▪️Using a Terminal Emulator - PuTTy

What is a Terminal Emulator

A terminal emulator is a computer program that replicates the functionalities of a physical computer terminal. With the help of a graphical user interface (GUI) or a command-line interface (CLI) users can interact with an operating system (OS).

Terminal emulators are commonly used to access and control remote computers or network devices. They provide a way to enter commands, execute programs, and manage files on a computer system. Popular terminal emulators include programs like PuTTY, iTerm, and Terminal on macOS.

How to use PuTTY

PuTTY is an SSH and telnet client that is widely used and helps users connect to their VPS.

Step 1

Step 2

  • Open the client and input the IP address and port of your VPS

  • Ensure 'SSH' is checked

  • Click on the 'Open' button to initiate the connection

NB: You might be required to accept an SSH certificate if it's your first time connecting to the VPS.

Step 3

  • Next, you will be required to log in using your username and password

  • Press "Enter" on your keyboard once you are done. You will then have access to your server as seen in the image below:

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