SSH provides a fast and efficient way to transfer files from your local computer to the server, especially when dealing with larger files. If your hosting plan is Web Premium or greater, you can use this method 🚀
First, ensure that SSH access is enabled on your hosting plan. Then, open the Terminal if your device is Linux/Mac or Command Prompt or PowerShell for Windows.
To upload your files, use the
scp command with the following format:
scp -P 65002 home/user/Desktop/[filename] username@IP:path/to/backup
Replace the placeholders with your specific backup information:
home/user/Desktop/[filename] - the local path to the file and its name
username@IP - your hosting plan's username and the hosting IP. You can find this information in the SSH details section of hPanel
path/to/backup - the path on your hosting plan where you want to upload the file. Make sure to start from /home
Let's go over an example on a Windows computer:
Local path and filename: C:/Users/MyUser/Desktop/File.txt
Hosting username and IP: email@example.com
Hosting path: /home/u123456789/domains/domain.tld/public_html
The end result would look like this:
scp -P 65002 C:/Users/MyUser/Desktop/File.txt firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/u123456789/domains/domain.tld/public_html
Once you execute the command, you'll be prompted to enter your SSH password. Type the password, press Enter, and the upload process will begin.