How do I enable SSH for WordPress?

This article will detail how you can enable SSH for your WordPress account.

SSH is an effective way of connecting to your hosting account so that you can upload or move files and more. Simply follow the instructions outlined below to get started.

Please note: this service is only available with Managed WordPress Standard, Pro and Ultimate plans purchased after May 2021.

Step 1 of 6

Start by logging in to your 123 Reg Control Panel. Under the Manage Active Products section, select your Managed WordPress package from the drop-down menu and click Manage.

Select Manage


Step 2 of 6

On the next page, select Manage opposite the product name.

Choose Manage


Step 3 of 6

This will take you to an overview page of all your purchased Managed WordPress packages. Select the button for your plan and select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.

Select Settings



Step 4 of 6

Within the Production Site section, select Show more and then click the switch opposite SSH so that it becomes Enabled.

Enable SSH


Step 5 of 6

From there, you can view your SSH details by selecting View opposite SFTP/SSH details.

View SSH details


Step 6 of 6

Keep a note of your Hostname, Username and Password as you’ll need these details for third-party applications such as FileZilla or phpMyAdmin.

Copy SSH details