Getting started with SSH Tutorial
Getting started with SSH Tutorial – Connecting to your server with SSH
Secure Shell (SSH), sometimes known as Secure Socket Shell, is a UNIX-based command interface and protocol for securely getting access to a remote computer. It is widely used by network administrators to control Web and other kinds of servers remotely. SSH is actually a suite of three utilities – slogin, ssh, and scp – that are secure versions of the earlier UNIX utilities, rlogin, rsh, and rcp. SSH commands are encrypted and secure in several ways. Both ends of the client/server connection are authenticated using a digital certificate, and passwords are protected by being encrypted. SSH uses RSA public key cryptography for both connection and authentication. Encryption algorithms include Blowfish, DES, and IDEA. IDEA is the default.
The server you are connecting to must be running SSH, and you must be running a secure shell client on your own machine as well, more details on getting a secure shell client are below.
Step 1) Download the SSH client on your local machine, we are assuming you’re using Windows. If not then see other PuTTY download options here: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
Windows PuTTY Download
Step 2) Save the file to your desktop and double click it.
Step 3) You should see a something that looks like this, asking you what server you want to connect to.
Click for larger screenshot
Step 4) Enter your servers IP and click on Open.
Step 5) Enter your account’s username to connect then enter your password.
Click for larger screenshot
Step 6) Change to the root user, type: su –
That’s it! You have now logged into your server using SSH.
Now get comfortable with it and learn some shell/SSH commands in the article listed below.
Similar Articles : How to install ffmpeg, ffmpeg-PHP, Mplayer, Mencoder, flv2tool, LAME MP3 Encoder, and Libog from source, How to install ffmpeg on CentOS or Redhat Enteprirse Linux the easy way (Using RPMs/Yum) , Installing Pico on FreeBSD, Turck MMCache for PHP, Apache 2 Install and Upgrade Guide, lingerd – Setup and Installation, Howto mod_rewrite with Apache, Getting started with SSH Tutorial, How to install PRM (Process Resource Monitor), How to install ionCube loader, Apache Log Files Explained, Server Loads Explained, Guide to .htaccess tutorial and tips, Optimize and Tweak High-Traffic Servers, Common SSH Commands – Linux Shell Commands, Upgrade Guide From Red Hat 7.3 to 9.0,Changing Web Hosts? Step-By-Step Guide, Customizing PHP Safe Mode, Apache 2 PHP 4 and 5 (mod_php) on Linux – Apache2 PHP4 PHP5 Installation, Fantastico Error: enc_restrictions.inc.php is protected by SourceGuardian and requires file ixed.lin.4.X.X.pxp, 4.3.7.pxp, 4.3.8.pxp, 4.3.9.pxp error, How to Copy Files Across a Network/Internet in UNIX/LINUX (Redhat, Debian, FreeBSD, etc) – scp tar rsync, Fixing rndc error in WHM/cPanel: rnd: connection failed: connection refused, wget – how to use tuturial, cPanel Awstats Fix – Stoped Logging on single domain, How to Install Zend Optimizer/Encoder on cPanel/WHM, Upgrading CentOS 3.3 to 3.4 using yum, Redhat 7.3, 8.0, and 9.0 upgrade to CentOS 3 using yum (Red hat), Tutorial/HOW-TO: Kernel 2.6 Compilation with Grsecurity (grsec) – 2.6.5, 2.6.7, 2.6.8, 2.8.1, 2.6.9, 2.6.10, 126.96.36.199 , Repairing a mySQL Database/Table – How to restore/repair/recover, Flood Protection/DoS/DDoS Apache 1.3 and 2.0 – mod_dosevasive (Avoiding Denial of Service Attacks)