This a step by step guide to connect to WordPress site on InstaWP via SFTP. To connect via SFTP you will need three things
- SSH Key Pair
- InstaWP Configuration
Key Pair – Windows Users
Download Putty and generate a SSH key pair to be used to connect to SFTP server on InstaWP. Putty contains both – SSH connector and SSH Key pair generator.
Key Pair – Mac/Linux Users
Unix based systems comes with pre-installed command based SSH utility which can be accessed from terminal. To generate a key pair, simply enter.
This will generate a key in your home directory i.e
Paste the SSH public key to your InstaWP profile at https://app.instawp.io/user/profile
Next, enable FTP connection for your site (available only for paid users).
You can use any SFTP client, in this example we are using FileZilla. Create a new Site from Site manager.
Select the Logon Type as “Key File” and browser the ppk file we generated earlier. (For Mac/Linux user browse to
~/.ssh/id_rsa and Filezilla will ask you to convert the file, then save it in a new location as ppk file.