Frequently Asked Questions

The NearlyFreeSpeech.NET FAQ (*)

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What is the connection information to upload files to my web site?

How do I upload my content to my site?

Can I access my web site via ssh?

What directory do I upload my web site's files to?

What hostname should I use for SSH/SFTP?

To get the correct hostname to use for ssh/SFTP access to your site:

  1. Go to the Sites tab in the member interface.
  2. Select your site name from the list to go to its Site Information panel.
  3. On the Site Information panel, find the box titled "SSH/SFTP Information."
  4. The "SSH/SFTP Hostname" line will contain the exact hostname to use for ssh and SFTP.

This will be different than any of your site aliases or the hostname used for FTP.

How do I connect to the shell with ssh?

Why do I have to enable FTP in two places to get it to work?

What is SFTP?

Can I configure my ssh connection to use a public key?

I tried to SFTP to and it failed. Why?

What are the fingerprints for the NearlyFreeSpeech.NET ssh keys?

What do I do if I have problems with FTP?

What if I think the name of your ssh server is too long?

I can connect to NearlyFreeSpeech.NET just fine, so why is your SFTP or ssh server unreachable or timing out?

Is automated FTP access to the system allowed?

Is automated SSH/SFTP access to the system allowed?