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How to enable SSH for Cloud on Windows using PuTTY?

How to enable SSH for Cloud on Windows using PuTTY?

To connect to your Cloud hosting account via SSH using PuTTY you will need to download and install PuTTY, Pageant, and Puttygen from this link.

Once you complete the software installation you need to generate an SSH key pair from your Site Tools > Devs > SSH Keys Manager.

Fill the required fields and press Create. Then from the section, Manage SSH keys, go to the kebab menu > Private Key. Copy all the content to a new file called private_key.ppk on your computer.

After you install them launch puttygen.exe and navigate to File > Load Private Key, browse for your private key, open it and enter the passphrase. The passphrase was specified during the generation of the SSH key pair in Site Tools.

If everything was done correctly, you will receive a message saying Successfully imported foreign key. Click on Save private key and choose the (*.ppk) format for the file.

Open pageant.exe and load your private key in it. You may be prompted for the passphrase of your key.

Start putty.exe and enter the SSH details in the Sessions category:

  • Hostname –  enter the host of the server to which you wish to connect (e.g. c90000.sgvps.net)
  • Port– the port for the connection – use 18765
  • Protocol – SSH

Press Open to establish the connection. You will be prompted for a Username.

The SSH details are available in Site Tools > Devs > SSH Keys Manager. Go to Manage SSH keys, go to the kebab menu > SSH Credentials.

 

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