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Getting Started with SSH and SFTP

SSH and SFTP are two secure ways of getting files onto your server. This series will guide you through establishing an SSH connection as well as installing an SFTP client and configuring it to transfer files with ease.

  1. What Is SSH?

    SSH, or secure shell, uses the command line to securely access your cloud server and manually enter commands to edit its files and folders.
  2. What Is SFTP?

    SFTP is a secure form of FTP (file transfer protocol) that runs over SSH on port 22.
  3. How to Install the Cyberduck SFTP Client

    Cyberduck is an SFTP client available for download on both Mac OS X and Windows.
  4. How to Configure Cyberduck for WordPress

    To help you have the easiest experience using SFTP for WordPress or your other apps, we recommend adjusting these settings as soon as you have installed Cyberduck.
  5. How to Upload Files over SFTP with Cyberduck

    Once you've installed Cyberduck, it's time to set it up so you can upload your files to your apps.
  6. How to Troubleshoot SFTP Connection Issues

    If you are having trouble SFTPing in to your server, follow these steps one-by-one until your problem is resolved.

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