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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. 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. SFTP is a secure form of FTP (file transfer protocol) that runs over SSH on port 22.
  3. Cyberduck is an SFTP client available for download on both Mac OS X and Windows.
  4. 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. Once you've installed Cyberduck, it's time to set it up so you can upload your files to your apps.
  6. 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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