With SSH, you can access your Minecraft Server’s console (on MSCH based servers), files and folders. Edit them right from your desktop as well! We’ll go over a few programs to get you started.

What you’ll need:

  1. Your username.
  2. Your id_rsa file you can generate by following this guide.
  3. Your SSH port (found by running mcsh get services).
  4. PuTTyGen.

Let’s get started.

First, we’ll go about converting the key from OpenSSH to a PuTTy format.

  1. Open PuTTyGen
  2. Conversions > Import Key
  3. Select the id_rsa file
  4. Hit “Save Private Key”
  5. You’ll be asked if it’s ok to save without a passphrase. You can hit yes or type in a passphrase. You’ll have to use it later though.

Now, let's access your files.

What you’ll need from here:

  1. WinSCP
  2. The saved session from the first step.

WinSCP works to give access to your files securely using your public key!

  1. From the home screen, select New Site
  2. On the right panel, under Host name: type in ssh.mcserverhosting.red for NA or ssh.mcserverhosting.blue for EU
  3. For the port number, type in your SSH port
  4. For the username, type in your usernme
  5. Under password, hit Advanced…
  6. On the left panel, under SSH, click Authentication
  7. Click the three dots "…" under Private key file
  8. Find and select the converted ppk file from the previous steps.
  9. Hit OK.
  10. Hit Save, and give the site a name like “My MCSH Namespace”, then OK again
  11. Hit Login.

You’ll see your server’s minecraft folder on the right, and your files on the left.

That’s it! You know the basics! If you have any questions, reach out to us on discord at https://mcserverhosting.net/discord