Since vTiger mainly works with Unix/Linux based installations, it becomes very much required to be able to smoothly work with servers for remote logging, Telnet etc. PuTTy is one of the easiest way to SSH, telnet or rlogin. PuTTY being open source software is developed and supported by a group of volunteers.

Here is more on Putty…..

PuTTY is a terminal emulator application (tty in short) is a program that emulates a video terminal within some other display architecture which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols. You can use putty for remote login or to control your router connected via serial devices.Though typically synonymous with a command line shell or text terminal, the term terminal covers all remote terminals, including graphical interfaces. A terminal emulator inside a graphical user interface is often called a terminal window.


PuTTY is the best SSH client for Windows. It’s light-weight with a single putty.exe file and nothing else to install.

  • PuTTY session information is stored in the windows registry, which are not encrypted.
  • By default, PuTTY software displays “username@hostname:~” in the PuTTY window title after you login. You can change this to any user-friendly text.
  • When you are swapping an old computer with a new computer, you may end-up transferring all PuTTY sessions to new computer. Once you’ve transferred all PuTTY sessions, execute “putty -cleanup” from the command line to wipe-out all PuTTY session and random seed files from the Windows registry.
  • When you are logged-in to a PuTTY SSH session, right mouse-click on the PuTTY window title, which will display PuTTY menu. Select ‘Event Log’ menu-item, which will display the following PuTTY event log window. This will be very helpful to debug any PuTTY SSH session issues. 
  • Typically when you copy/paste from PuTTY window to a word document, it will paste only in plain text as explained below.
  • You can launch a most frequently used PuTTY session quickly with short cuts
  • Usability of Putty right-click/left-click makes working on windows with multiple putty terminals superior to unix workstation with regular terminals.

Here is how PuTTy will look like

Putty screen

Download PuTTy from or any similar reliable source


One of the major missing features in PuTTY is the ability to display multiple sessions in Tabs like FileZilla does.

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