To access your WordPress site via SFTP you will need the following information:

  • SFTP Connection details (Host, Port, Path) to configure your SFTP client of choice.
  • An SFTP user (user name, password combination).

Configure SFTP using the Pressidium Dashboard

  1. Select the Websites menu option from the Dashboard sidebar. 
  2. Click on your website's name to go to the website overview. 
  3. Navigate to the SFTP page by clicking the link on the navigation bar.

Note / Copy the SFTP Connection details, they are required to configure your SFTP client:

  • Host 
  • Network port
  • Path

Create a new SFTP user (you can skip this step if you have already created a user):

  1. Click New.
  2. Select Environment (Production or Staging) to grant access to the production or staging environment respectively. A user can only access files and data of the selected environment.
  3. Provide a User name and a Password. A strong password (mixed lower case and uppercase Latin characters, numbers and special characters) is recommended. Make a note of the user name and password, you will need them to configure the SFTP client later on.
  4. Click Create to create the user.

Configure your SFTP client with the following settings :

  • Protocol: SFTP
  • Host: sftp.yourWordPressSiteName.onpressidium.com
  • Port: <the network port from SFTP Connection details>
  • Username: <user name of the SFTP user>
  • Password: <password of the SFTP user>

Example of connecting to myblog using WinSCP (replace settings with your own):

Configure SFTP using the Pressidium Portal

  1. Select the Websites menu option from the Dashboard sidebar. 
  2. Click on your website's name to go to the website overview. 

Write down your SFTP details, they are located in your website's summary:

Configure your SFTP client with the following settings :

  • Protocol: SFTP
  • Host: sftp.yourWordPressSiteName.onpressidium.com
  • Port: <the network port from your site's summary>
  • Username: <the username bit from your SFTP details>
  • Password: <this is the same with your Pressidium Dashboard credentials>

For example, connecting to myblog using Cyberduck:

Select your entry in the bookmarks list, and then click the Open Connection button.

If all went well, a similar window will appear, listing your account's directory files:

Example of connecting to myblog using FileZilla (replace settings with your own):

  1. Open Site Manager
  2. Create a New site (e.g. myblog).
  3. Fill in the connection details (Protocol, Host, Port, Username, Password)
  4. Click Connect

SFTP client software

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