How-to use PuTTY to connect to Telnet or SSH servers

Learn how easy it is to use the free and open source application called PuTTY to connect to Telnet and SSH enabled servers.

Episode #9-08 released on October 7, 2018

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This demonstration of Putty applies to any server that supports access via shell, terminal, SSH, etc. This, also, works with Raspberry Pi, too.

The first thing you need is an application like Putty. Putty is a small download and is free.

The second thing you know is the server URL or IP address, port number, the username and the password.

Once Putty is in your computer, and you have the required information, you need to open putty, you need to enter the URL or IP address, and port number. You can optionally enter a name under saved sessions and click save to remember the settings. You can, also, select under connection, the option data, and put in a username for auto-login. This will reduce the amount of information you need to input each time you want to connect.

Once connected, your options will depend on your allotted access. Connecting to your own server, raspberry pi, etc. is not going to be as limiting as connecting to shared hosting options. But, this is a good way of installing various web-based applications on shared hosting that require it. A basic understanding of what you can do within the terminal, is, also, useful, and that will be focus of a future episode.

Host : Steve Smith | Music : | Editor : Steve Smith | Producer : Zed Axis Dot Net

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