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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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Note: This feature is available in Personal Yearly and above paid plans only. View Pricing here. If you are not logged in, use this link to view pricing.

Navigate to SFTP SSH page

Step 1: Sign In to your InstaWP account and you will navigate to its dashboard.

Step 2: Click on the Staging button from the top navigation bar.

Step 3: Click on the Three dots and select the SFTP/SSH option from the dropdown list corresponding to the site to enable it.

A new window will appear, where you will find SFTP/SSH dialog, allowing you to access your website through SFTP or SSH options.

Note: The InstaWP users need to upgrade their account for enabling the SFTP & SSH options. For more information, you can refer to the View & Change Subscription document.

Enable SFTP

To enable SFTP access, you can toggle the button from the middle of the interface.

A new dialog will appear providing you with the following connection details of your website:

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

To enable SSH access, you can toggle the button from the middle of the interface.

You will see the same connection details (as after enabling SFTP). Further, you need to add a new SSH key for accessing password-less login for your website.

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: 23/02/2024

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