If you have your own cloud server there’s a good chance you’ll be connecting to it remotely using SSH. On unix systems like Mac OS this is super simple, just open the terminal and type ssh. On Windows, it’s not quite so straight forwards. In this post I’ll explain how to get started and setup so you can be as cool as everyone else.
The first thing you need to do is download the program. There are two utilities we need; PuTTY which is used for connecting to servers and PuTTYgen which is used for generating SSH key pairs. You will find the most appropriate file under Package files.
With it installed go ahead and run PuTTYgen so we can generate ourselves what is essentially a very secure username and password. It’s a little more complicated than that, but this is how we can verify ourselves when we connect to the server.