PHPDesigner not working, because of old SSH, is there a hot fix?


I use PHPDesigner which I really love and i prefer not using another software for my PHP coding.

However PHPdesigner hasn’t been updated since 2013 which sucks because it uses some old SSH settings which it seems are not supported anymore.

The error I’m getting when trying to connect thru SFTP in PHPDesigner is

Server does not support diffie-hellman-group1-sha1 for keyexchange

I’ve tried adding some different things to the ssh config file but all fixes are too old to work.

So I’m hoping someone else can provide a way to get around this :)

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Bobby Iliev
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June 27, 2020
Accepted Answer

Hi there @Geekologist,

It looks like someone had the same question on the DigitalOcean community site a while ago, I would recommend checking the answer here:

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby

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