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

Step 1 - Preparations

The first thing you will need to do is enable SSH access. It can be done from your SSH Access page in hPanel.

After this, copy the SSH Command - we will need it later:

Step 2 - Application

Linux

macOS

Windows

You can use Terminal for SSH connection

To run it, click Ctrl + Alt + T or Search Terminal

You can use Terminal for SSH connection

To run it, search for Terminal in Spotlight

You can use any SSH client available

We recommend PuTTY (full tutorial), PenguiNet, or connecting via PowerShell

Step 3 - Connection

In the case of Terminal, insert the command you copied in 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:

NOTES:

  • 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

  • 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

  • The SSH password is the same as the FTP password of your main domain. If you are not sure about the exact value, you can set a new password for both FTP and SSH or create an SSH-only password

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 into 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 some basic SSH commands here: SSH cheat-sheet

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