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How do I connect to my webspace via SSH?

For Linux packages with SSH access only!Linux Packages with SSH Access Only!
      This includes:
arrow 1&1 Business Pro (Linux) arrow 1&1 Dual Standard (Linux)
arrow 1&1 Professional (Linux) arrow 1&1 Dual Unlimited (Linux)
arrow 1&1 Managed Servers arrow 1&1 Dual Business (Linux)
      This DOES NOT include:
not 1&1 Beginner not 1&1 Business (Linux)
not 1&1 Home (Linux)

SSH access is only available with Linux Business, Linux Developer web hosting packages and Managed Dedicated servers. For more info on SSH, please reference What is SSH (Secure Shell)?

Step 1:

To connect via SSH, you will first need to download a SSH client. The most well known free SSH client is called PuTTY. You can download the PuTTY.exe program here or simply do a web engine search for "putty" to find another website that offers PuTTY for download.
Step 2:

You will need your SSH username and password available in the 1&1 Control Panel to connect. This user name and password is the same as the initial FTP user name and password that came with your package and can not be deleted. For more help, please reference What information is required to make a SSH connection?

arrow image Enter your domain name into the Host Name (or IP address) text box.
arrow image Select SSH as the Connection type under the text box.

Step 3:

On the left-hand side of the window, click Data.

Step 4:

Enter your SSH user name into the Auto-login username text box. Your user name should start with the letter 'u' followed by numbers.

Step 5:

From the left-hand side, click Session.

Step 6:

arrow image In the text box below Saved Sessions, enter a name for this configuration. It is recommended to use the domain name.
arrow image Click the Save button to save your configuration as this name.

Step 7:

The configuration will be saved using the name chosen and you should now see this name in the list of Saved Sessions. In the future when you open PuTTY, you can simply click this name and click the Load button to load this configuration and then click the Open button to connect.

Click the Open button to connect via SSH.

Step 8:

The first time you connect to your webspace via SSH, the server will supply the SSH key fingerprint used for encryption. A warning appears that this key is not yet saved. Click the Yes button to save the key.

Once the key is saved, you will not receive this prompt when connecting to your webspace in the future.

Step 9:

The window will prompt you for a password to connect. The password will not be displayed on the screen nor will the cursor move when typing the password. This is normal. As a security precaution, no letters, asterisks or spaces are shown as you type the password to prevent bystanders from knowing the length of your password.

Type the password and then press ENTER.

Step 10:

You are now logged into your Linux web hosting package via SSH and presented with a command prompt to begin running linux commands!


Now that you are connected via SSH, reference the articles below on common commands and procedures using SSH:

What are some common SSH commands?
How do I change file permissions via SSH?
How do I manually install WordPress via SSH?
How do I import a MySQL database using SSH?
How can I backup my MySQL database using SSH?

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