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Gone are the days where we used to use
password to access your remote server with FileZilla and push the files to remote server.
In current trends SSH is the key to add an extra layer of security to your servers.
If you don't have
FileZilla software then you can download it from this URL Download FileZilla
If your not sure how to setup SSH keys then you can follow these articles:
Once you have downloaded the software from the above URL, open it by double clicking.
New Site -> (Left Panel) Add Your Site Name -> (Right Panel) General
Protocol - SFTP SSH File Transfer Protocol
By default FTP will be selected, select SFTP from dropdown as you want to securely connect to your server.
Host - stackcoder.in
website domain name or
ip_address, for example I am using
Port - 22
This is your server default SSH port. Unless you have configured something else in your server keep it the same.
Login Type - Key File
Since we want to connect it via
SSH key files generated ie
id_rsa.pub so that it will be more secure.
User - stackcoder
By default it will be
root most of the time, since I have made initial server setup I have created user with name
Key File - id_rsa
Usually you will connect with
id_rsa file which will be in
Background Colour (Optional) - Select Colour
This is optional, just if you want to segregate the testing and production environment
Comments (Optional) - Comment
Write some comments for your follow up or notes purpose.
Once you fill the above details your FileZilla will look like the following
NOTE: This may prompt to create private key with
.ppkfile extension. Just select the location and add name of the file.
After filling the above once you click connect. Check mark I always trust to make sure for the next and subsequent connection it wont prompt you ssh pass phrase like in the following
On successful connection you will be able to see you local laptop or computer files on the left side and your remote server files on your right side as in the following file
Just pull the files from the left project folder and push it to the required folder on the right side. Make sure to select Local Site &
Remote Site path
I think the article was really helpful for you. I highly suggest you to move on and use some kind of version control system like GIT, SVN, MERCURIAL. As per my preference I highly suggest you take a look at GIT.