Honestly, I don’t know anything about Mac/iOS. But I’ve been asked ‘How do I connect to my server? I’m on Mac by-the-way’ enough times for me to research and post a response that should help future members.
**If you’re an Apple use that can add value to this post, feel free to reply below. Or if you can throw me some screenshots that would be cool
What you might need first
Before you can do anything, refer to your Web Host for the following:
- Get your SSH username and password
- Whitelist your devices IP address (if applicable)
- Enable SSH Access (if applicable)
So, unlike Windows a Mac OS X user can connect to their Web Server via SSH without the need to download something like Putty (for Win). Instead, they have a built in application (like Linux) called ‘Terminal’. The steps below should take you through the process.
Go to Applications > Utilities, and open Terminal.
Connect to the server by typing the following command:
ssh username@serversipand pressing Enter. e.g.
ssh [email protected]
When connecting for the first time, you will be prompted with an
authenticationmessage. You’ll want to type:
yesand then hit Enter
You’ll now be prompted for your SSH password. Type it in and hit Enter. Note: For security you will not see any text on the screen as you’re typing the password - This is normal.
From this point on, any commands you type will be universal regardless of what OS you’re using.