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How do I get the FTP login for my new droplet? I am new to this

June 30, 2016 680 views
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How do I get the FTP login for my new droplet? I am new to this.

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Hey @nkwentiv

Here's the quickest process to get (S)FTP access, but check out the additional guides at the bottom as they will save you a lot of stress.

Before using FTP, you need to login to your server via SSH once in order to set your own password.

On a Mac
  • Open up the Terminal app and type: ssh root@[YOUR-DROPLET-IP-ADDRESS] where you replace [YOUR-DROPLET-IP-ADDRESS] with the IP Address listed in your control panel
  • You will be prompted for your password, paste in the password that was emailed to you
  • You will be prompted to set your own password, (first paste in the original password again, then type your own secure password twice.)
  • Now you can close the terminal window and login via SFTP with the credentials below.
On a PC
  • Go to your droplet in the control panel and open up the Web Console
  • Use root as the username and type in the password that was emailed to you.
  • You will be prompted to set your own password, (first paste in the original password again, then type your own secure password twice.)
Ready to Login via FTP

Use the following credentials to login with the program of your choice:
HOST: [YOUR-DROPLET-IP-ADDRESS]
USER: root
PASSWORD: [YOUR-PASSWORD]
PORT: 22

(port 22 is used for SFTP or Secure FTP, which is better)

Extra Important Guides!
GUIDE: How To Set Up SSH Keys
ssh keys SSH keys provide a more secure way of logging into a virtual private server with SSH than using a password alone. Read Guide
GUIDE: How To Use Filezilla to Transfer and Manage Files Securely on your VPS
. This article will teach you how to use Filezilla to transfer and manage files securely on your VPS. But you will need to have SSH keys set up first. Read Guide
by Etel Sverdlov
SSH keys provide a more secure way of logging into a virtual private server with SSH than using a password alone. With SSH keys, users can log into a server without a password. This tutorial explains how to generate, use, and upload an SSH Key Pair.
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