What is initial directory on SFTP form.?

I switch my hosting hostinger to DreamHost, when I first opened the directory its showing SFTP form. Host, username, and password are easy to find on the home page of the hosting panel but what’s the Initial directory…? What I fill there.?

You can probably leave it blank and it will display the user’s home directory.


It’s not working without initial directory address.

what sftp client is that?

I believe it is DH’s web FTP client at https://files.dreamhost.com – when I manually test it I can leave the “initial directory” blank and it takes me to the user’s home directory.

A more typical way of using files.dreamhost.com is via the “Manage Files” links on the Panel – those automatically connect, so no need to manually enter info.