SFTP file management

Your hosting data is accessible through SFTP. SFTP gives you the possibility to manage your files and folders using an SFTP client.

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Default login details

  • Server name: sftp.greenhost.nl
  • Login name: your SFTP username (often 'webmaster@yourdomain.com')
  • Port/protocol: 22/SFTP (within WordPress: 21/FTP)
  • Password: your SFTP password

SFTP clients

To access the Greenhost file servers, you can use one of the SFTP clients described below.

FileZilla | All Platforms

Downloading and installing FileZilla

Download the SFTP client FileZilla from the FileZilla website and install it on your computer. This program lets you manage your files on our hosting server.

Open the program by double-clicking the icon.

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Connecting to the server

You can connect to your space on our Shared Hosting servers in different ways. The easiest way is to use the Quick-connect bar at the top of the window.

Fill in the following details: - Host: sftp.greenhost.nl - Username: your SFTP username (often 'webmaster@yourdomain.com') - Password: your SFTP password - Port: 22

Click the 'Quickconnect' button.

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It is possible that you receive a warning message telling you that you are connecting to an unknown server. You can compare the fingerprints shown in the warning with the below information and click "ok" if it matches.

Fingerprints:

  • ECDSA fingerprint (256 bits):
    • SHA256: +R9L0vmIGQ8F9VTqZYlFgyM51/DI9fT0fLR5lfvsJcE
    • MD5: 57:a0:51:02:7d:ad:26:fc:87:65:10:12:7a:50:ca:13
  • RSA fingerprint (2048 bits):
    • SHA256: dHm+Y1ogZnOPOiIgsKDPcnZ8QcyE1YK6yam3vgSMU24
    • MD5: 16:55:bf:c4:82:7b:45:f2:10:56:4a:17:22:de:cc:81

Now you will be logged in and you can use FileZilla to move your website files to the Greenhost hosting server or manage the files which are already in place.

Moving files to the server

Now that you are logged into the server, you might want to copy your locally stored website files to the server. Under your domain folder on the server ('yourdomain.com'), you will find a 'DEFAULT' folder containing a file called index.html. Remove the file index.html by right-clicking it, and then clicking 'Delete'.

Now drag your locally stored website folders and files into that DEFAULT folder on the Greenhost server. This puts your website online. When many files have to be moved, or when your internet connection is slow, this process could take a while.

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Congratulations!

Your website is now online! To manage your website files on the server, the SFTP clients can be used as well.

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Cyberduck | MacOS and Windows

Download and install Cyberduck

Download the SFTP client Cyberduck from the Cyberduck website and install it on your computer by placing it in your Programs folder. Cyberduck lets you manage your files on our hosting server. Open the program by double-clicking the duck icon.

Cyberduck screen 1
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Configuring Cyberduck for easy use

You can make a connection to your space on our Share Hosting servers in several different ways. The easiest is to create a bookmark. This also lets you reconnect to the servers quickly in the future. To start, click on the + icon in the bottom left hand corner of the Cyberduck window.

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In the window which just opened, fill in the following information: - From the drop down select: SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) - Nickname: a recognisable title for this connection (this may be anything) - Server: sftp.greenhost.nl - Port: 22 - Username: your SFTP username ('webmaster@yourdomain.com')

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Logging in

Your new bookmark will appear in the main window. Click on it to make the connection to the server and fill in your password. Only tick the 'Add to Keychain' box if you do not share this computer with others. Click Login

Cyberduck screen 4
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Moving website files to the server

Now that you are logged into the server, you might want to copy your locally stored website files to the server. Under your domain folder on the server ('yourdomain.com'), you will find a 'DEFAULT' folder containing a file called index.html. Remove the file index.html by right-clicking it, and then clicking 'Delete'.

Cyberduck screen 5
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Now drag your locally stored website folders and files to the DEFAULT folder on the Greenhost server. This will put your website online. When many files have to be moved, or when your internet connection is slow, this process could take a while.

Cyberduck screen 6
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Congratulations!

Your website is now online!

To manage your files, you can always easily log into the file servers via the bookmark that you created. The SFTP clients can be used to manage your website files on the server as well.

Cyberduck screen 7
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