I am a Windows user. And recently started using freya for learning. I need to install and configure putty for the SSH. I am not sure how to download and install it. Is there any command I have to run in terminal?.

  • Why would you need ssh emulator on a linux box is beyond me.... – GZgidnick Sep 27 '16 at 9:27
  • Because I need to connect my ubuntu vps with ssh – Kvvaradha Sep 30 '16 at 2:27

Install from Terminal

Open terminal and run:

sudo apt install putty

Now Access the Putty SSH Client



  • Thank it worked. It just similar to ubuntu. Nothing difference in it. – Kvvaradha Nov 29 '15 at 2:40
  • yes, it is. :).. – Ravan Nov 29 '15 at 2:46

For what it's worth, elementary comes with an SSH client (as do most flavors of Linux). You can start an SSH session by opening Terminal and running the following command:

ssh your-username@name-of-server.com

  • I have not tested it directly. Will it connect the vps ubuntu.? – Kvvaradha Sep 30 '16 at 2:27
  • Yep, it should connect to just about any Linux server. I've used this command in the past on elementary to connect to a Linux VPS running CentOS. It worked like a charm. – Ryan DeBeasi Sep 30 '16 at 15:38

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.