How to connect to a Plesk server via SSH with available credentials
Warning: If your Plesk server is managed by a Hosting Provider, please contact the company that hosts your server and ask for the SSH connection details. For any issues during the connection contact your hosting’s support department, Plesk company doesn’t host websites.
Note: It’s necessary to have root access to the Plesk server to apply the solutions described in the Plesk Knowledge Base.
If the SSH credentials are available, here is the instruction on how to connect to a Plesk server via SSH from different Operating Systems:
From Plesk UI
- Plesk > Tools & Settings > SSH Terminal
- Plesk > Extensions > My Extensions > SSH Terminal
On Linux, use the Terminal console which is available in every Linux distribution:
Open Terminal console in Applications > Terminal:
Note: The location of the Terminal console depends on the installed Linux OS distribution.
Run the command below to start the SSH connection:
Note: Replace the username, the IP address 126.96.36.199, and port 22 with the corresponding SSH login credentials of the remote server
# ssh -p22 [email protected]
From Mac OS
On Mac OS, use the Terminal app which is available in every Mac OS distribution