Remote File Access

You can use SFTP to access files on a Linux server from a remote location.

We recommend Cyberduck (Windows, macOS) and WinSCP (Windows) for free SFTP clients.

Windows and macOS


  1. Download and install

  2. Start Cyberduck, click Open Connection at the top left of the program window.


  1. Select SFTP from the drop down list


  1. Fill in the server name, username, and password


  1. Click Allow, optional check Always, if prompted about the fingerprint.


  1. You will see the files in your home directory, usually at /home/your-username. If you want to visit a shared project folder, click Go in the menubar, then Go to Folder... and enter the path of the folder, such as /home/shares/project-name.