SSH Related Questions (12 Articles)

How to log in to my SiteGround shared account via SSH in Linux?

First you should generate an SSH key pair on your Linux distribution. Alternatively, you can generate the SSH keys through your cPanel-> SSH/Shell access section. There you should enter the passphrase and get the private key. Then you should load your private SSH key using the following command: user@localhost: ssh-add /home/user/.ssh/id_dsa Enter passphrase for id_dsa: […]

How to log in to my SiteGround shared account via SSH using PuTTY?

Please note that due to our security policy, we don't use the default SSH port. Please use port 18765 to connect via SSH. If you have an SSH key, you have to load it using the pageant.exe program which can be downloaded from this URL. Alternatively, you can generate the SSH keys through your cPanel-> SSH/Shell […]

How to log in to my Cloud hosting/VDS via SSH using PuTTY?

The following instructions are valid only for SiteGround customers. If you are not a SiteGround customer, you can check our general SSH instructions for more information on how to connect to an account via SSH. If you have an SSH key, you have to load it using the pageant.exe program which can be downloaded from […]

How to Enable SSH for Cloud VPS on Windows

You can establish an SSH connection using the PuTTY SSH client. You can download PuTTY for free from this URL. First, make sure that the SSH option is enabled for the corresponding VPS account. Detailed instructions can be found in the SiteGround WHM tutorial. The SSH keys should be generated and converted with puttygen.exe as […]

How to Enable SSH for Cloud VPS on Linux

First you need to generate SSH key pair for your connection. Under Linux you can do so using the ssh-keygen command. You should run it in the command line. You will be asked for a file where the key should be saved to and for a passphrase (password) for the key. Here is an example: […]

SSH and SSH Keys

SSH (Secure Shell) is a network protocol that allows secure remote access over an encrypted connection. Through an SSH connection you can easily manage your files and folders, modify their permissions, edit files directly on the server, etc. SSH provides several types of authentication, including password and key-based authentication. Key-based authentication is a very secure […]

How to log in to an account via SSH in Linux?

All you need to do to initiate an SSH connection in Linux is open a shell prompt and execute the following command: user@localhost: ssh USER@HOST_NAME -pPORT - USER - the user for which you want to establish the SSH connection. If your account is hosted by SiteGround, this will be the same username as the […]

I have some files with 755 permissions. Is this a security threat?

Having files with 755 permissions is not a security threat on our servers because we set each public_html directory with 750 permissions and only your user can read them. Thus, regardless of your files' permissions, other users cannot read / execute / write in them. You need help with the technicalities of your website? We […]

How to log in to my account via SSH using PuTTY?

PuTTY is a popular choice for a Windows SSH client. It is reliable, easy to use and free (open source). In this article we will describe a very basic PuTTY usage for larger audience. If you are a SiteGround customer, check the links below for specific information on how to connect to your account via […]

How to Generate SSH Key in Linux?

To generate SSH key in Linux using the ssh-keygen command. You should run it in the command line. You will be asked for a file in which the key should be saved to and for a passphrase (password) for the key: user@localhost: ssh-keygen -t dsa Generating public/private dsa key pair. Enter file in which to […]

How to generate an SSH key on Windows using PuTTY?

You can generate an SSH key on Windows using the PuTTY SSH client. You can download PuTTY for free from this URL. To generate a key with PuTTY, you should: 1. Download and start the puttygen.exe generator. 2. In the "Parameters" section choose SSH2 DSA and press Generate. 3. Move your mouse randomly in the […]

How do I activate SSH access for my account?

SiteGround offers SSH access on all hosting sollutions - shared accounts, Cloud hosting/VDS and dedicated servers. More information on how to use SSH on the different solutions can be found below: Shared hosting/Semi-dedicated accounts: How to log in to my SiteGround shared account via SSH using PuTTY? How to log in to my SiteGround shared […]