After getting a VPS is the first thing you need to do is connect to the VPS to install the necessary applications. In this article I will guide you to use PuTTY on Windows software to log on to VPS.
The first concept to understand about SSH, what is it?
SSH is a secure mechanism to help encrypt information in transit between servers and clients. Therefore, to avoid the connection between you and the server from hackers snooping, we will use the software using the SSH protocol. In this example the article is PuTTY.
Installing and using PuTTY on Windows
First, you download software from this link. After running, the software interface as below:
1 In the Host Name (or IP address), you fill in the server IP. Port defaults to 22 (depending on the server port information)
2 Connection type to SSH and then click Open.
3 A window appears asking for confirmation, click Yes to continue
4 Next you fill the root account username and password. When entering the password is not okay to make any character you enter carefully. If false will be asked to enter the password.
5 If successful login will be notified Welcome appearance.
PuTTY is a simple tool to help you manage your VPS should not have too many functions. Personally I like to use the program more ZOC Terminal, will introduce to you in the next article.