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Using SFTP for files

How to use SFTP to transfer files

What is SFTP?#

SSH File Transfer Protocol is one of the most popular methods of securely transferring files to remote servers.

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We recommend you zip the files you want to upload to your server, uploading individual files through SFTP can take a long time. Once you have uploaded the .zip file to your server, you can go to the file manager in our Duck Panel, click on the three dots ... to the right of the .zip and click on Extract.

More Actions#

If you wish to archive, unarchive or mass delete files, please check out or guide on file management through the panel.

Using SFTP#

There are several so called SFTP Clients few of the more popular ones being WinSCP, MobaXTerm or FileZilla.

To find the login details, navigate to the sidebar of the server, then open the 'Settings' section.

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Here you will be able to see your server's SFTP host IP address and port as well as your username! Your SFTP password is the same as your game panel password.

With our new panel if you have WinSCP installed, you can launch straight away by clicking Launch SFTP.


Using WinSCP#

Firstly, you'll have to download WinSCP to your computer. - This should be simple with their installation wizard.

With our new panel, you can simply head over to the Duck Panel and click 'Launch SFTP' under 'Settings' on the left side of the screen. You'll simply need to enter your panel password and you are good to go!

sftp WinSCP is very similar to your basic Windows Explorer. However, on the right side of the screen (green area) you can see your local files and on the left side (blue area), you can see the remote server's files. You can drag, drop, rename and delete files as you wish.


Using MobaXTerm#

Firstly, you'll have to download MobaXTerm. They do have a free edition and also a professional, paid one. - This should be simple with their installation wizard.

Once that's done, simply launch the application. Right-click on the left side of the screen and click 'New Session'! Here, select 'SFTP' in the middle. sftp You'll have to enter your host's IP, port and SFTP username (as discussed above). Once that's done, simply click 'Ok'.

You'll be asked for your panel password. By default, this password will be stored.

sftp On the left side (green area) of your screen, you can see your local file tree and files and on the left side (blue area) you can see your remote files. You can drag, drop, rename and delete files as you wish.