I was able to connect to my centos server using ssh (PuTTy) normally. After I changed the root password of the VPS through my host's control panel I haven't been able to connect to my server via SSH anymore. Every time I try I get the "connection timed out" error. After I changed the password the websites in that server went down as well.
I checked if I could connect to another of my VPS servers (different host). I was able to connect to it normally. Just to try, I changed the root password of that second server through the host's control panel, same happened. I can no longer connect to my second server through SSH. "Connection timed out" error there too.
I'm still able to connect to other servers, just not those two ones I changed the root password to. I checked if my port 22 was working fine (which it is).
The support people from the host providers say the servers are working fine. A friend of mine tried connecting to my first server through puTTy and it worked, he even accesses as root.
Any ideas? This is maddening. I can connect to other servers just not those two, but they work for other people.
Changing the root password shouldn't create this kind of problem, should it? What is even stranger is that it took down all websites hosted on the first server.
Any help would be appreciated!
Edit 1: my PuTTY version is 0.66. Tried using the latest development snapshot just in case, same happens. Cleared putty's cache, same happens. Randomized my server's SSH access port, same happens. Still unable to connect from my computer.
I'm now checking if it could be my IP is blacklisted for some weird reason.
Edit 2: I'm able to access the server through the SSH console offered by the host service, but again, not through normal methods...