Getting Started: SSH and sFTP

SSH is a very powerful way to transfer files and work with a server. SFTP is more convenient, especially when used with an FTP client.

By โ™Ÿ โ€” Updated Apr 22, 2020

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What You Need to Connect to SSH

  1. IP address
  2. Username
  3. Password
  4. Port number

What is (shell) SSH access?

Secure Shell or Secure Socket Shell (SSH) uses encryption to secure the connection between your computer and the destination. SSH utilizes the command line to securely access your server and manually enter commands to edit files and folders.

What is secure file transfer protocol?

SFTP is the SSH file transfer protocol people use to achieve a safe and fast way to access data. Typically, you’ll use a program that provides a goo โ€ข ee, or graphic user interface, to manage everything. Let it be known, that SFTP is different from FTP, and FTPS.

SSH Port # should beย 22 or 1157

SSH and SFTP are two secure ways of uploading files onto your server. Let us show you how to establish an SSH connection. Also, you’ll learn how to install an SFTP client plus configure it so you can easily publish your files to the web.

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