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Enable SFTP & SSH

Secure Shell (SSH) creates a secure connection when you log in to a remote computer and allows Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) which uses SSH to provide a safe way to transfer files between computers. InstaWP allows you to access your site's filesystem or run commands using SFTP & SSH.

In this documentation, we will explore the steps to:

Navigate to SFTP SSH Page
Enable SFTP
Enable SSH

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Navigate to SFTP SSH page





Enable SFTP



Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a secure FTP method of transferring data (to and from) your website with the following connection details:

InputsDescription
Host NameHost name of the WordPress site.
User NameUsername to access the WordPress site.
PasswordPassword to access the WordPress site.
PortThe port number (SFTP) uniquely identifies a connection endpoint used by web servers to receive requests from clients.




Enable SSH



SSH, or Secure Shell, allows you to utilise a terminal application to access the backend of your website and manage specific site files and settings. It also grants access to WP-CLI, which may be used to swiftly make site modifications and debug problems.


You will see the same connection details (as after enabling SFTP). Further, if you want password-less login access for your website you must add a new SSH key. For more information, you can refer to the Add & Use SSH Keys documentation.

💡 Did you know - You could create a new SFTP/SSH user and utilize the connection to establish a single sign-on for your InstaWP live hosted site without any login credentials of that user. Learn about Manage hosting.

Updated on: 04/06/2024

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