Alternatively, you can use your favorite SSH client to connect to the server. Below is an example using Putty:
Add your server info to Putty and click Save. After saving, you will need to add your private key:
Add your key, go back to session and save again. Don’t forget to click save again on session, or your private key won’t be saved!
Next, we click Open and are greeted with our login screen. Use username root to proceed. If you used an authentication key with a passphrase, you will be prompted to type it in. You should now be logged in now!
Tip: You can paste text into your terminal in Putty by right-clicking. You can copy things from your terminal to your Windows desktop by just selecting text (no need to press ctrl+c or copy), it will save the text in the clipboard.