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FTP Setup Using Secure FTP (SFTP)

Secure FTP is available with your Bluehost hosting account. To use it you will first need to enable SSH Access for your account.

Using SFTP

Our servers do support Secure FTP or SFTP. There are a couple of things that you will need to do to use this option on our servers.
  1. Download an FTP program that supports Secure FTP.
  2. You will also need to enable SSH/Shell access on your account.  You can review SSH/Shell Access for further information.
  3. Log into your SFTP program using port 22.
Note: Only your main FTP/cPanel username can be used for SFTP access. FTP accounts created using the FTP Accounts tool will not work.