Connecting on Windows


Download and install the latest version of PuTTY.

  1. After opening PuTTY, fill in the details:
    1. Host Name: -- for example, if your username is john, and your server address is, then fill in
    2. Port: 22
    3. Click Open at the bottom.
  2. Enter your password.

Built-in SSH

Recent versions of Windows 10 come with ssh by default, so PuTTY is not necessary.

  1. Right-click the Start button or press Windows+X, then select Windows PowerShell.
  2. Type ssh -- replace username with your real username, and replace with your shell account server.