Connect, manage and update files on your Linux Server like a PRO

I’ve been using Linux (Ubuntu) for a year now. Mind you that this post was written by a newbie guy.
In this post, I am going to show you how to connect to a Linux Server using SSH and add,update,delete files on your web applications, etc. The first time I setup a server and upload web application, I use FileZilla for uploading files and PuTTY for SSH connection. But not this time.

What we need?

  1. A Linux distro (preferably Ubuntu)
  2. Linux Server (of course!) – deb
  3. A text editor for updating our code (recommended – Sublime Text)

1. Let’s open up a folder (Home folder). From the Menu bar, click File>Connect to Server.
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2. A window will appear. You will need to fill up the fields.
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Server: the IP address of the server
Port: 22
Server: the IP address of the server
Username and Password: user account to connect to server (account from server)

Note: Make sure the server has OpenSSH installed. Default port is 22

3. Another window will appear and we can now start adding,updating our files on the server.
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This is way faster than using WinSCP/FileZilla. You just navigate to the server’s directory and drag and drop files from your desktop to server, open files from the server using text editor from your desktop.