windows ssh (what tool and where to type in fields in textboxes)

Posted on 2013-10-07
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-10-08
using windows how can I type this ssh information to connnect to hostgator shared hosting via ssh

what do I need to download and where do I need to type

Host : hostname
Username : email@email.com
Password : password
Port: 2222
Question by:rgb192
LVL 44

Assisted Solution

Darr247 earned 800 total points
ID: 39553943
My first suggestion is WinSCP.
That's what I use to SSH into my linux boxes, routers, et al, remotely.
LVL 23

Assisted Solution

savone earned 400 total points
ID: 39553952
I prefer putty if you just need an ssh client.


If you need to transfer files, I would use FileZilla.

LVL 26

Assisted Solution

pony10us earned 400 total points
ID: 39553982
Agree with savone on putty for an ssh client but I use WinSCP as suggested by Darr247 for transfering files. I haven't used filezilla.
Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

LVL 44

Accepted Solution

Darr247 earned 800 total points
ID: 39554068
WinSCP has a menu entry for PuTTY and its default install makes a folder for it, but you have to download the latest version of it separately (there's a link to PuTTY 0.63 for Windows on Intel x86 near the bottom of the WinSCP download page).

Once you install WinSCP, go to Stored sessions and click the New buttonWinSCP - Stored sessionsTHAT is where you enter the information you queried about in your postWinSCP - Session Login InfoDon't forget to change the port number to 2222 for your custom port (or port forwarding) to work, and click Save when you're done if you don't want to have to re-enter all of it every time. You can also choose to store the password, though that's not a default.

If you want to use PuTTY after logging in, click Commands and select Open in PuTTYWinSCP - Logged in - Open in PuTTY (click for larger)
LVL 84

Assisted Solution

by:Dave Baldwin
Dave Baldwin earned 400 total points
ID: 39554073
I use PuTTY for an SSH terminal connection and CoreFTP for SFTP for transferring files.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39557100
Thanks for ssh options and screenshot of where to type information in textbox

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

If you get continual lockouts after changing your Active Directory password, there are several possible reasons.  Two of the most common are using other devices to access your email and stored passwords in the credential manager of windows.
Read this tutorial to learn how to fix repeating password error prompts when setting up Gmail IMAP with Microsoft Outlook. The entire process is described with step by step, illustrated instructions. Enjoy...
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows Live Photo Gallery and show you various editing filters and touches to photos you can apply. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Photo Gallery on Windows 7 operating system.
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…

600 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question