In this manual we will teach you how to access the console of a hosting service hosted on your Cloud server with SW Panel as a management tool, with the SSH/CHRooT user and through the free PuTTY application.
⚠️In order to activate the SSH/CHRoot username and password, we must have a hosting service, within our own cloud managed with SW Panel. Users of normal hosting services do not have this option.⚠️
PuTTY is a free SSH client that allows us to connect to another machine remotely or via Serial. Its most common use is to connect to a server to which we do not have physical access to be able to execute commands within it. By being able to execute commands within our hosting service we can perform operations such as modifying a configuration file or copying, inspecting, analyzing or moving files and directories. The program is completely free and safe.
You can download the PuTTY application through its official website in the downloads section, you just have to choose the version to your operating system. For example, if we have Windows 10 (64-bit) we only have to click on the first download link on the page.
Once we download the installation package, just run it and follow the standard installation procedure.
In order to access the console of our Hosting we will need to collect a series of data:
The connection port for a hosting service within a cloud that SW Panel uses for its management is 2200.
We are trying to connect to the remote console of our hosting service that is hosted within our Cloud server, this connection is called Secure SHell (SSH), so we will verify that the selected option is SSH.
The username and password to make the connection is obtained by activating the SSH/CHRoot Access within the dashboard of our hosting service (within the available improvements).
If we do not remember the password, we can click on the padlock in Access SSH / CHRoot, it will show us the user and allow us to modify the password (we enter it and click "Yes, change").
To connect with our hosting service that we have hosted within our cloud, we will use the PuTTY program.
The first step is to open the PuTTY program, we will look for its icon and click twice to open it. If we do not have direct access, we will look for it in the list of programs on the computer and click on it.
A pop-up window like the following will open:
First we will enter the IP, we will make sure that the correct port (2200) is selected, the correct connection method (SSH) and finally we will click on "Open".
A pop-up window will appear asking us with which user we want to connect, we will introduce it and press "enter".
Then it will ask us for the password, we will enter it (while we enter it, nothing appears on the screen, it is for security) and we will press "enter".
And we will already be connected to the console of our hosting.
⚠️To close the window and disconnect from the server we put the command "exit" and the program will cut the connection and close automatically.⚠️
Done! We already know how to enter the console of our hosting service with the PuTTY program.