Managed WordPress: sFTP, SSH and phpMyAdmin Credentials

Managed WordPress is designed to be easy to use, so you shouldn’t need to enter your account’s back-end. However, if you do, we give you access to:

  • sFTP to manage your account’s files
  • SSH to manage your account through command line
  • phpMyAdmin to manage your account’s database

SSH access is available only to Business and Professional Managed WordPress plans.

To Find Your sFTP and phpMyAdmin Credentials

  1. Go to gateway.godaddy.com, and log in if prompted.
  2. Under the WordPress hosting site you want to use, click Settings.
  3. Go to the SSH & sFTP or Database tab.
  4. Select Show Password.

Your account’s SSH, sFTP or phpMyAdmin username and password display. You cannot change them.

sFTP

You can use this information to connect to your account using a third-party FTP client, such as FileZilla. For more information, see the Connecting to Your Hosting Account with FileZilla section of Connecting to Your Hosting Account with FileZilla (FTP).

When you connect, some FTP clients place you in the root of the server. From there, enter the home directory, and then access your username’s folder.

Your website’s files are in the html directory.

Managed WordPress connects using sFTP over port 22. You cannot use non-sFTP (i.e. FTP) connections.

SSH

You can use this information to connect to your account via SSH using an application like PuTTy (Windows) or OpenSSH (Mac/Linux).

phpMyAdmin

To log in to phpMyAdmin, click the phpMyAdmin Url, and then log in using the provided credentials.