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Connect SSH via Mac OSx

Connect SSH via Mac OSx. Please take note of the pre-requisite:

Connect SSH via Mac OSx through Terminal

Step 1. Find the “Terminal” application in launchpad and start it.


Step 2. Go back to WHM and look for the newly created public key. Click on View/Download Key.


Copy the Public Key.


Step 3. Run the following command on your machine:


This will check the present working directory. Make sure it shows /Users/username/ (username pertains to your local computer username).

Create and edit a file by using the  command below (replace “filename” with any file name you want).
vim filename


(Note: The word vodien next to vim is only an example.)

Step 4. Paste the SSH Public Key. You may need to press i from your keyboard to insert the key.


Step 5. Press “ESC” and type: wq and press enter.


Step 6. Now you are able to connect to the server via SSH with the following command in the terminal window:

Type in ssh [email protected]. (This is only an example. Please replace with your correct VPS address.)


Step 7. You will be asked if you want to continue connecting. Type in yes and press Enter.authenticated-ssh

Step 8. You will be asked for the password. Enter your VPS password (same with your WHM login password).

You are now connected to the command line with your Mac computer.

Do not hesitate to contact our support team if you have further questions.

Connect SSH via Mac OSx

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Updated on August 17, 2020

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