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Enable SSH (Secure Shell) access

You can enable SSH (Secure Shell) protocol to provide a secure method of connecting to your hosting account to upload files, move files and execute commands. Customers using paid Linux shared hosting accounts can enable it.

Note: When you enable SSH, it is enabled for the primary FTP user associated to the account. You may be required to update the primary FTP user's password before enabling SSH.

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account and open your product. (Need help opening your product?)
  2. From the Hosting Control Center home page, click the More menu and then select SSH.
    Enable SSH on your hosting account
  3. Click Enable and SSH is now enabled.
  4. Note: It can take up to 72 hours for SSH to be fully enabled for your account. During this time, you might not be able to access the account via SSH.

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