It’s easy enough to change the way WordPress behaves and looks using your site’s dashboard. If you have a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client, you can even edit the platform’s core files. However, neither tool enables you to directly interact with and manage your server.
That’s where Secure Shell Access (SSH) comes in. SSH is a protocol – just like FTP – that enables you to connect with your server and make changes. In this article, we’ll talk more about what SSH is, how it works, and when it’s useful. Then we’ll teach you how to connect to your website via SSH in three steps.
Let’s get started!