In this article, we'll take a look at some of the popular SFTP clients that you can use for transferring files to and from your WordPress site.
SFTP Client Guides
General SFTP Client Configuration
Not using an SFTP client that we already have a guide for? Although individual steps and UI will vary across different SFTP clients, here's a general outline of how to configure your client.
Things You'll Need
- An SFTP client installed.
- An SSH key pair. If you don't already have one, we recommend following our SFTP guide.
- An SSH user and public key added to your account via Atomic.
- The primary domain of the app you're connecting to.
General Configuration Steps
- Ensure that you have an SSH key pair and it has been added to Atomic. If you need more help doing this, take a look at our walkthrough on configuring SFTP for more information.
- Create a new connection inside your client.
- Configure your new connection to use these settings:
- Host: Your domain (or your *.pressdns.com subdomain if you don't yet have a domain configured).
- Port: 22
- User: Your SSH user that you've created in Atomic. Don't forget the client_ prefix!
- Password: Leave this blank.
- Authentication Method: SSH key file. You may also need to select the SSH key that you'll be using.
- After your settings are in place, save them and test your connection. If you have a password on your SSH key, you may also be prompted to enter it. This is the password that you used when generating your SSH key pair.