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Why is Putty preferred over the Console Access?

It seems like everyone recommends Putty, but I’m curious why I’d want to use it as opposed to the Console Access that comes built in at digital ocean. They both seem to be used for SSH… I’m still early in the tutorials, but I hate installing new software if I don’t need it, so I’m curious what advantages and features make everyone so crazy for Putty?

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While you can use the “Console” from DO, there are limitations in comparison with native clients for your Desktop, in case of Windows Putty is pretty common, and can offer you extra commands and options you don’t have on a java terminal like the one at DO Control Panel.

If you want a real improvement try Bitvise SSH, is a lot more usable with build in tools like SFTP client, Sock Proxy and more…