Logging into your DreamPress site via SSH


DreamPress websites are managed WordPress sites that are created with a unique user. This article walks you through the process of configuring SSH access for this user and logging into your DreamPress website.

Step 1 — Confirm your user is a Shell user

Use the following steps to confirm your current DreamPress user is set to a Shell user.

  1. Navigate to the SFTP Users & Files page.
  2. In the top menu, click the Filters dropdown.
  3. Select the Servers button.
  4. Select your DreamPress server from the dropdown menu.
    Your DreamPress user displays.
  5. Check the toggle that appears to the right of Secure Shell Access (SSH) — if it's blue and towards the right, SSH access is configured.

    If not, click the toggle to enable SSH access. After the change has been made, wait a few minutes for this change to take effect. You may then proceed with the next step.

Step 2 — Locating your credentials

  1. Navigate to the Manage Websites page.
  2. Click the Manage button to open the Domain Settings page, which allows you to adjust various settings for your site.
    • If in Grid view, click the Manage button at the bottom of the website box.
    • If in List view, click the Manage button at the far right of your domain name.
  3. Select the Website tab.
  4. Scroll to the Manage Your Site section.
  5. To the right of Manage Files, click the Login Info button to view your credentials.

Step 3 — Logging into your server via SSH

Now that your user is a Shell user, you can log into it via SSH.

Opening up a terminal application

A terminal is a program you use to type Shell commands. There are several terminal clients (applications) you can use on any operating system. View the following article for the easiest options for Windows, Mac, and Linux:

Logging in

Once you have chosen a terminal, open it to view a blank screen. Here you can enter a command to log into your server.

To log in, type in 'ssh', followed by your Shell username, an @ sign, then your website. For example:

[local]$ ssh username@example.com

You are then asked for your Shell user's password. Enter this and you'll be logged in.

Resetting your password

See the following article for the latest information on how to reset your password:

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