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How To Use Secure Shell SSH On Your VPS Or Dedicated Server?

Secure Shell (SSH) is a more secure and popular network protocol that delivers secure communication over an unsecured network, such as the Internet. SSH is primarily used for remote login and command-line execution on remote machines but it can also be used for securely transferring files from one system to another just like FTP. So in this case you can say that SSH is a more secure version of FTP.

After you subscribe to a VPS or Dedicated Server, you can transfer files and backup using SSH and for that, you will need to follow a few general steps to connect your server via SSH Secure Shell using a local client. This is needed to transfer, backup, or upload your web/app files, etc.

SSH is a cryptographic network protocol for operating network services securely. Since it is a method for doing a secure remote login from one device to another, here, the two devices are your local machine i.e. your computer, and your server i.e. your VPS or Dedicated Server.

Now following are the exact steps to make a connection via SSH but a few things may depend on the SSH client you use. If you don’t use Linux Terminal then you may use PuTTy for Windows, or Terminal on a MacOS machine.

​​Before you start with the SSH login you will need to obtain this info:

  • Your domain name or IP address
  • Your primary FTP username
  • Your primary FTP password

In case you don’t know where to find these things, you may search their tutorials or simply email or call the online support team to get help.

For security reasons, your dedicated server is provisioned with disabled admin/root access. But you can enable it by following these steps:

  1. Login to your Sangkrit.net account
  2. ​​Navigate to your My Products page
  3. Click Servers
  4. Next to the Generation 4 server, click Manage
  5. Select Settings from the top of the page in your account dashboard
  6. In the access section, next to the admin access, click Manage
  7. Select Enable Admin Access (this is actually root account sudo access) 
  8. Now click Save
  9. Admin access is now enabled

Next, Establish a connection:

Launch your SSH client, enter the host i.e. your domain name or IP address, and your SSH port number (which by default is 22) to establish the SSH connection.

Now you will be asked to enter the FTP details. As prompted for that, enter your primary FTP username and password and click GO or whatever action button is there in your client. That’s it. Your client will now make a connection.

How To Backup Your Website To Local Hard Disk Using FileZilla?

FileZilla is the most popular FTP client which is a free software. It supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS) and is available under many platforms, binaries for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X are provided. For more information about FileZilla checkout its online documentation wiki. This tutorial explains you how you can download your website files using FileZilla to a directory/folder in your computer’s hard drive.

There are two columns on FileZilla, first is Local Site showing you your computer’s files and folders and the second one is Remote Site showing you your online website’s files and folders. So first thing is to make sure that your destination folder in the local directory list is open, If not then move to the folder where you like downloading your website files.

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Now from the right column i.e. your remote site column find the folder to be downloaded then click on any item, then select all the items in that folder using CTRL+A or just the ones you want to backup using CTRL and your mouse clicks.

Then right-click on any of the file you have selected in your FileZilla’s remote directory folder and click ‘Download’. Now you should start seeing your files transferring from the right of the screen to the left. It also shows you the download progress.

How To Disable Need For FTP Credentials On WordPress Updates ?

On some hosts WordPress asks you to provide FTP credentials before upgrading itself, plugins or on installing new plugins or themes. So if you are hosting your WordPress site on on one of those hosts then this tutorial is for you. FTP Access is the new WordPress plugin that gets you rid of the step for providing FTP credentials on updates or installation processes.

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