Although you can accomplish many administrative tasks using cPanel, some tasks are better suited for the command line or a dedicated file management program. The following articles demonstrate various ways to access your account using Secure Shell (SSH), FTP, SCP, and more.
Learn how to access the control panel for your hosting account.
Secure Shell (SSH) provides a secure way for you to access your account from the command line. Read this article to learn how to set up and use an SSH client on a variety of operating systems.
After you have set up and used an SSH client, you can optionally set up SSH keys. You can use SSH keys to set up automated SSH logins, or two-factor authentication for increased security.
FTP provides a way for you to transfer files to and from your A2 Hosting account. Learn more in this article.
Secure Copy Protocol (SCP) is a quick and secure way to transfer files to and from your A2 Hosting account by using the command line. Learn how to use SCP here.
SFTP requires SSH. However, a shared hosting account has only one SSH login -- you cannot use regular FTP users with SFTP. This is problematic if you want to allow multiple users to use SFTP. The solution is to create and deploy a separate SSH key pair for each user, and this article shows you how.
The Secure Shell Filesystem (SSHFS) provides a secure way for you to access your account files. Read this article to learn how to set up and use an SSHFS connection on a variety of operating systems.
The SolusVM control panel enables you to administer an unmanaged VPS using a convenient web interface.
For security reasons, one of the first things you should do with a new VPS or dedicated server is disable SSH (Secure Shell) logins for the root account. This article shows you how.
You can use two-factor authentication with SSH to help secure your unmanaged server. Learn how in this article.
You may receive a warning message about a remote host's key when you try to connect using SSH. This article describes how to resolve this issue.
If you experience problems with SSH connectivity, you may have to adjust some settings in your SSH client to keep connections alive. This article shows you how.
You may receive an "output truncated" message when you try to list files or directories using an FTP client. This article describes how to resolve this issue.
FTP accounts may not work after you upgrade your FileZilla client to version 3.10. This article describes how to resolve the problem.
You may receive a "Too many connections from this IP" error message when you use FTP. This article discusses why the problem occurs, and how you can resolve it.
You may need to change the SSH port number that the server uses on an unmanaged server. This article shows you how.
FTP provides a way for you to transfer files to and from your A2 Hosting account. This article demonstrates how to set up and use an FTP client with any of our Linux hosting packages.