Unfortunately at this time we do not offer SSH access for security reasons.

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2012-11-02 4:46 pm
I would really, really like to see this functionality. I believe that the time saved by having live, interactive debugging and administrative sessions, including large-scale regex-based file management, makes SSH a necessary feature for large scale web-application deployment, especially when spending a lot of time configuring server environments.
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2012-11-05 12:08 pm
Hello xiephoire,

While I do agree that SSH access would help speed along things in a development environment, unfortunately due to the security implications it's not something that is typically available on shared hosting. For this reason we typically recommend doing all of your large-scale development locally and then just uploading your results to the server.

- Jacob
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2014-08-28 4:08 am

I am considering moving my domain to your service but I have to say no ssh access is a negative. 

What methods do you provide for secure content upload to your servers?  ftp?  ftps? sftp? 

Related, what methods to you support for batch content upload to your servers?  Rsync? scp?  I guess not since you don't provide ssh.

If you provide only ftp for content upload which seems to be the case from the documentation here, and which seems to be the general approch from budget webhosting providers, then I really don't buy your explaination about not providing ssh due to security concerns.  Providing upload mechanisms that use clear text username and passwords (ftp) over the Internet is a terrible practice.  Any IT security organization worth anything will tell you that is a minum requirement.  It's too easy for somoene to snoop the auth credentials and then take over the site.

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2014-08-28 10:08 am
Hello George,

You are correct, rsync is not available due to SSH not being available. As for connecting to the account more securely, we do have an article on how to do that.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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