You need to have an SSH account to use SSH on your Bravenet 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.
Creating a new SSH account
- Log in to your Bravenet account.
- Select the SSH tab.
- Select the New SSH Account option.
- 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. Ensure you choose a secure password! When done, click the create button.
- You can now login to your SSH account using either Putty on Windows/OSX or the Terminal in Linux/OSX.
Using SSH with Putty
- Install PuTTY.
- Specify the hostname or IP address for your server and hit 'open' to initiate the connection. You can leave all options to default. If this is the first time to connect to the server, you will have to accept its SSH certificate.
- Specify your username yourname-123456789.
- Specify your password.
- Specify your port: 22.
Viewing Active Sessions
To view active SSH sessions for your account you will want to go to your SSH tab.
While you are on the SSH page, you will see all the active sessions for each of the accounts you have set up.
To disable active sessions you will want to click "Disable" next to the account you wish to disable and that will terminate any current sessions for that user Id.