Establishing a Connection to a Project's Webspace (SSH) via PuTTY (Managed Cloud Hosting)

To establish a connection to your project using PuTTY, proceed as follows:

  • You have already created a project in thr Cloud Panel.

  • You have downloaded PuTTY.

  • You are in the Managed Cloud Hosting > Projects section of the Cloud Panel.

  • Select the desired project.

  • On the Website tab, click SFTP & SSH.

  • Next to Status, click the Disabled link.

  • Enter your chosen password and repeat it in the following field.

  • Click Activate SFTP/SSH.

    SFTP/SSH access is activated and the login data is displayed in the SFTP/SSH section.

  • Please make a note of the following information:

    • Host name: The host/server name to be used for SFTP/SSH connections.

    • Port: The port to be used for SFTP/SSH connections.

    • SFTP/SSH User: The user name to be used for SFTP/SSH connections.

  • Start PuTTy.
  • In the Host Name (or IP address) field, enter your host name.

  • In the Connection type section, activate the SSH connection type.

  • Click Open.

Please Note

A warning will appear the first time you log in. Because the SSH server was previously unknown, PuTTY does not have the key stored yet.

  • To allow the connection and save the key for future sessions, click Yes

    The terminal window will open.

  • Log in with your SFTP/SSH username and password. 

    After logging in, you will see the directories where your project files are stored.

  • Optional: To display the full directory path, type the pwd command. Example:
    ssh-user:~/var/www/html$ pwd

Unlike on a root server such as the Cloud Server, your user rights will be limited in Managed Cloud Hosting, as IONOS handles system administration for you. You cannot edit your web server's configuration files or install your own programs via the package manager, for example.