Using the Windows 10 Shell

As of the April 2018, Windows 10 now offers a native Shell client for you to use. In the past it was necessary to use a 3rd party client such as PuTTY. You can now use the Shell built directly into Windows 10 to access your DreamHost web server without the need to download any other software.

This is also enabled by default, so you do not have to enable it within Windows.

Using the SSH client within the Command Prompt

To use the SSH client, open your Command Prompt. From there you can run SSH commands.

  1. On the bottom left, type 'cmd' into the search bar.
  2. Click on the 'Command Prompt' icon to open it.
  3. Visit the SSH overview article for instructions on how to find your login credentials. Once found you can run ssh user@server.dreamhost.com to log in.

    The first time you log in, you may see a warning stating 'The server's host key is unknown'. This is normal when you first log in, however you can verify the server's key in your panel if you like. View the following article for details:

Using the SSH client with PowerShell

Open PowerShell. From there you can run SSH commands.

  1. On the bottom left, type 'powershell' into the search bar.
  2. Click on the 'PowerShell' icon to open it.
  3. Visit the SSH overview article for instructions on how to find your login credentials. Once found you can run ssh user@server.dreamhost.com to log in.

    The first time you log in, you may see a warning stating 'The server's host key is unknown'. This is normal when you first log in, however you can verify the server's key in your panel if you like. View the following article for details:

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