Sunday, 27 September 2009

Get secure. Enable SSH!

This post is GoDaddy specific, however considering the number of GoDaddy users out there, it is relevant. Feel free to comment with links to other hosting providers, big or small, with instructions or guides on how to setup SSH (and STOP! USING! FTP!)

To Enable SSH on Your Linux Shared Hosting Account

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. In the My Products section, select Hosting.
  3. Next to the hosting account you want to modify, click Manage Account.
  4. In the Settings section of the Hosting Control Center, click the SSH icon.
  5. Type your Country Code, Phone Number, and Extension (if applicable) in the corresponding fields and click Enable.
    NOTE: SSH requires a strong password. If prompted to change your password, click Change Password, type a new password, and click OK.
  6. GoDaddy will call the phone number provided within 10 minutes. Once the connection is established, an automated message plays a message containing a PIN. Type the PIN number into the You will be called with your PIN field and click Verify.