Since Windows does not have a built-in SSH client, third-party software must be used to work with this protocol. One of the most popular programs used for this purpose is PuTTY. This program is distributed freely, takes up little space, and is easy to use.
- When starting the program for the first time, in the “Host Name (or IP address)” field, enter the IP address or hostname of your server.
- If the default port (port 22) has not been overridden on the server-side, then the “Port” field should be left unchanged.
- In order not to repeat this procedure every time you connect to the server, you can save the settings for this connection. To do this, use the "Save" button.
- It is not necessary to enter a hostname or IP address in the Saved Session field. This can be any note that allows you to identify the server.
- When working directly with the console, some useful functions are available in the context menu, which can be called by right-clicking on the window frame.