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Using DigitalOcean Droplet on PuTTY ssh client

This article covers how to use Putty on the Digitalocean platform. In fact, DigitalOcean Droplets are Linux-based virtual machines (VMs) that run on top of virtualized hardware. Each Droplet you create is a new server you can use, either standalone or as part of a larger, cloud-based infrastructure.


How to Destroy a Droplet from the DigitalOcean Control Panel ?

Deleting a Droplet permanently and irreversibly destroys the Droplet and its contents, and its automated backups. Optionally, you can also destroy a Droplet and its associated snapshots, volumes, and volume snapshots. 

  • To save one or more of the backup images, convert the backup into a snapshot before deleting the Droplet.
  • To destroy a Droplet from the control panel, open the Droplet's More menu and click Destroy. Alternately, you can click the Droplet's name to access its main page and select Destroy from the left menu.
  • On the Destroy page, there are two headings: Destroy Droplet and backups and Rebuild Droplet. Under Destroy Droplet and backups, you can choose to destroy the Droplet and its backups. If the Droplet has associated resources, you can also choose to delete some or all of them, but they are not destroyed by default.
  • If you wish to retain a backup, you must convert it to a snapshot before deleting it. Any associated reserved IP addresses, load balancers, or firewalls still need to be deleted individually.

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Connect Amazon EC2 using putty - Follow these steps

This article covers the step you should follow to connect Amazon EC2 using putty.


How to Generate a PuTTY Private Key (.ppk) File ?

  • Download and install PuTTY.
  • Open the folder that PuTTY was installed to (default path is C: > Program Files > PuTTY).
  • Double-click on the file puttygen.exe.
  • In PuTTY Key Generator, click the Load button and navigate to the folder that contains the private key file (.pem) created during the EC2 configuration process.
  • Click on the PuTTY Private Key Files button in the lower-right corner of the window and select All Files (*.*).
  • Select your private key file (.pem) and click Open.
  • Click OK to close the PuTTYgen Notice pop-up window.
  • In PuTTY Key Generator, make sure Type of key to generate value is set to RSA.
  • Click Save private key and then Yes to close the PuTTYgen Warning pop-up.
  • Navigate to the location you want to store your PuTTY Private Key file (.ppk) and give it a name.
  • Click Save.
  • Close the PuTTY Key Generator window.


What is Amazon EC2 Instance?

1. Amazon EC2 instance is the varying combinations of CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity that allow you to run your websites.

2. The best part of the Amazon EC2 instance is that it will allow you to scale your resources to the requirements of your target workload.

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