SSH is a very convenient and fast way to manage your hosting account if you have a Premium or above plan. To make it even faster and more secure we highly recommend generating SSH keys and adding them to your hPanel. The process is as follows:

Step 1 - Generate the keys

Depending on your system there are these ways to generate SSH keys:

Step 2 - Add keys to hPanel

Once you have your keys generated, all you will need to do is open the Public key (usually id_rsa.pub) with any text editor and copy all of its contents. Then open HostingManage:

Select SSH access:

Paste the key contents to the Add SSH Public Key section and press Add:

That’s it, now that the SSH key is added, an SSH password won’t be needed when logging in to your server.

NOTE:

  • Only a Public key has to be added to hPanel, make sure to never share your Private key with anyone. Your Private key should be kept on your local device only

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