Using an SSH Client

Most customers find that SFTP or SCP provide a sufficient level of access. Some may require SSH access to a test machine (or perhaps a production machine). There are two levels of SSH access: in the first level, usage is limited to the execution of remote commands; in the second level, one has full interactive usage. This page describes both levels of usage.

Using PuTTY (for Windows Users)

To start PuTTY, simply double-click on the putty.exe icon. You'll be presented with a screen on which you can configure the settings for a session. To configure a session, enter your assigned hostname (e.g., select SSH for the protocol, enter a nickname for the session in the Saved Sessions box (e.g. daenerys), then click the adjacent Save button. Your session will then appear in the session list.

To start an SSH session, double-click on the desired session in the list, or, instead, select it, click Load, then Open. In the future, you won't have to enter the hostname or select the protocol unless you need to configure a new session for a different server.

The first time you connect to a server, PuTTY will present a warning about the server's host key - this is normal behavior. Simply click Yes to accept the key; in future sessions, you won't be presented with the warning.

An SSH session will then begin (a window will open) and you will be asked for your login id. Enter your account name. Then you'll be asked for your password. After entering the correct password, you'll be placed in your home directory.

Using SSH at the Command Line

If you have interactive level access, you can log into a oneIgloo server using the ssh command:

   ssh -l <account name> <server name>

where <account name> is your assigned account name and <server name> is the name of your assigned web server. Here's an example where user bob is logging into the server which hosts his web sites (

   ssh -l bob

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