How to Access Linux Server from Windows Remotely

This post will show you how to access linux server remotely from windows.
SSH is the network protocol works on Port 22 that helps us to take the remote connection over the network either from linux to linux or windows to linux.
But anyway linux would be your target server and windows server would be your source server from which you try to connect your target linux server.
So Target Linux server must have running SSH service and also it should allow port 22 in firewall if firewall is running else firewall will block us to take the remote.

How to Access Linux Server from Windows Remotely

By default, SSH Command is available in Linux server, So we can use SSH command directly to take remote from Linux to Linux Machine. But If you want to take remote connection from Windows server to Linux server, You have to install PuTTY on Windows server. PuTTY is available for installation also it is available as a executable file which can be used without installation.

How to Access Linux Server from Windows Remotely

Lets get started.

Step 1: Download PuTTY 

Download the respective 32-bit or 64-bit version based on your server type from this link – https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/latest.html

Direct Link:
32-bit: putty-0.71-installer.msi
64-bit: putty-64bit-0.71-installer.msi

Step 2: Install PuTTY on Windows

Once PuTTY software is downloaded, double click and run the software for installation.

download putty

Click Next.

install putty

Click Next.

putty installation

Click Install.

install putty 64bit setup

Installation will finish quickly. At the final screen, untick “View README file” and Click “Finish”.

Step 3: Start Putty Software

Once installation is completed, Open your installed Putty software from your Programs.

putty ip configuration

Enter the IP Address of your target linux server you wish to connect from windows machine over the network. Make sure port number “22” and connection type “SSH” are specified in the box. Click “Open”.

putty linux login screen

If everything is ok, you will be asked to enter the correct username and password. Provide your details and start accessing your linux server remotely from windows server.

Hope this post helps you to access linux server from windows remotely by installing putty software.

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