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How to transfer files to a server with SFTP

How to transfer files to a server with SFTP

Overview

This article provides two possible methods of performing SFTP transfers: WinSCP and FileZilla.

Method 1: WinSCP

  1. Install and start the WinSCP application on your local computer, after which the startup panel appears. On the upper right, click New.


  2. Fill the fields as follows:


    1. File protocol: SFTP
    2. Host name: Enter the hostname provided in your Nexcess Welcome Email, or contact our Support Team for it. It will resemble <demoserver>.nexcess.net, but you will replace <demoserver> with the actual name.
    3. User name and Password: You may locate this information in the SiteWorx main menu by selecting Hosting Features > FTP > Accounts. See How to change FTP account passwords and directories with SiteWorx for guidance, or contact our Support Team
    4. Port: 24

  3. If this is the first time logging into the server, you will see the message. This message warns you are connecting to a remote machine; click Yes.  


  4. WinSCP will connect you to the Nexcess server and you will see the window shown below.


  5. To move a file, drag-and-drop the files from the origin folder to your destination folder. 

Method 2: SFTP with FileZilla

  1. Launch the FileZilla application on your computer.  
  2. On the upper left, directly below the File drop-down list, click Site Manager.  


  3. Click New Site. 


  4. In the General tab, fill the following fields:


    1. Protocol: "SFTP"
    2. Port: 24
    3. Logon Type: "Normal"
    4. Host: Enter the hostname provided in your Nexcess Welcome Email, or contact our Support Team for it. It will resemble <demoserver>.nexcess.net, but you will replace <demoserver> with the actual name.
    5. Username and Password: You may locate this information in the SiteWorx main menu by selecting Hosting Features > FTP > Accounts. See How to change FTP account passwords and directories with SiteWorx for guidance, or contact our Support Team.

  5. Click Connect.
  6. To move a file, drag-and-drop the files from the origin folder to your destination folder.  

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