Tag Archives: Ssh

Safe and Easy Terminal Login with SSH Config File

Managing so many WordPress websites, dealing with Terminal & command lines is inevitable. I use Mac OS X, so Terminal app and SSH command are the tools get me connected with remote machines occasionally. Although Coda 2 is my main code editor, FTP client & Terminal app, there is time I like to pop up the simple Terminal app, and use few command lines for a quick checkup.

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How to Setup SFTP Connection with Private SSH Key in Coda 2

To manage website, I use SFTP/SSH over FTP. When use SFTP/SSH, I choose key-based authentication over username & password. Key based login is considered much more secure than password based login. The good news is, most Linux based hosting packages allow user to active SSH access. Comparing with setting up a FTP connection in your favorite FTP client, setting up a SFTP connection with private SSH key does require few extra steps. But once it is done, you can enjoy more secure connection with less security concern.

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