Introduction

SFTP (secure FTP) connection represents a secure way to download/upload your files from a Seedbox using an encrypted/secure FTP connection on port 2222 on our new templates and port 22 for old ones.

In this quick guide, we’ll teach you how to log into your Seedbox securely and transfer files using the sFTP protocol

Different platforms

We strongly recommend Filezilla as your default client for sFTP and FTP connections.

Why? Because Filezilla is supported on every operating system (Windows, Linux, OSX)

The procedure for logging is the same on every platform so follow the steps below no matter what platform you are using! 😃

Step 1 - Download and Configure Filezilla

How to Install FileZilla FTP Server on Ubuntu Server 20.04

Download the FileZilla FTP client for the platform that you are using:

Windows:

FileZilla Win 64bit version.

Linux:

FileZilla Linux 64bit version.

MAC OS X:

FileZilla Mac OS X version.

In the File menu, choose “Site Manager…” (CTRL +S)

Step 2 - Add a New Connection/Site

Click on the New Site button and type in a descriptive site name (in this example, “IT Docs” is used)

  • Type your IP address in Host.

  • Type the number of the Port you are using.

  • Choose SFTP – SSH File Transfer Protocol as your Protocol.

  • Pick Ask for password on Logon type

  • Type your FTP account username in the user field.

  • Click on the “Connect” button to test your new connection.

  • Type in your password and click OK.

Tip: while typing your account password you may have the ability to remember your password for this and future sessions. We invite you to do that.

Step 3 - Trust the host

While connecting to a new host for the first time, or if you change the hostname, you will receive the following notification:

Click OK to start your sFTP connection and have the ability to upload and download files.

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