Connecting to Your Server via SSH

How do I connect to the server via SSH?

The following guide is a tutorial on how to access the server via SSH through the command line.


  1. You’ll need to have or get an SSH Client like Putty
  2. Review your initial Welcome email from Hostwinds during new client sign up
  3. Put the IP address provided in the “Host Name” text box
  4. Enter the SSH port number into the “Port” field (the default is 22)
  5. Click Open


Showing the Putty Configuration form


  1. User name should be root
  2. Find and use the password that was sent in the initial Welcome email

Note: While typing the password you’ll not see any characters appear in the terminal screen.


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