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Creating a new SSH account


It is recommended that, only advanced users, use SSH to manage any larger websites that you may choose to host with Bravenet. It provides greater ease-of-use and utility when dealing with the hundreds, or perhaps even thousands of files involved in more complicated websites.

The SSH environment is provided for the file management and maintenance of your sites. It is not meant to be used for daemons and background tasks.

SSH Logins on your account share permissions, and will have full access to all home directories and sites on your account.

There is a password utility within the SSH session that allows you to manage yours, and other shared profiles on your account using the bnetpasswd utility.

Creating a new SSH account

  1. Log in to your Bravenet account.
  2. Select the SSH tab.
  3. Select the New SSH Account option.
  4. You will be prompted to enter in a username and password. This will be the user that your SSH session will show when you log in with the account you are creating. Note that your username will automatically be followed by a number - this is part of your username. For example, testuser-1234567890.
  5. You can now login to your SSH account using either PuTTY on Windows/OSXc or the Terminal in Linux/OSX.