Essentially Putty and Bitvise function the same.
Both are free to use.
Bitvise is a preference due to its abilty to quickly open additional terminal windows as well as an SFTP window that allows for easy uploads and downlaods directly from the server without the use of additional FTP software.
Considerations when Choosing a VPS Provider/Plan
Most Providers offer similar service with small variations.
You want to consider payment options and accepted currencies.
You want to consider room for growth and expansion.
The more CPU cores, RAM and SSD available aides in stable operation and expansion.
You want to have access to both IPv4 & IPv6 if possible.
Most services include both IP protocols unless you are going for the bargain buys.
IPv6 is not neccessary but useful when expanding.
Tip: Vultr allows IPv6 to be checked during initial setup at no additional charge. Adding this option after setup may incure a fee.
Tip: In general terms for many masternode coins you can run 5 or more nodes on a 1 CPU/1 MB RAM plan w/ a swap file.
Useful Linux Commands
cd (Change Directory)
cd is used for navigation between directories.
cd alone will return you to the home directory.
cd path/to/directory will bring you to that location.
cd .. will navigate back 1 directory.
ls (Lists items in directory)
ls -a (Lists all including hidden/sub-directories)
ls -al (Lists all with details)
ls path/to/directory (View contents of specified location)
mv (move file/directory)
mv is also used to rename files & directories
mv file.txt fileold.txt (example rename in current directory)
mv file.txt /usr/local/bin/file.txt (example move file to another location)
clear (Clears the terminal window)
pwd (Displays your Present Working Directory)
df (Displays HD/SSD usage)
chmod +x filename (Change file permissions to executable)
chmod -R +x directory (Change permissions to executable for entire directory and files within)