This document provides the information to connect to your cPanel account via SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol or Secure File Transfer Protocol). SFTP provides file access, transfer, and management tools that resemble FTP through a secure SSH connection. However, SFTP is not merely FTP over SSH. Instead, it is an entirely separate protocol.
For more information about SFTP, read the SFTP Wikipedia article.
Configure your SFTP client
SFTP clients typically require the following information to connect to a server:
Hostname — The server’s hostname (for example,
SSH port number — The port number on which
sshdlistens (for example,
Security — Whether the client combines FTP and SFTP functionality.
Username — The SSH username that the client uses to connect to the server. The username can be a valid cPanel account username or the
Password — The SSH user’s password.
Private Key — The SSH user’s private key. This is the absolute path to a private key on your local computer (for example,
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