How can I backup and access files on the server using IDE?

  • Posted on October 9, 2014
  • ChrisBoyAsked by ChrisBoy

Hello Guys, I have a question regarding accessing files uploaded on our server - I hired a developer who has experience with Digital Ocean to do some work and upload the files on the server. Work was done, and files are now on the server. Problem now is that I needed to copy the files onto my local machine for one reason or the other.

First off I am a newbie to this whole cloud server thing, but my question is how can i log in to the server using a preferred IDE (like PyCharm) in order to access files.

I do have these information of the server:

IP Address: IPv6 Address: Username: Password: The App is located in /var/www/appname The VirtualEnv is in /var/virtualenvs

but since I can’t use FTP to log in I don’t quite know where to plug them in, which brings me back to how I can access and transfer files.

Responses will be very much appreciated. Thanks

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