Cloudways SFTP: How to Setup WordPress FTP with Cloudways

In this post, I’ll show you how to connect to Cloudways FTP so you can access your WordPress files.

Whether you want to edit your files or upload a child theme, you’ll know what to do when you’ve read this post.

Let’s get started.

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Connect to Cloudways FTP: How to Access WordPress Files with Cloudways

Follow these steps to access your WordPress files with Cloudways.

Step 1: Create Application Credentials

Inside your Cloudways account, navigate to your application and under “Access Details”, you’ll see “Application Credentials” on the left:

cloudways application credentials
Cloudways FTP Credentials

Add a username and password and click “Add”.

You can then click on the IP address, username, and password to copy them, one-by-one.

Step 2: Add Your Server to a FTP Client

Download and install a FTP client like FileZilla and click the icon under the File menu item to add a new server:


Then, click on “New Site” and give it a name:

filezilla settings

Copy and paste your IP address, username, and password into the correct fields and select SFTP from the Protocol dropdown.

The Port number is 22.

Click on Connect and you’ll see the root directory of your Cloudways server. Click on “public_html” to see your WordPress files:

filezilla wordpress files on cloudways
Access WordPress Files on Cloudways with FileZilla

Now you can edit your WordPress files like .htaccess, wp-config.php, and access your themes and plugins directories.


That’s it for this post.

Do you need an SSL for your site? Take a look at my post on how to add a Cloudways SSL for your website.

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