Is there a way I can use sftp or scp or secure upload to upload to my dreamhost website?
i went to the page described earlier in the knowledge base but it doesn’t tell me the proper settings for sftp. I am trying it on Cyberduck for the Mac. are these the correct settings?:
host: [server name].dreamhost.com (or ftp.yourhostname.com)
username and password: whatever you have set up in your control panel
do i use public key authentication?
for some reason, I’m unable to log in via SFTP? Can anyone else?
Yes, I always use SFTP.
Have you enabled shell access in the Control Panel?
More info in: 3 Tips for Secure Communication…
I’m using Transmit on the Mac and trying to connect. Do we have to enable ssh/telnet in the panel for that user account?
Also, under that there’s a drop-down that says TYPE with the following in the drop-down…:
Are there differences between these?
Yes, exactly. Enable ssh/telnet for the user account you are using to connect to the FTP server.
I think the difference is mainly for UNIX nerds. Just go for /bin/bash…
if you use secure IMAP/SMTP, does the shell need to be enabled? Or will it still work w/o enabling this?
thanks for the help
Yes, it is mainly for *nix nerds. bash and the others listed are command line interperters. When you type in commands via ssh or telnet, a program this program takes it and tells your hardware what and how to do (through low-level programming language).
The differences between the 4 interperters dreamhost has are relativly small. All the commnds work the same, just syntax changes.
That’s probably more than you ever wanted to know.
would your FTP program handle the calls to the server and automatically use the proper interpreter?