How to log in to our droplet on DigitalOcean with PuTTY

PuTTY is an open-source SSH and Telnet client for Windows. It allows you to securely connect to remote servers from a local Windows computer.

What we need:

Step one: installing PuTTY

We can get PuTTY from here.

Step two: configuring PuTTY

When we open up putty.exe we will see a configuration screen. We will have to add our configurations for our server.

PuTTY Configuration Screen

Host Name (or IP address) is the one we can find on our dashboard on DigitalOcean.

Make sure port is set to 22 and Connection type is SSH.

Next go to SSH on the left sidebar, and check Preferred SSH protocol version to 2 only.

Now we can save these changes so we don’t have to set them everytime, by going to the Session (in the left sidebar), and under Saved Sessions type a name for the settings, and click Save.

Press Open to open connection.

Alternatively, you can also connect through CL by ssh root@IP_ADDRESS.

Source: How to log into your droplet with putty for windows users - DigitalOcean