How do I use PuTTY to connect to Webserve?

Important:
On Webserve, PHP 7.1 will become the default version in spring 2018; however, PHP 5.6 will still be available until it is retired at the end of December 2018. For help specifying which version of PHP to use, see PHP server-side scripting language.

The following explains how to log into your Webserve account using PuTTY Secure Shell (SSH) client. PuTTY is available from IUware.

  1. To open the PuTTY client, double-click its icon on your desktop (PuTTY icon).
  2. Under "Host Name (or IP address)", enter webserve.iu.edu. Click Open.
    PuTTY configuration screenshot
  3. To retain your settings, under "Saved Sessions", enter a session name and click Save.
    PuTTY configuration screenshot
  4. Enter the following:
    • Login as: Name of your web account
    • Password: Your Webserve account passphrase
      Note:
      For most, the name of the web account appears after the tilde (~) in the URL for that account.
    PuTTY login screenshot

    You will be at the command prompt. You may now enter Unix commands to work with your account.

    Note:
    For information about Unix commands, see Introduction to Unix commands.
    PuTTY command prompt screenshot

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