PuTTy is the most popular SSH clients for Windows-based systems. It’s very small in size and easy to use. Most of the people in the Linux world prefer to use putty. But they are aware that there are many tools available to provide many features that putty doesn’t have. I have used many ssh clients and added 5 Alternatives to the PuTTY client below which I found better. I hope you will get some experience with them

Alternatives of PuTTy for Windows –

      1. Solar-PuTTY
      2. KiTTY
      3. MobaXterm
      4. mRemoteNG
      5. XSHELL
      6. Bitvise SSH Client

Alternatives of PuTTY

1. Solar-PuTTY

Solar PuTTY is an excellent and free tool provided by SolarWinds. Solar Putty supports Multiple Protocols including SSH, SCP (Secure Copy), Telnet & SFTP/FTP. It has a multi-tabbed interface for quickly switching between multiple Sessions. Provides auto login using saved credentials. If any connection is dropped, it reconnects automatically.
Auto Reconnect if a Connection Drops

Downlaod Solar-Putty

2. KiTTY

KiTTY is a fork from version 0.63 of PuTTY, the best telnet / SSH client in the world. KiTTY is only designed for the Microsoft Windows platform. For more information about the original software, or pre-compiled binaries on other systems, you can go to the Simon Tatham PuTTY page.

Download KiTTY

3. MobaXterm

MobaXterm is an advanced terminal for Windows with an X11 server, It provides a tabbed SSH client and many other networking tools for remote computing. MobaXterm provides all the essential Unix commands to the Windows desktop, in a single portable executable file that works out of the box.

Download . Buy MobaXterm

4. mRemoteNG

mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote, an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager. mRemoteNG adds bug fixes and new features to mRemote. It allows you to view all of your remote connections in a simple yet powerful tabbed interface.

mRemoteNG supported protocols:

    • RDP (Remote Desktop/Terminal Server)
    • VNC (Virtual Network Computing)
    • ICA (Citrix Independent Computing Architecture)
    • SSH (Secure Shell)
    • Telnet (TELecommunication NETwork)
    • HTTP/HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
    • rlogin
    • Raw Socket Connections

Download mRemoteNG

5. Xshell

Xshell is a powerful terminal emulator that supports SSH, SFTP, TELNET, RLOGIN and SERIAL. It delivers industry-leading performance and feature sets that are not available in its free alternatives.

Download / Buy Xshell

6. Bitvise SSH Client

Bitvise SSH Client is used to initiate connections to SSH servers. It is usually used interactively, so it will only run when a user runs it, but it can also be launched unattended to run scripted commands or file transfers, or to maintain an SSH connection for port forwarding. The SSH client is used to access a terminal console on an SSH server, initiate port forwarding, or initiate file transfers to and from SSH servers using SFTP.

Download Bitvise SSH Client


We hope your search is finished here by getting the best option for your remote SSH client. You can choose one of the above listed free putty alternatives with the best features.