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How to connect to your files via SFTP

Rapid Hosting File Connection Guide: Using SFTP

This comprehensive guide will walk you through the process of connecting your files via SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) using two widely-used methods: WinSCP and Filezilla. Follow the step-by-step instructions to get started:

Method 1: Connecting via WinSCP

Step 1: Launch SFTP from Panel

- Access your server within the Rapid Hosting panel.
- Click "Settings" and then select "Launch SFTP."

Step 2: WinSCP Setup

WinSCP should automatically open with the SFTP connection to your server.
- If prompted, enter your server credentials (username and password).
- You are now connected to your server's files via WinSCP, enabling seamless file management.

Method 2: Connecting via Filezilla

Step 1: Open Filezilla

Ensure that you have Filezilla installed and running on your computer.

Step 2: Access Site Manager

- In Filezilla, navigate to "File" and select "Site Manager."

Step 3: Create New Site

Within the Site Manager, click "New Site."

Step 4: Enter Connection Details

Provide the following information:
- Host: Enter the SERVER ADDRESS displayed in the Rapid Hosting panel (e.g.,
- Username: Utilize the username listed below the SERVER ADDRESS on the panel.
- Port: The port number is 2022 (the default for SFTP).
- Password: Input the password associated with your account on the Rapid Hosting panel. If unsure, log out and reset your password.

Step 5: Connect to SFTP

Once the connection details are entered, click "Connect."
Filezilla will establish an SFTP connection to your server's files.


You have now successfully connected your files via SFTP using either WinSCP or Filezilla. From this point forward, you can effortlessly manage and transfer files between your local computer and the server.

If you encounter any issues or require further assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to Rapid Hosting support.

Enjoy efficient file management with Rapid Hosting!

Updated on: 29/10/2023

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