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How do I login to SSH?

NOTE: As a security standard at simplehost your SSH account will not be enabled until you request it. Please contact support to have this enabled.

A free and easy SSH client by the name of PuTTY is used commonly.

You can obtain the latest copy of putty from:

Once downloaded, open up PuTTY.

  • If you plan to use SSH to simplehost more than once it is best to save the settings, so this FAQ will guide you through saving the server settings for

Once PuTTY is started, you will get the main screen.

Under "Hostname or IP Address" enter:


You can find the correct host by logging into your My Account and clicking the 'Server Settings' link.

  • Tick the "SSH" radio button.
  • Under "Saved Sessions" enter a name for this connection and click Save

You can Click "Open" to start an SSH connection to simplehost.

You will be prompted to enter your login name and password to gain access to the shell.

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