How do I connect via SSH?


If you're using Windows, you'll need to download an SSH Client to access SSH.

This guide uses PuTTY which is a free SSH client and can be downloaded here:

  • Once you have downloaded PuTTY, search for and open PuTTY Key Generator on your computer.
  • Click Generate and move the mouse around in the gray box to generate some Randomness. This will generate a public key.
  • Add a passphrase (password). This is what you'll need to put into the command line interface.
  • Log in to Exodus Hosts, head to Manage Hosting and choose the package that you want SSH access for. Then choose, SSH Access from under the Security section.
  • Then input the public key that was generated from PuTTYgen into the Public Key box. A handle will be generated automatically. Then choose Add Public Key.
  • Head back to PuTTY Gen and click Save private key. Save this as any name you want.
  • Open PuTTY. Down the left-hand side, choose to expand the SSH menu and then choose Auth.
  • Choose Browse and add the private key you have just saved.
  • Head back to Session using the left-hand menu and add the host name ‘’ and choose Open
  • The command line interface will be show. Then login with your domain (e.g.
  • You'll then be prompted for the passphrase that you set earlier. Enter this.
  • You'll now have access to SSH for your site
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