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Logging Into Your Account via SSH using Terminal in Mac OS

If you are using Mac OS X, it provides a command-line SSH client (Terminal) as part of the operating system, so you don't need a dedicated SSH client.

To connect through your Mac Terminal, please follow the steps below. Please replace:

 

Attentionusername with your hosting account's Control Panel username,
your_server.com with your server's host name (you can find your server's host name listed in the upper left corner of your Control Panel).

 

1. Enable the SSH access for your account. You can do this from the SSH Access section in the Control Panel.

2.  Launch Terminal by using Spotlight search in OS X, searching for “terminal”.

3. Through your Mac Terminal, you can connect with the following command:

ssh username@your_server.com

During your first connection attempt, you will receive the following warning - "The authenticity of host can't be established. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?" You should enter "yes" (without the quotes). By doing that, the server's ECDSA key fingerprint will be added permanently to your list of known hosts. In that way, you will no longer receive this warning on subsequent connection attempts.