For advanced website management and secure file transfer, accessing SSH (Secure Shell) and SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) is essential. This guide provides steps to access SSH and SFTP for your website hosted on Cubes Hosting using Directadmin.

Enabling SSH Access in Directadmin

Before you can use SSH, it must be enabled in your Directadmin account. Follow these steps:

  • Log into your Cubes Hosting Directadmin panel.
  • Navigate to the 'System Info & Files' section.
  • Click on 'SSH Access' to manage SSH settings.
  • If SSH is not enabled, follow the prompts to activate it.
  • Note down the SSH connection details provided, including the server IP, username, and port number.

With SSH enabled, you can connect using an SSH client like PuTTY for Windows or Terminal for MacOS/Linux.

Connecting via SSH

  • Open your preferred SSH client.
  • Enter your server's IP address, your Directadmin username, and the designated port.
  • Authenticate using your Directadmin password or an SSH key if you have set it up.

Tip: Use SSH keys for a more secure and convenient connection method.

Accessing SFTP for Secure File Transfer

SFTP allows you to securely transfer files between your local system and your hosting server. To use SFTP:

  • Open an SFTP client like FileZilla or WinSCP.
  • Enter your server's IP, your Directadmin username, and password. The default SFTP port is usually 22.
  • Click 'Connect' to establish a secure file transfer session.

Once connected, you can drag and drop files between your server and local machine.

Note: Ensure your network and firewall settings allow SSH/SFTP connections.

Troubleshooting Connection Issues

If you encounter problems while connecting via SSH or SFTP, consider the following:

  • Double-check your network connectivity and firewall settings.
  • Ensure the SSH service is active in your Directadmin panel.
  • Confirm the accuracy of your login credentials.
  • Check if your account has the necessary permissions for SSH and SFTP access.


Accessing SSH and SFTP through Directadmin on Cubes Hosting provides a secure and efficient way to manage your website and transfer files. Ensure you follow security best practices and keep your login details confidential for a safe and smooth experience.

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