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How to enter SSH for your VPS using PuTTY

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A VPS can be a little bit intimidating to start using. However, once you get the hang of it, it's not really that hard.

First off, you need to download and install PuTTY.

Here's the link to the download website.
Before we proceed, you need to know which version of Windows you have.
If you don't, click here.

Once you know whether you have the x86(x32) or x64 version of Windows, let's proceed with the download of PuTTY.

You will be met with a similar screen such as this:
Select which version of Windows you have (to check your version, click here).
For this tutorial, we will use the x64-bit version.

Let's proceed with the download. Click on this link (your version of the file could differ):
Once the file has downloaded, proceed with the standard installation.

Open the file, click on Run (you may never receive this and enter the setup directly. This depends on your Windows settings):
Once you are inside the installer, proceed as the installer instructs (you will mostly need to click Next):
After installing, launch PuTTY (either from your Desktop or the Start Menu).

Inside the application, you will be greeted with a similar window, such as this:

Now, to find out the IP you need to log into SSH, you will need to take a look at your email which you used to register on Getspace.

When you order a VPS on Getspace, you should receive an email with this Subject (header):

New VPS Information

Once you open than email, you should see something similar to this:

Server Details
Hostname: Getspace-VM7661-prn
Main IP: 123.456.789.123
Root Password: rw62Pfa212

All you need from here is your Main IP.

Go on PuTTY and enter the Main IP information provided in your email:

  1. Make sure that you select SSH when connecting (marked by a blue line).
  2. Make sure you enter the IP you've been provided in your email (field marked by a red line)
  3. Don't forget that you can save your login information by entering the name of the session (field marked by a yellow line)
    1. When you're done, hit the Save button (marked by a green line).
  4. Leave the port as is (22) (field marked by a brown line)
  5. After you're done, hit the Open button (marked by a blue square)

Additional notes:

  • Make sure that the category Session is selected in the Category: window on the left.

You should now see a black window open:
234861bb79167ccb7433c4e374d271ae8c4f4d5b?t=9394946104f0ed50522299ee8066b734 Since you have root access, enter root inside the window.

Now enter the password. Copy the Root Password in your email using CTRL+C.

  • To paste the password inside the terminal, go to the terminal window and hit THE RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON.
    You will not see anything being entered into the window.
  • If the paste was successful, you should be automatically
    sent into the terminal with full access to it.
  • If you were not automatically transferred, hit ENTER.

And you're in!

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