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James Sinkala
James Sinkala

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Setting up SSH Access to your Web Hosting Service.

This is a simple guide to help you setup ssh access to your web server.

First and foremost, you need to enable ssh access on your web hosting provider's dashboard.
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Look for the SSH access setting which will most likely be off.
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And turn it on.
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Remote Access

What's left is trying to access your remote server from your local machine. You might opt for tools like PuTTY or use your operating system's built in SSH client which the Mac OS and Windows (Windows 10, 2015 onwards) port out of the box.
All you need is open windows command prompt or terminal on Mac and use your server's access credentials as follows.

$ ssh username@server_ip_address
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You will be prompted to insert your password and that's it.

Break a shell.

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