SSH access is available for all hosting plans except Single. If you have a hosting plan Premium or above, you can connect via SSH with simple steps below:

Step 1 - Preparations

Open Hosting → Manage → SSH Access:

All you need to do is to enable SSH access:

After this copy the SSH CLI Command which you see above - we will need it later:

Step 2 - Application

Linux

Click Ctrl + Alt + T or Search → Terminal to run terminal.

Mac OS

In Spotlight search for Terminal.

Windows

Download SSH client that is suitable for you. We recommend PuTTY, you can find a link in the list of Recommended SSH Clients:

Follow steps described in this tutorial to configure Putty.

Step 3 - Connection

In the case of Terminal, insert the command you copied on the first step. In the case of PuTTY, insert parameters as described in the tutorial. In both cases you will see the result like this:

The authenticity of host '[185.185.185.185]:65002 ([185.185.185.185]:65002)' can't be established.
ECDSA key fingerprint is SHA256:Eze2ImXw1MWfgAMbcWxfc2EQwAkgTHOEPsNwSnEAHAQ.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?

It's an expected result, just type yes.

Then you will be asked to insert the password:

u123456789@185.185.185.185's password:

Note: For security purposes, the password won't be displayed even as •••••, but data is still inserted. Don't worry about not seeing symbols, just insert the password and press Enter.

Tip 1: Password can be copied and pasted with the right-click of a computer mouse. In Windows, it inserts the password immediately, in Linux - opens a menu with actions.

Tip 2: The SSH password is the same as FTP password. If you are not sure about the exact value, you can set the new password at Hosting → Manage → FTP Accounts.

As soon as you insert the password and press Enter, you will see this text from the next line:

-bash-4.2$

It means that you successfully logged to your account via SSH 🎉

Notes:

  • If the terminal/console closes immediately after inserting the password, disable SSH access, enable it back and try re-connecting - this time it should work like a charm 😊
  • You can check this tutorial for some basic SSH commands.
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