SSH, or secure shell, is a network protocol used for secure network communications and remote command execution. Common use cases for SSH include: controlling computers remotely and securing network services. A great example of securing other services is the SFTP protocol which uses SSH to securely connect to a server and FTP to transfer the files. Continue reading “What is SSH?”
- Basic knowledge of FTP client usage is recommended.
- These instructions assume you already have an FTP client installed on your computer.
- A Liquid Web account with the Cloud Sites product will be necessary to follow along.
Upload site files to Cloud Sites via FTP
You may have heard of FTP—File Transfer Protocol. FTP moves files from your local computer to your website. However, FTP is not a secure file transfer method. Malicious attacks often target FTP.
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- SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is the most secure way to upload files to your WordPress Optimized Template site.
- This article is intended specifically for connecting to a WordPress Optimized Template site using the free, cross-platform FTP client FileZilla, but the connection details should apply to any FTP client.
Step #1: Enter the Connection Details
- FTP/SFTP connection details are included in the “Welcome to your new WordPress site” email that was automatically sent to you upon adding the site in the Sites section of your Manage dashboard. In case you don’t have that handy, you will use:
- Host: The domain name or IP address of the site
- Username: The WordPress admin username created when adding the site
- Password: The password you assigned to the WordPress admin user when adding the site
- Port: 22 (Port 21 can be used for a standard FTP connection, but it is not recommended. SFTP should be used for maximum security. All connection details other than the port number are the same either way.)
- In FileZilla, enter the host, username, password, and port into the Quick Connect toolbar and press the Quickconnect button.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is probably the most popular method of uploading files to a server; a wide array of FTP servers, such as ProFTPD, and clients exist for every platform.
- These instructions are intended specifically for installing the ProFTPD on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
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