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On cPaneles servers, it is only possible to establish an SFTP connection with the FTP user associated with the hosting ID.

Generate SSH key, or set it up

Remove a password from the private key and set the key in FileZilla

Start FileZilla.

FileZilla main window

FileZilla main window

In the next step, click Edit / Preferences… in the top menu bar.

FileZilla Edit/Settings menu

FileZilla Edit/Settings menu

In the popup window, click SFTP in the list on the left, then click Add Key File… button.

FileZilla Settings menu

FileZilla Settings menu

Browse to the created private key file and confirm the warning with OK button.

Converting key

Converting key

Enter the password that you entered when creating the key, and then click OK button.

Type password

Type password

The private key will then appear in the Secret Keys list. Click Ok to close the window.

Added key

Added key

Creating the connection

In the top menu bar of FileZilla, click File / Favorite Places… or press CTRL+S.

Connecting

Connecting

In the popup window, click the New Station button.

Create new connection

Create new connection

Then name the conection and enter the following information:

  • Address: hostingID.loginssl.com
  • Port: Here you need to enter the port number of the SFTP protocol, which is shown in Figure 22
  • Protocol: Select SFTP – SSH File Transfer Protocol here
  • Logon Type: Here you must select the Interactive option
  • User name: Your hostingID
Enter connection data

Enter connection data

Connecting

As a last step, click Connect.

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