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What is SCP and SFTP?

SCP and SFTP are both part of OpenSSH. Please note that you cannot use SFTP with an FTP only user – despite the name, SFTP has fairly little in common with FTP.


If you would like to use SFTP you need SSH (shell) access.  By default, SSH is disabled.  Please open a Support Ticket to request SSH access on your hosting account.  Once we enable it for your account you will be able to use SFTP.

Once SSH has been enabled on your account you can use your cPanel username and password to connect to your account using an SFTP Client.

Updated on November 9, 2019

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