How do I connect using SSH (Putty)?

This article will explain how you can use the Putty SSH client to access your 123 Reg Linux VPS server.

To Access Your Server using the Putty SSH Client:

Step 1 of 4

Open Putty and enter your Hostname or IP Address in the Hostname or IP Address field. The default port will be 22. Click on the Open button to open the command line window.

Step 2 of 4

In the command line window type in the SSH username at the login as prompt and press enter on your keyboard.

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Step 3 of 4

In the command line window type in the SSH password at the login as prompt and press enter on your keyboard.

Step 4 of 4

You should now be logged into your VPS server using SSH access.

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What is the root SSH password for my Linux VPS?

Your VPS server root password would be the same password you use to login to your 123 Reg VPS with originally, this would have been sent to you in the initial welcome email.