SFTP file management

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

Contents

Default login details

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

Fingerprints:

  • RSA fingerprint: 2048 16:55:bf:c4:82:7b:45:f2:10:56:4a:17:22:de:cc:81
  • ECDSA fingerprint: 256 57:a0:51:02:7d:ad:26:fc:87:65:10:12:7a:50:ca:13

SFTP clients

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

FileZilla | All Platforms

Downloading and installing FileZilla

  • Download the FTP 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 Quickconnect bar at the top of the window.

  • Fill in the following details:
    • Host: ftp.greenhost.nl
    • Username: your webmaster username ('webmaster@yourdomain.com')
    • Password: your webmaster 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. Accept this by clicking 'OK'.

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  • 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, other FTP 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.

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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: ftp.greenhost.nl
    • Port: 22
    • Username: your webmaster 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

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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.

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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.
  • Other FTP clients can be used to manage your website files on the server as well.

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