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How do I connect to Dedicated Hosting by Bluehost via SSH?

Overview

SSH (Secured Shell) is a secure way to connect and administer Linux servers. With an SSH connection you can securely transfer files to your servers, monitor disk usage, setup a cronjob and perform many more operations.

Connecting to the Server

Windows OS

  • Download any SSH client like WinSCP or PuTTY.
  • Enter your IP address and the port number 2222
  • Log in with your cPanel username and password.

Linux OS

To connect to the server via SSH, run the following command from a terminal:

ssh -p 2222 cpanelusr@ip.add.re.ss

Replace cpanelusr with your username; and replace ip.add.re.ss with your IP address.

Mac OS

To connect to the server via SSH, run the following command from a terminal:

ssh -p 2222 cpanelusr@ip.add.re.ss

Replace cpanelusr with your username; and replace ip.add.re.ss with your IP address.