How to Enable SSH Access on HostGator Shared Hosting?

SSH (Secure Shell)

SSH mainly used to make direct changes for your files on web server. Any changes done through SSH to web server updates are dynamically. Mostly used by technical background.

These days most of the web hosts are providing SSH option to the customers.

To Enable SSH for an Existing cPanel Account:

  • Log into Web Hosting Manager tool (WHM)

SSH Access on HostGator

  • From the left navigation menu, click Account Functions > Manage Shell Access.
  • Select the account you wish to modify, then select the type of SSH access to be applied (either normal shell or jailed shell).
  • Under Settings, click the SSH Access box.
  • Click Create at the bottom of the page.

 To Enable SSH for an Existing cPanel Account:

  • Log into WHM.
  • From the left navigation menu, click Account Functions > Manage Shell Access.
  • Select the account you wish to modify, then select the type of SSH access to be applied (either normal shell or jailed shell).
  • Once you have made your selection, WHM will automatically save the changes.

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