yes to clear your sessions That’s it! The […]

PuTTY: How to start a SSH session from the command line

This tutorial assumes you have already opened your Windows command line Now let’s learn how to start a SSH session from the command line 1) Type the path to Putty.exe here 2) Then type the connection type you wish to use (i.e. -ssh, -telnet, -rlogin, -raw) 3) Type the username… […]

PuTTY: How to change character settings

This tutorial assumes you have already opened PuTTY Now let’s learn how to change the character settings 1) Click Translation 2) Then click here to show the character set drop down 3) Now select the character set you’d like to use. Be sure your computer supports the character set 4) […]

SSH: How to generate keys and login to your account with SSH (Mac/Linux)

If you are on a Windows-based computer, please check out this tutorial instead: 1. On your workstation (not your web hosting account), open a new terminal window. Mac: Go to Applications > Utilities > Terminal Linux: Depends heavily on which window manager you are using, but you should be able […]

SSH Overview

Shell access, or SSH as its commonly referred to as, is remote command line access to a server. This allows you to run commands on our server without being physically present near the machine. Being able to run commands against your account can make moving and deleting large files/folders a breeze! There are thousands of help guides […]

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