Mobaxterm Installation and Usage For Windows Personal Edition


Mobaxterm is secure remote connection tool suit that provides SSH, VNC and RDP protocols. Mobaxterm is provided by company named Mobatek.

Mobaxterm License

Mobaxterm has two type of license.

Home Edition

Home edition has following features and restrictions.

  • Full X server and SSH support
  • Remote desktop (RDP, VNC, Xdmcp)
  • Remote terminal (SSH, telnet, rlogin, Mosh)
  • X11-Forwarding
  • Automatic SFTP browser
  • Plugins support
  • Portable and installer versions
  • Full documentation
  • Max. 12 sessions
  • Max. 2 SSH tunnels
  • Max. 4 macros
  • Max. 360 seconds for Tftp, Nfs and Cron

Professional Edition

Professional edition has following benefits

  • Every feature from Home Edition +
  • Customize your startup message and logo
  • Modify your profile script
  • Remove unwanted games, screensaver or tools
  • Unlimited number of sessions
  • Unlimited number of tunnels and macros
  • Unlimited run time for network daemons
  • Master password support
  • Professional support
  • Lifetime right to use


We will prefer the home edition which is enough and free for us. Mobaxterm for Windows can be downloaded from following link.  As writing this post latest version of the Mobaxterm was 10.2 . There is two option to download and install.


Portable version do not requires an installation or any admins rights to make changes in the computer. In order to use this version just extract downloaded zip file and click mobaxterm.exe


Installer edition is installed to the system and requires


We will install mobaxterm with the following steps

Start Installation

Accept License

Select Installation Folder

Finish Installation

Create Local Shell

As we know Linux jargon uses shell for command line interfaces. We can create a shell in the local Windows system. This shell is similar to the MS-DOS command line interface but provides more feature and some eye candy. In order to start local command line click Start local terminal button.

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And we will get following screen.

Mobaxshell provides a smooth Linux desktop tools experience.

Start Local Servers and Services

Mobaxterm have a great feature. Normally in order to create VNC, SSH, FTP in local windows system we will download related tools separately. Mobaxterm provides more of them. Click Servers from toolbar.

and we will get following window.

The list of services Mobaxterm provide are

  • Tftp
  • Ftp
  • Http
  • Ssh
  • Sftp
  • Telnet
  • NFS
  • VNC
  • Cron

Create Session

We can create sessions and save them for easy use. We will click Sessions from toolbar.

We will get a window which lists all supported connections types and protocols.

  • Ssh
  • Telnet
  • Rsh
  • Xdmcp
  • Rdp
  • Vnc
  • Ftp
  • Sftp
  • Serial
  • File
  • Shell
  • Browser
  • Mosh

As we can see this tool is like a swiss army knife. And we select Ssh in this case.

And we will provide parameters for ssh connection to the following configuration window.