How do I connect to my Linux server using SSH?

I’ve got a Windows computer

If you are trying to connect from a Windows computer then you will need an SSH client to connect. PuTTY is probably the most popular client for Windows.

When you are ready to connect, select SSH and enter your server IP or host as the host to connect to. You will also need to enter your username and password when prompted.

I’ve got a Mac or a Linux computer

On a Mac or Linux computer you can connect using SSH from a shell. Once you have opened your terminal client enter the following command, replacing the username (part before the @ symbol) and your domain with your own details:


You should then be prompted for your password. Once you have entered it, hit enter and you should be connected.

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