SSH (Secure Shell) is a network protocol used for secure remote access to a Linux server or a DigitalOcean droplet. Here are the steps to SSH into your DigitalOcean droplet:

  1. Open a terminal on your local machine. If you’re on Windows, you can use a tool like PuTTY to establish an SSH connection.
  2. In the terminal, use the ssh command to connect to your droplet. The command should follow this syntax:
ssh [username]@[droplet_ip_address]

Replace [username] with your droplet’s username and [droplet_ip_address] with your droplet’s IP address.

For example, if your droplet’s IP address is and your droplet’s username is root, you would run the following command:

ssh root@
  1. If this is your first time connecting to the droplet, you may see a prompt asking you to verify the authenticity of the host. Type yes to continue.
  2. Enter your droplet’s password when prompted. Note that the password will not be displayed as you type it.
  3. Once you’ve successfully authenticated, you’ll be logged in to your droplet via SSH.

That’s it! You can now use the terminal to run commands on your DigitalOcean droplet.

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