PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection. It acts as a free SSH client for Windows and Unix-like systems.
You can download and install putty from this page if not installed on your system. Once installed, you need to log in to the remote Linux server using this software. Each Linux server has an OpenSSH server installed, and the OpenSSH server allows you to log in and manage the server using a text-based user interface. This page shows how to restart a Linux server using a putty ssh client on a Windows family of operating systems.
Visit this url and grab the putty package.
Step 1: Once completed the install on your system.
Step 2: Connect to the remote Linux server using putty:
Step 3: You must have the following information in order to reboot the Linux box:
- Linux server IP address.
- Linux server username.
- sudo command privileges or root account password.
Step 4: Type your server IP address, default port:22 and select "ssh" as connection method and click on "open".
Step 5: New command prompt is open. You must enter your username as "root"
Step 6: When prompted for a password, you must type root user password. Later type the following command to reboot the Linux server:
sudo shutdown -r 0
That's it, and you had rebooted your Linux server using the putty client for the Windows family of operating systems.