Using Public Key Authentication to Establish an SSH Connection with PuTTY (Managed Cloud Hosting)

You can use PuTTY to establish an SSH connection using public key authentication as follows:

  • You have already created a project in the Cloud Panel.

  • You have downloaded PuTTY.

  • You have already created a public key.

  • You are in the Managed Cloud Hosting > Projects section of the Cloud Panel.

  • Select the desired project.

  • On the Website tab, click SFTP &SSH.

  • Next to Status, click Deactivated.

  • In the Password field, enter the desired password and repeat it.

  • Copy the public key.

  • Insert the public key in the Public key field.

  • Click Create.

  • Start PuTTY.

  • In the Host name (or IP address) field, enter the IP address of your server.

  • In the menu on the left, under Category, expand the section Connection and click Data.

  • Type the user name in the Auto-login username field.

  • In the menu on the left, under Category expand the Connection and SSH sections and click Auth.

  • Next to the field Private key file for authentication: click Browse.

  • Select the Private key.

  • To establish the SSH connection, click Open.

Please Note

A warning will appear when you log in for the first time. Because the SSH server was previously unknown, PuTTy does not have a stored key yet.

  • To allow the connection and save the key for future sessions, click Yes.

The SSH connection will be established.