If you navigate to your site in our Control Panel, the first thing you’ll see is the server login information. It is a handy overview of everything you need to know about your site. In this article we’ll go over what the different parameters mean.
The first field is for your host or as we like to call it, the internal domain for your site. This is the domain you can use to reach the site should you for example not have a custom domain to use. The naming convention we use for these is:
The second field is the URL for logging onto the server via SSH. Be aware that this is different from the host as the URL here describes which user at which server to use. The naming convention we use for these is:
- Host IP
This is the server IP for your Bolt. The IP is what you should point your domain to in DNS with an A record when going live. If you want to use a CNAME record instead then you should use the Servername
This is basically the username of your site. You use this to tell where on the server you want to log in via SSH or SFTP
- SSH Port
As the name says, this is the port to use when logging in with SSH. 22 is the default port for SSH so you usually don’t need to specify this.
- SFTP Port
Basically the same as the SSH port, but instead for cases when you use the SFTP protocol to log in. This port on the other hand you would need to specify as 1022 is not the standard port for this.
- Web root directory
The web root directory is the full path to your web root on the server. The web root directory, which has the name public/ is where the internet fetches your website’s files.
- PHP Version
This is the current PHP version which your Bolt is using. Only one specific PHP version can be installed for each Bolt. If you want to change the version you would need to make a new Bolt with the desired version. For more information on upgrading PHP, please check out this article.
Also you can see a button up in the right corner. If you have lost or forgotten your SFTP / SSH password you can use it to generate a new one.
Should you have any further questions regarding any of these points, please contact our support chat at servebolt.com!
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