How to Directly Browse Your Website’s Files via SSH


I will show you how you can directly browse your website’s files via SSH. I grabbed this article idea from a thread I saw in the Arvixe Forum. I use Ubuntu’s terminal to stablish the SSH connection. If you are on Windows, you can use PuTTY or any other SSH client (read more in step number one).

Difficulty level: Mega Easy

1. Open up your favorite SSH client. I use the terminal that my Ubuntu has. If you are on Windows, you can download PuTTY HERE. PuTTY is a SSH and telnet client used by a lot of people. It is really simple and easy to use.

2. Connect to your server. In my case I need to type:


3. Now it will ask you for a password, type it in.'s password:

4. Now that you’ve logged in, execute this code:

cd /home/{USERNAME}/www

Of course, remember to change {USERNAME} to your username.

That’s it! Now you are in the directory where all your website’s files reside. If you want to see all the files and folders that are there, type in the following command:


That command will list everything in that directory.

I hope somebody finds this article useful, and anything you need, do not hesitate to contact me!

Best Regards,


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Richi González

I started programming when I was 12. I'm a Developer and have been working with the Clip-Bucket script since it came out. I'm the Liaison between Arvixe and Clip-Bucket, so anything you need regarding Clip-Bucket or any particular computer-related subject you need, let me know so I can assist you.

2 Comments on How to Directly Browse Your Website’s Files via SSH

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