How to access hosting account via SSH (Terminal OS X)
How to access hosting account via SSH (Terminal OS X)

If you use Mac OS X, you don’t need to install a third-party client like PuTTY to connect to your hosting account via Secure Shell (SSH). Instead, you can use Terminal - a command line emulation program.

1. Open your Terminal application:
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You will see a window with a user$ sign and a blinking cursor. This is your basic command prompt.
From in here, you can establish an SSH connection to your hosting server:
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To connect, you need to execute the following command:


USER: user you want to establish the SSH connection for - root or cPanel username
SERVER: hostname/IP of the server you are connecting to
PORT: connection port - 21098 for a shared server, 22 - for a VPS/Dedicated server

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2. Now the computer will attempt to connect to your hosting server.
If it is your first time connecting to the server, you will see a message asking you to confirm the connection establishment. Type yes and press the Enter key to proceed:

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3. You will be asked to input the SSH login details. Type it in and press Enter.

NOTE: The cursor will not be moving when you will be entering your password:
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4. If all is good, you will see a line beginning with [user@server ~]$ , this will indicate that the SSH connection has been successfully established:
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