SFTP literally means SSH FTP.
To use SFTP, you need an FTP client that supports that protocol. In this guide, we’ll be using FileZilla..
If you do not already have it installed on your computer, download FileZilla here: filezilla-project.org/index.php
To gain access to all the files and directories on your server, you must use the root user, and the root password with SFTP.
After you know the above information, you can continue…
Go to file in the top left.
and select Site Manager
Now click on New Site. You’ll need to put in this information:
- Host: Your Server IP
- Protocol: SFTP
- Logon Type: Normal
- Username: root
- Password: your root password
Once you have it all in, click on connect.
Now when you connect you will likely get a warning about the host key. That’s fine, you’re safe, just click on OK and proceed.
Once connected you will be taken to /root which is the root users directory, but you can’t do much in there, so go up a directory.
Now that you’re in the / (slash) directory, you can navigate to all the other directories on the server.