How to use SSH


SSH stands for Secure Shell. It is a network protocol that allows for access to devices via the command line.


This can be done on a number of operating systems:

  • Windows
    1. Download Putty (link)
    2. Install the exe
    3. Connect to your server via ip address
    4. Type in your username and password
    5. Port 22 is the standard TCP/IP port (this can be changed for advance d users)
    6. Click "Connect"
  • macOS & Linux
    1. For both operating systems you can open the program called "Terminal"
    2. Type ssh username@ and click enter
    3. Type your password and hit enter. You might be asked to save a fingerprint, type "yes" and hit enter
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