PC Users - Generating and Using SSH Keys with Putty

These instructions are intended for PC users that want to generate an SSH key, download the Putty terminal emulator, and configure Putty to use the new SSH key. These steps are crucial for properly securing your Linux VPS from brute force password attacks.

This section covers the following steps:
  • Generate an SSH key
  • Connect to a Linux VPS using an SSH client
  • Use an SSH key to log in to the Linux VPS (aka passwordless login)