How to log into your virtual machine with PuTTY (for windows users)
- You must have at least a Plus subscription. After sign up you will receive your connection information for RDP, SSH and HTTP (web) access to your instances.
Step 1 – Download PuTTY
All users who have public IP addresses assigned, or have port-forwarding subscription can use PuTTY to directly connect to their virtual machines. PuTTY is a free SSH client, that can be installed on your Windows computer to access your virtual machines in Yellow Circle platform.
PuTTY is available for download here.
Step 2 – Setup your PuTTY configuration
This tutorial assumes that you have your root password, and will be using root userid and password to login. Once you have PuTTY installed on your Windows computer, launch PuTTY. Configuration screen will prompt you for basic information.
- Fill in the Host Name (or IP address) – This is the name that you received in your port-forwarding email. It is usually “ssh.yellowcircle.net“
- Next, specify the port number. This is 22 by default, and you must change it to the one that was emailed to you in “port-forwarding email. It usually starts with 22xxx (where xxx are unique values to your virtual machine).
- Optional: You can give your session a name in “Saved Sessions” field, and click Save for future connections.
Step 3 – Establish connection
- Click on Open button on the PuTTY Configuration screen. If this is the first time you are connecting to this virtual machine, you may be prompted to accept the RSA2 key. Click Yes
- Login with your root id and password.