How do I activate SSH for my web space?

SSH increases the security on your web space by allowing you to connect to your web space with encrypted connections. Connect and transfer files securely with SFTP or connect to your web space directly from a terminal.

To activate SSH for your web space:

  1. Log on your Control Panel
  2. Click SSH & FTP
  3. Set Allow SSH access to On
  4. Click Save

To change the default password for SSH:

  1. Log on your Control Panel
  2. Click SSH & FTP
  3. Under SSH access, click Send

You will then receive an email with a link that can be used to change the SSH password.

When connecting via SSH use this info:

Host: ssh.example.com
Username: example.com
Password: the one you chose for SSH in your Control Panel
Port: 22

Remember to replace example.com with your own domain.

Use a program like Putty on Windows or Terminal on Mac, to connect with SSH from your computer.

When connecting via SFTP use this info:

Host: sftp.example.com
Username: example.com
Password: the one you chose for SSH in your Control Panel
Port: 22

Remember to replace example.com with your own domain.

Use a program like FileZilla or Cyberduck, to connect via SFTP from your computer.

Where are my files placed?

You find your web space located in a public folder called /www and your private home folder at /home/example.com - just replace example.com with your own domain.


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