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Uploading files via WinSCP to a Linux CVM from Windows

Last updated: 2022-03-23 11:29:09

    Overview

    WinSCP is an open-source graphical SFTP client that uses SSH in Windows environment and supports SCP protocol. Its main feature is to copy files securely between the local and remote computers. Unlike uploading codes via FTP, you can directly use your CVM account in WinSCP to access the CVM without any additional configuration.

    Prerequisites

    WinSCP has been downloaded and installed on the local computer. Download the latest WinSCP.

    Directions

    Logging in to WinSCP

    1. Open WinSCP, and the "WinSCP Login" box pops up.
    2. Configure the following parameters:
    • Protocol: either SFTP or SCP.
    • Host Name: Public IP of the CVM. Log in to CVM console to view the Public IP of the CVM.
    • Port: 22 by default.
    • Username: Username for logging in to the CVM.
      Note

      The default admin username is root for Linux instances and ubuntu for Ubuntu instances. If you use Ubuntu, configure as instructed in How can I log in to an instance running Ubuntu as root? and then log in as root.

    • Password: Password of the username.
    1. Click Log In to enter the "WinSCP" file transfer page.

    Uploading files

    1. In the right pane of the "WinSCP" file transfer page, select the directory where the files are to be stored on the server, such as /user.
    2. In the left pane, select the directory where the files are stored on the local computer, such as F:\SSL certificate\ Nginx, and then select the files to be transferred.
    3. In the left menu, click Upload.
    4. In the "Upload" box that pops up, confirm the files to be uploaded and the remote directories, and click OK to upload the files from the local computer to the CVM.

    Downloading files

    1. In the left pane of the "WinSCP" file transfer page, select the local computer directory to store the downloaded files, such as "F:\SSL certificate\ Nginx".
    2. In the right pane, select the directory where the files locate, such as /user, and then select the file to be transferred.
    3. In the right menu, click Download.
    4. In the "Download" box that pops up, confirm the files to be downloaded and the remote directories, and click OK to download the files from the CVM to the local computer.
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